Christmas Table Styling Secrets From a Florist

Christmas Table Styling Secrets From a Florist

Your Christmas tree is brimming with baubles, a lush green wreath is hanging on the front door and your windows are framed with twinkling fairy lights, but have you thought about your Christmas dining table? We’ve been chatting to local florist Jan Waters from JW...
Hestercombe Paintings Selected for Major National Art Exhibition

Hestercombe Paintings Selected for Major National Art Exhibition

We were delighted to hear that work by South West artist Maria Rose has been selected from 1,600 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading painters in this year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibition. Two works from Maria’s...
Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

The arrival of November means our team of gardeners are busy preparing the gardens for the chilly winter months that lie ahead. We’ve been chatting to our Head Gardener Claire to find out what this involves.   1) Digging up the gladioli corms The sight of peach...
What’s Looking Good in the Gardens: The Glorious Great Plat

What’s Looking Good in the Gardens: The Glorious Great Plat

It’s mid-August which means the Formal Garden is blooming and it’s star turn, the Great Plat, has bundles of colour. Looking at the Plat from the Victorian Terrace, the scene is punctuated by cartoon-bright blooms: electric-blue delphiniums, coral and red...
The Great Wallpaper Discovery

The Great Wallpaper Discovery

For some time past very extensive additions and improvements have been made to the house with a view to its occupation by the Hon. Edward Berkeley Portman, Lord Portman’s eldest son . . . No less than 150 men have for some months been employed on the work and they are...