The Old Manor House Garden has been designed as a signature garden to tell the story of Capel Manor during the 800 years prior to becoming home to Greater London’s only landbased college. Several themed gardens are to be incorporated into the design including The Queens’ Garden which was the part that Her Majesty the Queen officially opened on 11 June 2010. The final completed project in 2012 will see the recreation of the 16th Century Manor House demolished in the 1800’s complimenting the existing visitor experience of the gardens, that surround the present 17th Century Georgian Manor House and Victorian stables, and which make up a working estate where students gain ‘hands-on’ experience in all aspects of the landbased studies subjects offered.
Work has started on the second phase of the Old Manor House Garden at Capel Manor.
Phase Two will see the building of a Church Ruin, a tower on the Gateway, a ruined section of the Banqueting Hall Wall facing the moat, a ruined Fireplace in the Kitchin and a new Corner Tower giving extra scope to the fortifications.
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