One of the most popular posts on this blog so far is Harold Peto – designer of the Petwood Gardens, which I posted in August 2014. In it I mentioned that Emma Brealey, Managing Director of the Petwood Hotel, had a dream – to restore the lost Peto gardens.
Well, after five years in the planning stage, Emma’s dream is now coming true.
Recent visitors will have noticed the result of Phase 1, the restored Long Walk. Now contractors are hard at work on Phase 2, starting with the restoration of the famous terrace, and any day now a totally new Temple of Atalanta will be installed in the park, including a specially prefabricated dome, to be lowered on to a purpose-built ring beam above the recently built foundations.Continue reading →
Here’s my latest selection of upcoming events gleaned from the village notice boards:
Today at 7.30pm renowned organist Tim Flint will be performing at St Peter’s Church Hall. Contact Philip groves, 01526 353225 for the details. Tim is one of the most popular organist / keyboard entertainers in the UK today. He has been in the business for almost 25 years, and is highly respected both as a musician and entertainer. Continue reading →
I did the rounds of the village notice boards once again today to make notes for a long list of events coming up soon in and around the village. Here’s my pick of the bunch (in no particular order of interest): Continue reading →
Mrs Anne Nicholson, a great niece of Grace Weigall of Petwood fame and two times grand-daughter of Sir John Blundell Maple of furniture fame, came to Woodhall Spa recently and stayed at the hotel with her husband.
They were met by a researcher from the Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum who has a great interest in the Petwood gardens and the architecture of the house. Continue reading →