Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Kitchen Garden at Chatsworth

I visited Chatsworth this last weekend. It's an estate in Derbyshire that belongs to the Duke of Devonshire.


The house is massive but the grounds are even more impressive. There's a wood which we walked up into the day before visiting the house. The top of the hills have amazing views out over the countryside.


There are sheep at every turn and a few cattle and a herd of deer. The formal gardens are spectacular with fountains and roses and rock formations.

 

My favourite part was the kitchen garden. They were growing all kinds of wonderful produce - apples, pears, strawberries, lettuces, maize, raspberries. It's an inspirational garden if you're looking to grow your own and a lovely place just to visit. We also visited the farmyard which, I'll admit, is mainly for kids, but it was fun to wander around and see all the different animals. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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