Hertfordshire haven

Knebworth House in Herfordshire was the home to Victorian playwright Sir Edward Bulwer- Lytton; author of the words β€œThe pen is mightier than the sword.”. Every generation of Lytton family have left their mark on the place since including developing the walled kitchen garden, a hidden haven within the large […]

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Walled garden delight

Set in the gently rolling landscape of Lincolnshire the Easton Walled Gardens are a delight. The hall no long exists but the gardens have been beautifully restored by the Cholmeley family. Visiting information: www.visiteaston.co.uk Where is it?: Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, Lincs NG33 5AP Tel: 01476 530063

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Gone to seed

Gardening writer Wendy Pillar travels to Ireland to meet Madeline McKeever, the brains behind Brown Envelope Seeds in West Cork, an independent producer of non F1 seeds My sat nav doesn’t cope well with Irish addresses, with their lack of post codes. Brown Envelope Seeds is way down tiny lanes […]

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CHATSWORTH HOUSE

A stunning estate to visit in Derbyshire. The gardens are renowned for their waterworks, sculptures, a maze and of course a wonderful kitchen garden. Visiting information: www.chatsworth.org Where is it?: Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PN (if using Satnav). Tel: 01246 565300

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Eden braced for orchid mania

Orchid mania is set to break out at the Eden Project with a dazzling new exhibit in the Rainforest Biome this month This important new floral display in the Biome will house 500 orchids in the heart of the biggest rainforest in captivity. Stars of the show will be varieties […]

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