Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bunnies – but not chocolate Easter ones!

I was at Kew the other day and encountered a large branded golden bunny on the lawn: a symbol of how commercial everywhere, however historic and significant, has had to become in recent years.  One of the greatest botanic gardens … Continue reading

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Artificial Stone 2: Eleanor’s enterprise

Monty Don has done it again.  A couple of months ago I wrote a post about scything and lawns and he then immediately demonstrated how to do it on The Secret History of the British Garden.   Next, I was writing … Continue reading

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Hardwick Park – the Circuit Walk

This is a follow-on from last week’s post about Hardwick Park in County Durham, one of the great 18thc circuit walk gardens, now in the later stages of a very successful restoration programme. There are several descriptions of the circuit … Continue reading

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Hardwick Hall Park

First things first. No…. this post is not about THAT Hardwick Hall but the one in County Durham. Maybe not so many famous connections, and definitely not such an interesting mansion but with much more interesting grounds which include the largest collection … Continue reading

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