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July 24, 2014

Trentham Estate

The Trentham Estate in Staffordshire is a formal garden set along the River Stoke.   Recently renovated from the designs of Piet Oudolf and Tom Stuart-Smith, this is a comtempory formal garden. 

The Victoirian Garden in the middle with the Italian Garden and lake beyond. 

This formal garden is planted with the New Perennials in drifts among the stately columns of Irish Yews.   The center section was designed by Tom Stuart-Smith.   

July 09, 2014


Lytes Cary Manor

Kilver Court

Kilver Court in Shipton Mallet, attached not to a great country house but to a designer outlet mall.   A beautiful mall, not like something you see off the interstate in the US, but a cute collection of clothing stores, cafe, restaurant, nursery in a collection of stone buildings.   

The space is dominated by the large arched railroad bridge with a pond and rockery.  

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