Saturday, 18 August 2012

Good News - Productive Garden Restorations

One of the decaying glasshouses in the walled garden of the Apley Estate
Good news.  There are two new proposals for the restoration of walled gardens - one in England and another in Northern Ireland.  According to the Belfast Telegraph, the 'Listed glasshouses and buildings at the deteriorating walled garden in Castlewellan Forest Park are to undergo essential repairs'.  

And an article on the BBC's website the 18th century, 4-acre walled garden of the Apley Estate in Shropshire is to be restored after 50 years of neglect.  According to Lady Hamilton (the Hamilton family inherited the estate in 1980), Apley is believed to have been the inspiration for P G Wodehouse's Blandings Castle.

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