Voted 'the finest water garden in the world' by the International Water Lily Society, Longstock Park Water Garden is a part of the Leckford Estate which is fully owned and managed by Waitrose.
The extensive water garden was created by John Spedan Lewis in the 1940s as a place to work and reflect. The garden has an inspiring collection of plants from around the world, that provide interest all year round.
The seven acres of garden includes two and a half acres of lakes, which are fed by the River Test so the water remains very clear, the maze of interconnecting islands and woodland glades combine to create a different vista at every turn. It is the perfect environment to cultivate a diversity of water-loving plants and there are over 40 different types of water lily alone. All this creates a garden that attracts visitors from all over the world.
If Longstock Park Water Gardens has left you feeling inspired why not take a look at Waitrose garden? We have collaborated with Alan Titchmarsh and Crocus to create our very own gardener's paradise, we have everything from plants to parasols. Whether you are a novice or green fingered pro, you will find everything you need to get your garden looking like your own little Eden. Visit Waitrosegarden.com to find out more