We can easily imagine the Earl and the Countess of Grantham—Cora with her parasol and Robert with that slightly befuddled furrow in his brow—strolling through these clipped and manicured grounds created by garden designer Arne Maynard.
The four-acre Norfolk property also boasts a Downton-worthy amount of clipped boxwood, a walled garden, productive vegetable gardens, and a greenhouse.
Photographs via Arne Maynard.
Above: "When I first visited this large walled garden, the entire four acre site was laid down to grass," says Maynard.
Above: Edging the path to the greenhouse, a mix of silver leafed perennials, vegetables such a cardoons, and irises.
Above: "We have combined vegetables and flowers to create a magical contemporary garden that retains its strong sense of place," says Maynard.
Above: Clipped boxwood edges the mazelike flower beds. Maynard frequently uses hedges and shrubs to create walls to divide separate areas of the garden.
Above: A crushed stone path leads past the greenhouse to the entrance to walled garden.
Above: The walled garden retains the same sense of symmetry and proportion.
Above: The real setting for Downton Abbey is Highclere Castle. To see Highclere's garden, see Steal This Look: Downton Abbey Garden.
For another space that would perfectly at home on Downton Abbey, see A Downton Abbey-Worthy Kitchen.