Gardens

The estate at Gloster now encompasses 140acres comprising approximately of 50 acres of farming land, 60 acres of woodlands and 30 acres relating to the main house, other buildings and extensive gardens.

Within the gardens is an integrated gravity-fed water system providing running water to the fountains, waterfalls, ponds, canal and artificial lake. The system is fed from a nearby lake together with a well and various springs within the estate. No electrical or mechanical pumping device is used. The genesis of these gardens and water system was certainly in the eighteenth century with further enhancements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

In addition to the water features there are terraces, an early-eighteenth century folly comprising an arch flanked by obelisks, a lime kiln, a walled garden and many paths throughout the gardens and within the woods.

A series of five  interconnecting stew ponds lie to the east of the house and date from the early eighteenth century. To the south of the house two terraces of Italianate design were added at the end of the nineteenth century.