The garden is a horticultural work of art formed through centuries of landscape design, with influences of ' Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton.

Four lakes form the heart of the garden, with paths circulating through the glades and wooded areas surrounding them.

This area has been transformed into a wildlife haven and is home to a diverse range of species including kingfishers, birds of prey, butterflies, and dragonflies.

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Dating back several centuries, it has had many uses including a deer park and WWII camp, and is now grazed with livestock and home to our natural woodland play trail in Ringwood Toll.

The River Ouse runs across the bottom of the parkland and the original meanders are still visible winding across the meadow.

In fact, if we didn’t manage them they’d soon become woodland.

Find out how we protect this ancient and wild landscape, in winter.

A major new exhibition at Petworth is the first of its kind to celebrate William Blake’s relationship with Sussex.

Some of Blake’s greatest works from poetry to painting will be displayed.

Includes works on loan from the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Tate. At Mottisfont in Hampshire discover the quirky machinery and exquisite paintings of William Heath Robinson in the gallery.

Heath Robinson is widely known for his detailed drawings of eccentric, over-complicated contraptions. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Maggie Greville travelled extensively around Asia.

Interested in making the most of your National Trust membership?

Why not join your local supporter group in London and the South East?

Each owner has left their impression, which can still be seen today in the layout of the lakes, the construction of Pulham Falls, the planting of Palm Walk and the many different tree and shrub species from around the world.