Flower-filled gardens at Renishaw Hall welcome back visitors
Renishaw Hall will be welcoming back visitors to flower-filled gardens after a year of lockdowns.
The grounds of the hall will reopen to the public on March 31.
More than 80 species of magnolia, which are just starting to flower, are spread out in the formal gardens and woodland. Many of the giant flowered hybrids have been nurtured from seed by the hall’s head gardener David Kesteven.
On the camelia walk visitors can check out the delicate pink flowers planted in memory of Lady Sitwell’s mother.
The Lime Avenue boasts a carpet of daffodils.
Snake’s head fritillary with distinctive purple and pink chequered flowers can be found in several areas of the hall’s grounds.
Alexandra Sitwell said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to the gardens and share the joys of spring with them. After a difficult year of lockdowns it is
important for people to be able to come and enjoy the gardens, we know how much our regular visitors have missed it.
"We are looking forward to reopening the café when restrictions allow.
"This year we are excited to welcome Renishaw Hall Farm Shop to the courtyard. This new food business will be run by Stanfree Farm, Clowne. They will be selling their Aberdeen Angus beef, sausages, bacon and pork along with jams and chutneys. In such uncertain times it is great to see a local family run business growing and expanding to serve a wider community.”
Entry to the gardens cost £8 (adult), £7 (concessions), £3.50 (children 5-18 years) with free admission for under 5s. Go to www.renishawhall.co.uk