The Parkland is the area outside of the ha-ha ditch. It was once the wider farmland belonging to the Manor and the ha-ha was added to keep livestock out of the formal gardens. To find out more about the ha-ha, click here to watch our video with Cotswold Archaeology.
A set of chainsaw-carved wooden sheep now stand in the parkland to interpret where the animals once grazed. At the edge of the canal you can find some sculptures of horseshoes, which have been inspired by the workhorses that used to tow canal boats along. These are two of the park's playable sculptures, which can be found across the park.
Now the Parkland is home to the park's arboretum: a collection of special and exotic trees. The exotic trees now have labels which makes them easy to identify. You can also discover what's there using our handy Arboretum map.
To improve access around the Parkland, we'll be mowing new grass footpaths across the area and recreating an old line of sight that reaches from the Wilderness, through the trees and beyond the park.
Above: Persian Ironwood tree in autumn colour.
New ID labels have been added to interesting trees in the arboretum.