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Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens were designed and laid out in the 1930’s by Edward White, a partner in Milner, White and Sons, a leading landscape architect firm of the day. The gardens are considered to be his best creation.

Sir Noel Mobbs conceived the idea of establishing the twenty acres Memorial Gardens south of the church of St. Giles, which is famous for Thomas Gray’s poem ‘Elegy written in a County Churchyard’ and where his tomb is sited.

Now Grade I registered by English Heritage, the gardens underwent significant restoration work, which was completed in 2004. It was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, South Bucks District Council and the Mobbs Memorial Trust. Much care is taken to keep the gardens to their original design and character.

The gardens contain formal and informal water features, a colonnade, rose garden, woodland, rock garden and open parkland with stunning views across the Capability Brown landscape and Repton bridge to Stoke Park.
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