A Holiday: Part 1

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We stayed at Swiss Cottage, Chatsworth. It is idyllic, in every single way.

There is a tame duck who likes to be fed very expensive food from Chatsworth Farm Shop. Her name is ‘The Duchess’.

There is also an adventure playground, and a really fabulous petting zoo, filled to the brim with children (and parents who would possibly rather be somewhere else)….

My ‘somewhere else’ was the garden.

Here were the highlights

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Lots of rather gorgeous topiary

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Extremely beauteous fencing

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Good views

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A pretty cottage garden with oodles of my favourite gladiolus callianthus

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A cascade you could take your shoes off and paddle in

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Long borders full of annuals….

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Jurassic-style rock garden

…And VERY good lemon cake (which I was too late to photograph).

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