A grass amphitheatre
To the west, a grass amphitheatre rises in three tiers, connected by flights of stone steps. This natural amphitheatre is capable of accommodating a thousand people picnicking and enjoying music, opera or theatre performed in front of the house’s magnificent Palladian façade.
Extensive wildflower meadows can be found in this area, making an interesting contrast with adjoining mown lawns. Above the terraces, a grass path bordered by yew hedges leads to a lime avenue planted in 1984.