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...
Wonderful Wildflowers

Wonderful Wildflowers

At this time of year our beautiful wildflower meadow is a haze of flowers with the hum of bees and the fluttering of butterflies.  It’s a lovely spot to amble around on a summer’s day. Hay meadows have been part of the Hestercombe estate for centuries. The...