Surrounding the magnificent Palace are the equally impressive collection of Formal Gardens. Brought to life by the 9th Duke of Marlborough, each serene garden boasts its own list of uniquely beautiful features. From the splendour of The Water Terraces, reminiscent of the Parterre d’Eau at Versailles, to the perfect symmetry of pink rose beds found in The Rose Gardens, Blenheim’s Formal Gardens exemplify the idyllic setting which surrounds the Palace. Blenheim’s collection of Formal Gardens include:
- The Water Terraces
- The Italian Garden
- The Rose Garden
- The Secret Garden
Complementing the Formal Gardens are the Pleasure Gardens, an area dedicated to families where a challenging hedge maze and giant chess set exist seamlessly within the tranquil landscape.