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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