Award winning garden and landscape designer, writer and photographer. Award winner "Residential Landscape Designer of The Year 2016" Northern Design Awards . Award winner "International Landscape Design 2012", "APLD" USA. Award winner "Garden Designer of the Year 2010, 2011, and 2013 Northern Design Awards. Currently working on garden design projects in Cheshire, Manchester, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Wales and France.
A visit to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire By David Keegan Garden Design
A Visit To Hardwick Hall, National Trust House & Gardens in Derbyshire
Hardwick Hall was created by the formidable Bess of
Hardwick, in the late 1500s, and designed by Robert
Symthson. The new Hall was designed deliberately to symbolise Bess'
wealth and status and pushed the boundaries of architectural design. Today we
see the wonderful contrast between the old hall and the new
as seen in my pictures below. I especially like the hazy and loose
informality of the herb gardens with their winding box hedge and dramatic flow
of Santolina all set against and framing the magnificent backdrop
that is Hardwick Hall today definitely worth a visit for a
day out set among the wonderful winding roads
and valleys of the High Peaks National Park.