Monthly Archives: April 2016

Temple Newsam

A trip to Yorkshire for a wedding gave me a great opportunity to visit a garden I’ve always wanted to see: Temple Newsam, a wonderfully rambling imposing mansion  just a couple of miles from Leeds city centre.  Best known for its magnificent collections … Continue reading

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Charles Essenhigh Corke

For garden and landscape historians some of the more obvious sources for knowledge of what a site  was like, and how it has developed, are paintings and, more recently photographs.   So it’s quite surprising that the name of  Charles Essenhigh Corke is not … Continue reading

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Melbourne Hall

I’ve just found a new favourite garden.  Every so often, like most of us I suspect, I  visit a garden and go…wow I could live here but maybe I’d just alter this, move that, add a few of this or thats and so … Continue reading

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Treillage

Treillage is just a posh [and French] word for trellis!  Its one of the oldest forms of garden structure and in medieval and Tudor times was often called ‘carpentry work’.  Although the idea of trelliswork sounds simple and rustic,  in … Continue reading

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Another side of Gertrude…

We probably all have a vision of Gertrude Jekyll based on the famous photos of her in later life – a dumpy but formidable old lady with dark clothes reaching to the ground and walking in a garden with the … Continue reading

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