TV date for gardens
THE GRADE II listed gardens at Kelmarsh Hall will feature on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World tomorrow (Friday).
Filming for the 8.30pm show took place last month, with presenter Joe Swift looking at how the 18th century gardens are the epitome of the relaxed English country style.
The renovation of the gardens started 14 years ago to help return them to their heyday of the 1930s, when society decorator and former resident Nancy Lancaster laid out the flower gardens with the help of designers Norah Lindsay and Geoffrey Jellicoe.
Since then, Kelmarsh has received Lottery funding to continue the restoration work, particularly to the historic walled kitchen garden. Other features include a sunken garden, long and double borders and a rose garden.
The gardens are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm (until 9pm on Thursdays).
For more details visit www.kelmarsh.com.
Next Thursday, the hall will host a talk on one of the most influential English garden designers.
Entitled ‘Gertrude Jekyll: Artist, Gardener, Craftswomen’, the talk will explore how the impact of her work can still be seen today, 80 years after her death. The talk is by professional garden historian, author and researcher Twigs Way and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 which includes admission to the gardens. To book, phone 01604 686543 or email email@example.com, or to book a table for an evening supper phone 01604 686709.
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