Rivington Terraced Gardens

Rivington, Lancashire

Rivington Terraced Gardens were created by Lord Leverhulme and landscape designer Thomas Mawson between 1905-1922.

The Gardens, originally designed around a weekend house, are set on a steep hillside below Rivington Pike on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. Connected across the landscape by winding stone flag paths and steps are a man-made cascade, a Japanese lake, Italian Lake and formal lawns.

Five stone summerhouses create terraced vantage points dotted around the hillside with other buildings including a three storey pigeon tower, seven-arched bridge and two loggias, all Grade II listed. Donald Insall Associates has completed a scheme of sensitive repairs to stabilise the decaying structures and reintroduce original features lost over the past century.

Rivington Terraced Gardens
Rivington Terraced Gardens