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    Life as an Apprentice: a week in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    Horticultural apprentice, Ben Wilde had a week-long placement at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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    Life as an Apprentice: Chatsworth Estate

    Horticultural apprentice Molly Sheppard spent a week picking up new skills at Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire

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    Life as an Apprentice: a week at Great Dixter, East Sussex

    Garden Apprentice Jen Keyte spent a week at Great Dixter House and Gardens to find out more about their horticultural methods

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    Vernon Lee and the Middleton Estate

    Born in 1856, Vernon Lee, aka Violet Paget (d. 1935), was a Victorian writer whose writings spanned a variety of subjects including art, emotion, aesthetic, travelling and, the supernatural. She was well known during the late 1800s and early 1900s, but fell out of fashion due to her pacifist views. However her works were re-discovered […]

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    Victory and Disaster: Paxton aged 12 aboard HMS Thunderer

      We are familiar with the stories of Sir William Paxton’s later life – especially his time on the Middleton Estate and his creation of one of the most renowned Regency Landscapes of the time…but what about his life as a child? At the age of just 12, Paxton joined the Navy for the first […]

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    Paxton and the Japanese Embassy

    We have just celebrated the re-opening of our beautiful, tranquil and inspiring Japanese Garden. The rains were held at bay whilst the Japanese Ambassador, H.E. Koji Tsuruoka officially opened our restored Japanese Garden on 4th June. But what has this to do with Sir William Paxton, the creator of the Garden’s Regency Waterpark estate? As […]

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