Rushmore Estate

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Set in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, the Rushmore Estate covers 7,500 acres including 700 acres of listed parks. Much of the present day character of the Estate was shaped by Lt General Augustus Pitt Rivers who inherited the Estate in 1880. He created a deer park and ornamental parkland where today the Rushmore Golf Course is located, and carried out a wide variety of landscape planting including what are now 16 miles of spectacular beech avenues and belts.

He went on to create the Larmer Tree Pleasure Gardens for the entertainment and enlightenment of the local people, an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance. The gardens contain a unique collection of buildings including a temple and theatre, a dell water garden, Nepalese buildings, a colonial Victorian Pavilion and an interesting collection of trees and shrubs.

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Contact:
Carol Cross
Larmer Tree
Tel:01725 516971
Email carol@rushmoreuk.com
www.rushmoreuk.com
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