Artist Gardens

Brantwood (John Ruskin’s Garden), Cumbria

Brantwood offers a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin and the last 28 years of his life spent at Coniston.   Famous as a writer, artist and social reformer, many great thinkers have been influenced by Ruskin’s ideas.

The estate comprises 250 acres with spectacular views across Coniston water, with remarkable gardens created by John Ruskin, his cousin Joan Severn and head gardener Sally Beamish.  There are eight unique gardens which continue the many radical experiments in land management and horticulture which Ruskin began. Broadly divided into three areas – the northern and southern gardens and the lower gardens