In 1814 Humphry Repton visited Endsleigh and spent three days being carried around in a sedan chair, visualising the future gardens. He created a Red Book of descriptive writing and watercolours to demonstrate his ideas to the 6th Duke of Bedford. As a result the gardens were commissioned. You can see a short film about Repton here.
Now, 200 years later, we are celebrating the gardens with a year of activities and special events. We encourage everyone to take the opportunity to come and discover this very special place.