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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2 Comments

  1. Posted August 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Oh it’s stunning Laetitia. You are right, the gladiolus is lovely. Really like the gunnera too, if only I had a small lake to plant one by…

  2. Posted August 30, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Now that looks like one super day out, I love all the planting you featured to be honest, but the annuals look particularly sumptuous. I always love that vivid cornflower blue, I grow it everywhere in my garden, even in the vegetable beds!
    The stairway topiary is such a great idea, might try that one in a slightly more miniature form!

    Katie

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