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Experience Peak District & Derbyshire Garden

Lee's garden gives a flavour of all that is great and beautiful about the Peak District and Derbyshire. Meadows, native trees and models of cows illustrate the wild and natural spaces while the traditional, manicured formal gardens take their cue from the area's great houses

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Did you know...

  • The two parts of the garden are in complete contrast to each other.
  • Three hand-painted cows add a bit of fun to the garden.
  • Topiary yew trees shaped into pyramids add height and structure to the formal planting.
  • After the show the garden will be new feature at Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire.

About the Garden

People visit the countryside for many reasons, including to clear their minds and boost their mood. Fresh air and wonderful views make us feel great. 

The garden illustrates how an altered perspective makes us feel different. A central mown path leads through rough grass inspired by the fields of Derbyshire. It is peppered with native trees and hand-painted cows, the latter a nod to Sir George Sitwell's remark that blue stencilled white cows would 'give distinction to the landscape'. 

The second half of the garden takes inspiration from the formal gardens of the great houses, with their clipped topiary and herbaceous planting. 

Additional sponsorship: Hope Cement, A Breedon Group Compan;, Peak District Premier Cottages, The Bakewell Bakery.

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