A Holiday, part 2

We went to Renishaw Hall, home to the Sitwells – a truly fabulous family, with names like Raresby and Sacheverell. I am quite undone by these names and now want to re-name my own boy….I mean….SACHEVERELL – what’s not to adore and astonish in equal measure…I ASK you????

Anyhow, the garden is a glorious italianate confection of yew hedgery, lawnery, statuary and agapanthusary.

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Wow hedging…

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…with nasturtium growing through it at every opportunity

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Grand pots of agapanthus on all the terraces

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Bunny rabbits adoring something up a tree…

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..and very sumptuous late summer borders

We had  a picnic on the lawn…the place is chilled and happy and entirely devoid of prissiness….slightly ramshackle, which I adore. Lovely woodland walk for children too. Thumbs up.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted September 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh it’s beautiful Laetitia. And I love the idea of woodland for boys as well – every grand garden should have some. And I totally agree about the names, fabulous! I always try and imagine what it must be like to live somewhere like that, and to wake up in the morning and go for a wander. Utterly amazing I think.

  2. Posted September 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    I, along with a coachload of redoubtable elderly ladies, was shown round the garden years ago by Sir Reresby himself.(NB Not Raresby,,,)

    I could not help but think of him as Sir Raspberry which made him altogether less intimidating.

  3. Posted September 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Bunny rabbits… are they real?

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