Saturday, 2 July 2011

Hardwick Hall

One of the best elements of college life is tootling off on garden visits to places you probably might not have visited otherwise. Hardwick Hall is one such place, which we visited several weeks ago. The property was built by Bess of Hardwick, who married four times but (un)fortunately outlived all of her husbands. She was arguably unlucky in love but one guide commented that she simply wore them all down! Either way the upshot all this widowhood was a vast personal wealth, which she put to good use by building Hardwick Hall and also nearby Chatsworth House.

One of the many formal walks

Mushroom yew

Monster cabbages in the Herb Garden

National Trust Careership on tour

View from one of the banqueting rooms


Anonymous said...

This reminds me of my Gran, as she used to do a lot of Guide camps in this area. Thanks Bertie it made me smile.

Diane said...

Fantastic place. That first shot's moody sky is perfect for the photo.

The old girl did pretty well!

Janet said...

I've just noted your giant cabbages. No nets then? No cabbage white or pigeons by the looks of it either. Lucky you!

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