Saturday, 2 August 2014

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.

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