Archive for April, 2017

William Sears Memorial Bench

April 21, 2017

William Sears oversaw the building and garden works in the 1930s from his office which is now the Gardener’s Hut above the Italian Garden. There was once a memorial bench dedicated to him, but all that remained of it was a number of broken pieces scattered round the gardens. These broken pieces have been carefully incorporated by a skilled stone mason to recreate the bench. William Sears’s granddaughter Edwina has been along to admire the result.


Easter Fun in the Gardens

April 6, 2017

Springtime views

April 6, 2017

New Prunus Yedoensis above the Italian Garden

View down the Ropewalk path, looking all clean and tidy

Newly cleared rockery in the Italian Garden

View down the Rill Garden