IMG_7336My recent post on the gardens at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, proved very popular. I mentioned in that article that the house was fascinating because of the mixture of restored ‘as it would have been’ rooms, stuffed with elegant furniture, curious collections, animal heads, paintings etc. and alongside this the rather less grand, upper rooms with peeling paintwork and paper,a plethora of odds and ends, surplus to requirements and forgotten. Here is a gallery which I hope captures the essence of the house.

Related article:

The Garden that made me smile like a Cheshire Cat

Further information:

National Trust website

Old School Gardener

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