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The Bess of Hardwick Border

Long Border
The Bess of Hardwick Border takes inspiration from another Derbyshire house, Hardwick Hall, and its grand dame, Bess of Hardwick, who played an integral role in the development of houses of the county including Chatsworth.   

Hardwick Hall is home to several walled borders, reflected in Victoria Philpott’s design with split hazel panels.

Nestled in the border you’ll see a palette of purples, deep pinks and bursts of pale yellow, inspired by colours from several areas of the Hall's gardens. Herbs, providing structure in the border, reflect the famed herb garden.

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