If you’re really excited by fancy furniture and interior design, then maybe you’d rather skip the gardens. But if you’re everyone else, you should absolutely visit the gardens! The gardens were designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, one of the icons of English landscape gardening, whose designs were copied throughout the royal palaces of Europe. The goal was to create a garden that felt natural, as opposed to the rigid geometry of French gardens, with rolling lawns, lakes, groves of trees, and recreations of classical temples or picturesque bridges or ruins. The gardens of Blenheim Palace include the Formal Gardens, which include the Water Terraces and the Rose Garden, and the Pleasure Gardens, which include the Marlborough Maze, the Butterfly House, and an adventure playground.