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The Dahlias of Biddulph Grange Garden

A little way beyond the northern limits of the Potteries, just off the Congleton road, Biddulph Grange Garden is one of those places where each season has something to offer.  It is this special changing of interest and variation of plants looking their best which draws us back, time after time.  This year our visit […]

Lost Houses of Derbyshire – Melbourne Castle

Some castles grew from purely Norman military motte-and-bailey castles, constructed by William the Conqueror’s knights to keep a firm hold on England. Others are later affairs, fortified houses built later in the middle ages or even in the Tudor Age more as symbolic castles than effective defensive buildings. Later still, houses like Elvaston or Bretby […]

Lea Rhododendron Gardens

For a few short glorious weeks in early summer, the wooded hillside above the Derwent Valley at Lea is a blaze of colour.  This is when Lea Rhododendron Gardens come into their own every year. Brian Spencer tells the story of one man’s vision that has been backed up by three generations of a devoted […]

Lichfield Town

Over to our right as we drove down the A38, the three graceful spires of Lichfield’s cathedral brought about a change of plan.  As we had never been to Lichfield and were not in any hurry, we decided to make a diversion as Michelin Guides would have it, and spend a couple of hours exploring […]