Lowther Castle additional visits

Posted on March 5th, 2013 by Charles Boot
Jun ’13
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Lowther Castle additional visits

Tuesday 18 June to Thursday 20 June

Although the Study Day is now full, the programme of extra visits is still open

More glorious gardens, all displaying A Noble Prospect, calling in the natural landscape around them, hills, river and sea. Accommodation is at the Netherwood Hotel, situated on the hillside overlooking Morecambe Bay, in Grange-over-Sands, north of Lancaster. Grange station connects well with London Euston. The programme begins with lunch on Tuesday and ends after lunch on Thursday, and includes transport to Lowther Castle on the Study Day, which you are welcome to visit.

Vists will be to Gresgarth Hall, on Tuesday afternooon: Arabella Lennox-Boyd creates garden designs in English country-house style, interpreting classical forms and furnishing them with lush, contemporary planting. Her Chelsea gardens have won many Gold Medals. Her own large garden displays many of her favourite features, and lies in a romantic valley setting beside a tributory of the river Lune.

Levens Hall, on Wednesday evening: this world famous topiary garden was laid out from 1690 onwards by Guillaume Beaumont who had worked at Hampton Court. Today the yew and box shapes assume fantastical identities, whilst the parterre seen from above resembles a Cubist painting. Its beds are planted in blocks of vivid colour.

Holker Hall, on Thursday morning: Hugh, Lord Cavendish and his wife Grania, painter and photographer, garden on a site which is much blessed, by the mild influence of the Bay and by the cradle of the distant hills. They have built on the legacy of previous generations, and refreshed and extended the plant collections within an elegant framework, over 25 acres. Kim Wilkie has added the newest feature.

Download the Programme and Booking Form

Cost (including accommodation and transport), £290, shared room, £310 single. Non-residential: £130. Contact: Mrs Mary Bishop

497 Chorley New Road, Heaton, Bolton BL1 5DQ,

or phone: 01204 494 525. Booking closes 30 April.

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