Tag Archives: James Gibbs

Houghton

I visited Houghton recently. It’s a vast early 18thc landscape park in rural west Norfolk surrounding a Grade 1 listed Palladian house  built for Sir Robert Walpole, who was effectively Britain’s  first Prime Minister.  I’ve wanted to go there for a … Continue reading

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Sir John Soane and gardens … continued

In a recent post I looked at Pitzhanger, the country retreat of Sir John Soane.  But Soane was interested in gardens at several other levels. Firstly he designed garden buildings, publishing a series of ideas and plans for seats, temples, tea … Continue reading

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Croome Park

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Winter walks seem to be one of the main topics in the garden-related press at the moment – although most of them will have been written before the weather prevented most of us from going anywhere!  The Daily Telegraph, for … Continue reading

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When we started planning this blog we thought what better way to start than by suggesting a winter walk through one of our great historic gardens and landscapes.  Unfortunately the weather probably stopped most of us being able to do … Continue reading

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