Blenheim Palace Gardens restoration

The formal gardens at the world-renowned Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire are to be transformed, the biggest change in more than 100 years.

Blenheim’s Head Gardener Andy Mills, is leading the 10 year project and he hopes to bring back many of the lost features and elements of the gardens. Andy, previously Head of Estates and Landscape at Painshill Park in Cobham, started as Head Gardener at Blenheim Palace in August 2022.

Plans for the garden include:

  • Sharpening of the Italian Garden which does not have visitor access, but can be seen from the South Lawn and works will significantly enhance the view of the gardens.
  • Restore the Cascades back to the Capability Brown grandeur, which involved cutting back and opening up of the landscape. A small island was discovered during the works, which will be restored and two bridges built forming part of a lost walk.
  • Restoration of the Secret Garden and bring back the tranquillity of the place

Blenheim Palace is the residence of the Duke of Marlborough and a designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.