We never tire of visiting the Derbyshire Dales and in particular Dovedale so when we had the chance of a short break we booked a hotel close to Dovedale, the Izaak Walton Hotel. The views from the front of the hotel were stunning.
Luckily we were also close enough to Chatsworth to afford us the opportunity for a day visit. We wanted in particular to explore the areas that have recently been redeveloped. This post shows Paxton’s Rock Garden after its recent redevelopment by the great garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith.
The recent drought conditions were making some plants struggle but most of Tom’s newly planted areas were managing to survive. The first photo shows the strong light and shade near the entrance.
The rock structures were restructured and others added, giving dramatic effects.
In my next post I shall look at Tom’s other new planting at Chatsworth, called Arcadia.