Monday, August 27, 2007

The gardens at Bonkers Hall

Some literary theorists have tentatively identified Nevill Holt in Leicestershire as the model for Bonkers Hall. Their suggestion appears more securely based when one reads a description of the gardens at Nevill Holt:
The first garden has elaborate iron gates with a stone crest, a medieval font and lead griffins. This leads through to the second area, a 2,500 square metre vegetable garden with peach and apricot houses as well as an extensive potager. Look at gardens

The third, an Italianate garden, has well stocked herbaceous borders and a classical portico overlooking a pool.
You have to admit Meadowcroft is doing a wonderful job.

Lord Bonkers adds: I was showing my potager to a party of schoolgirls only yesterday.

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