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… on a sunny Sunday afternoon

The garden’s initial creation lay in Colonel Harry Clive’s wartime decision of 1940, to provide his ailing wife – Dorothy – with a ‘series of interesting walks’ as she battled with Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately Dorothy died in 1942 but Colonel Clive continued work apace throughout the 1940s and 1950s, especially [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 19th 2021

… followed by the arrival of my new garden bench and later fine dining at Chez Nous.

11 Comments CherryPie on Apr 14th 2021

The weather was lovely and sunny albeit a little chilly for an enjoyable afternoon walk around Hodnet Hall Gardens. The teashop was open so we were able to enjoy afternoon tea in the garden. I chose elderflower and gooseberry cake accompanied by elderflower presse. The gardens were looking particularly spectacular and I am looking forward [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 5th 2021

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4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2020

Take a stroll in the labyrinthine ‘grand gardens in miniature’ now restored to their Victorian heyday. Enjoy the garden vistas and discover enchanting features like the pleasure grounds with their fountain centrepiece or the classical summerhouse or the fern dell and pet cemetery.
With snowdrops and winter evergreens, spring tulips and laburnum and summer roses and [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2020

Bebra Gardens is a small, attractive park close to Knaresborough Castle.
This hidden gem, which provides a haven from the hustle and bustle of the town centre is named in honour of the town’s links with Bebra, Germany.
The gardens are on a steep slope and there are sloping, meandering pathways leading through mature trees and conifers. The [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 24th 2020

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