23 Mar RHS Chatsworth garden to come to Renishaw
This June, award winning garden designer Lee Bestall – whose business is based in the Stables Courtyard at Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire – will be bringing his RHS Chatsworth Show Garden to be installed in the prize-winning gardens at Renishaw Hall.
Lee was chosen to design the ‘Experience Peak District & Derbyshire Garden’ at RHS Chatsworth and the garden will be one of a series of show gardens that will be visited by tens of thousands of visitors to the new RHS show, taking place in the grounds of Chatsworth from 7 to 11 June.
Following the event, Lee will be working with the gardening team at Renshaw Hall & Gardens to recreate the show garden as an exciting, new feature for visitors to the award-winning Italianate gardens at Renishaw.
Lee’s show garden has been inspired by the gardens and landscape of Renishaw Hall where Lee’s business is based, therefore an apt outcome of RHS Chatsworth will be to move the garden to Renishaw for a more permanent setting.
Lee says: “The show garden is inspired by the great houses and gardens of Derbyshire, one of which is Renishaw Hall. I was particularly motivated by the various features at Renishaw such as the ha-ha, the parkland view and tightly mown lawns which run through the long grass areas, as well as the perfectly manicured Italianate borders which are neatly bordered with metal edging.”
Owner of Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Alexandra Sitwell, says: “I am thrilled to be able to provide a space in the gardens for this new feature and to be offering something more for visitors to enjoy. It will be a delight to see a show garden which featured at RHS Chatsworth and was inspired by the grounds of Renishaw, to be given a home here in the gardens; allowing the design and planting schemes by Lee the chance to thrive.”
The new show garden space at Renishaw will be accessible to visitors from late June, with tours of the space, led by Lee, taking place in September, see www.renishaw-hall.co.uk for details.
As part of a week celebrating the new prestigious RHS garden show in the region, Renishaw is offering 25% off entry to the gardens during RHS Chatsworth week, upon proof of show visit. Call the visitor centre on 01246 432310 for more information.