16th & 17th century gardens

The exaggerated shadows of lost features picked out by aerial photography under a low winter sun are one of the more obvious indicators of gardens from this period.

But at Old Campden House in Chipping Campden a pair of Banqueting Houses, a gateway and a garden mount all stand out proudly above the traces in the land of their mid-17th-century garden.

At Sudeley Castle archaeological techniques have recently aided detection of a previously entirely lost 16th or possibly 17th century formal garden.