Saturday, 25 March 2017

Renishaw Hall Gardens, Derbyshire - opening weekend

Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire opened its gates to the public on Wednesday after its winter break and on a stunning day with end to end sunshine we visited early and stayed late. Lunch was in the courtyard but the highlights were the walks through the garden, park and around the lakes. Truth to tell, topiary leaves me a little cold. Today however I appreciated the chiseled lines of the yew hedges that later on in the year will enclose shrubs and flowers galore. The daffodils were bright, and the magnolias majestic. The two featured here were specially noteworthy. When I purchase my stately home they will go straight in. As yesterday, please take a walk in one of the UK's special place. We are fortunate to live so close. As ever, do visit my Instagram pages.

Magnolia "Kew's Surprise"

Magnolia "Ruth"


  1. You've had two glorious days for garden visiting. Love that magnolia.

  2. Garden visiting is easier than gardening. Both were in glorious weather and that always helps. I'll need to weed tomorrow as penance.

  3. The topiary is forgiven as it apparently harbours swathes of naturalized daffodils... ;)

  4. Every painting needs a frame, as I'm sure your sister would agree. The hedges come into their own when enclosing the summer plantings.


And remembering .....

Sicily's Mimosa Trees, 31st March 2016