Regency Restoration

Filter list

  1. Garden blogs

    Middleton Folk

    The year 1815 was a momentous one for Britain. With the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the continued developments of a new industrial age, it was a period which would not only transform the countryside but also have significant impact on people’s lives. Here at Middleton Hall, 1815 was also a milestone year. Its […]

    Read more
  2. Garden blogs

    Magnificent May in the Restored Landscape

    May is one of my favourite months of the year, with spring well and truly here. The long dark days of winter now seem a distant memory and the natural world is a hive of activity with birds in full song and flowers and trees bursting into life. The swallows have returned to the Garden […]

    Read more
  3. Garden blogs

    ‘The early birth of Tenby as a tourist resort’ An online exhibition by Peter Stopp

      The grounds of the National Botanic Garden of Wales have a history going back at least as far as Tudor times. But what we can see today is the impact made by William Paxton at the end of the eighteenth century – a country park with lakes, waterfalls and walkways – now lovingly restored. […]

    Read more
  4. Garden blogs

    Regency Restoration Project – Finishing Touches

    The Regency Restoration Project has been a five-year project which has restored features of a Regency period landscape, created in the late 18th and early 19th century for William Paxton, in what is now Waun Las National Nature Reserve.

    Read more
  5. Garden blogs

    Beating the Bounds

    An important part of the restoration of our Grade 2 listed Historic Park and Gardens is the realignment of field boundaries and reinstatement of long lost features.

    Read more
  6. Garden blogs

    Fire and Brimstones

    Whilst awaiting the installation of the bridge on Llyn Mawr, I was lucky enough to spot a bright yellow – male brimstone butterfly skipping between the knapweed. Brimstones, whilst not threatened, are a somewhat elusive species, rarely sighted in the Garden and usually in spring. Like many species, they are closely linked to their food […]

    Read more