The grounds are open to the public and maintained by The National Trust. Anthony Sargeant visited on a crisp winter’s day just before Christmas 2016. Above is the photograph Tony took on the day looking back from just in front of the HaHa towards the main house. The grounds and parkland were given over to The National Trust which restored them to their original splendour largely as designed in the 18th Century by Capability Brown and others. The gardens and natural looking parklands and lakes have very little to do with nature and almost everything to do with human creativity based on the labour of countless poor peasants who dug out the lakes and waterways, sculpted hills built artifical temples and had their own hovels demolished to give the aristocracy fine views.