The landscaped Pleasure Grounds, with its lake and many specimen trees, were established during the 18th century. Beside the lake is Cannock House, a small classical summer house added in the early nineteenth century. Recently restored it enjoys lovely views of the cricket ground on the West Plain and Downs. The lawns are a sea of snowdrops, daffodils and primroses in spring.
The striking white marble statue by the Serbian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic is displayed in the Three-Arched-Summer House.
"Parham's peace and timeless
beauty have changed little over
Lady Emma Barnard
Veronica’s Maze, named after Veronica Tritton, was built in 1991 as part of the celebrations for “The Year of the Maze”. Made of brick and turf, its design is based on the beautiful 16th century embroidery on the Great Bed in the house.