Flower garden

Plan of the flower garden at Nuneham Courtney, Oxfordshire belonging to the Honourable Earl of Harcourt, 1785 (WORK 38/349)

Nuneham House is a good example of villa revival in the 1750s. It was built for Earl Harcourt, one of George III’s leading courtiers. Sir Simon Harcourt had become Earl Harcourt in 1749.

In 1777 his son George, the 2nd Earl of Harcourt, inherited the villa with its classical gardens, and hired Capability Brown to improve the landscape and house. William Mason laid out a new flower garden.


Plan of the flower garden at Nuneham, Oxon

Belonging to the Right Honourable Earl Harcourt



References to the Busts


  1. Flora
  2. Cowley
  3. Rousseau
  4. Cato
  5. Grotto
  6. Lock
  7. Urn
  8. Faunus
  9. Temple of Flora
  10. Pan
  11. Appollo
  12. Bower
  13. Venus
  14. Prior
  15. Urn to the Memory of Vicant de Palmerston
  16. Conservatory
  17. Hebe
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