C13 seat of the Fanshawe family. Old-fashioned cottage-style garden. Many stone features, fine C16 dovecote. Upper walled garden with herbaceous, variegated and fern plantings, water features, topiary, terracing and lawns. Lower courtyard with knot garden and herb border. Restored terraced orchard representing a medieval tilt yard. Newly planted pleached hornbeam hedge. Wildlife pond. New armillary sundial. Open:Suns 24 June, 1, 8, 15 July (11-5).
Admission £3, Children free. Times:11-5. Telephone:01142 890391. Visitors & groups also welcome by appointment. Open for charity.
Fanshawe Gate Hall, Holmesfield, Derbyshire S18 7WA
Sunday 24 Jun 2012 to Sunday 15 Jul 2012
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