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JUL-AUG 2019

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His intended palette of pale pinks, blues, and creams evolved as stiff hybrids were replaced by favorite roses, del- phiniums, lilies, fruit trees, topiaries, and native Derbyshire orchids. Beyond the terraces, meadow-style planting attracts wildlife and butterflies. An Elizabethan knot garden displays plants popular 400 years ago, along with medicinal plants and those once used for dying cloth. "The gardens now have a freshness, referencing an Elizabethan past but retaining a contemporary feel," says Maynard. Recently, Lady Edward Manners reflected on the joys of living here. "With Haddon Hall's heritage status, it is our job to maintain and preserve this wonderful building for current and future generations to enjoy. Every owner of Haddon has loved gardening and left their indelible mark on this very special landscape, and we plan to do the same." CHATSWORTH At first glance, Chatsworth House appears as a misty mirage, mirrored in the River Derwent, which bisects its 1,000-acre park. Aristocratic and aloof, the Elizabethan house is flanked by stables, greenhouses, gardens, grottoes, and mazes. A squat moated tower named Queen Mary's Bower is a reminder that Mary Queen of Scots was once held there in the 1570s. With its powerful persona, the main house teases with architecture that celebrates greatness. Despite centuries of tinkering by 12 Dukes of Devonshire, Chatsworth maintains its stately presence. The landscape high notes, developed by Capability Brown in the 18 th century and Joseph Paxton in the 19 th , delight with tranquil vistas, studded with bridges, hidden follies, and water features. The Emperor's Fountain jettisons 300 feet into the air, and the Cascade tumbles 200 feet over a series of 24 irregularly positioned stone steps, emitting differ- ent sounds at each landing. Over a million annual visitors stroll footpaths or ride around on a tractor-pulled train, exploring dozens of horticultural treasures, including the Arboretum of mighty specimen trees. The 1st Duke's Greenhouse and Canal reference the distant past, while Azalea Dell and the Rose Garden were created in the 1930s, and the Cottage Garden, in 1989. Inside, more than 30 rooms are on display, show - casing antiques and restored masterpieces by Van Dyck, Reynolds, Sargent, and Rembrandt, as well as contemporary artists such as Lucien Freud and David Nash. Today, the owners of both Chatsworth and Haddon Hall offer workshops, tours, and special exhibitions each season, enticing visitors to linger in Derbyshire. Book rooms in one of the superb country inns and cottages on or near the proper- ties, and indulge in your good fortune. Continued on next spread For more information, see Sources, page 86 66 | J U LY/A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 The 1 st Duke's greenhouse at Chatsworth, originally built in the 1690s when the garden was at its most formal, is one of the most important 17 th -century greenhouses in England. Also called orangeries, they were used to overwinter citrus plants. PHOTOS (THIS SPREAD AND NEXT SPREAD) COURTESY OF CHATSWORTH HOUSE

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