Perhaps the greatest influence on the Chatsworth estate gardens was a man named Joseph Paxton. Paxton began his gardening life as a laborer in the Horticultural Society gardens. [citation]
On our last day in Derbyshire, we rambled both in the hills and along the River Derwent. I’ve long appreciated the wide public access to the English countryside, of which I’ve taken substantial advantage over the years on visits to the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, Devon, Cornwall, Sussex, Shropshire, the Brecon Beacons, the south Wales […]
Well, not exactly. These days, The Dog Inn is an appealing gastro pub, and Pentrich a pretty village with tidy homes and attractive gardens. Beyond excellent fish and chips, the Dog Inn’s bar menu serves such things as a variety of chargrilled flatbreads (“made in house every day”):
Well, not exactly, though it’s said that Jane Austen may have “based her idea of Pemberley on Chatsworth House”: The eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of the valley into which the road into some abruptness wound.