Kenilworth Castle

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester made a garden at Kenilworth Castle.┬áThis was no ordinary garden. It was made to impress Queen Elizabeth 1 when she visited him at Kenilworth. He hoped to win her hand in marriage. The garden took years to build and included a central Carrera marble fountain, a huge bejewelled aviary, carved wooden arbours and beds filled with scented flowers, herbs and luscious fruit. Sadly for Robert Dudley Queen Elizabeth 1 never married and the garden was lost for 400 years…

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