Tree Planting at the HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year – 9th September 2015

This year’s HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year was at Renishaw Hall, the home of the Sitwell Family for over 400 years. For the article written by the current owner, Alexandra Hayward (née Sitwell) please go to the item posted on 10th May.

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall

The Clerk and Master are welcomed by Alexandra Hayward

The Clerk and Master are welcomed by Alexandra Hayward

Rick Hayward chats to Liverymen in the Hall

Rick Hayward chats to Liverymen in the Hall

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Liverymen and their guests admire the garden

Liverymen and their guests admire the garden

Luckily the rain held off for the planting!

Luckily the rain held off for the planting!

One of 4 Malus Royalty trees planted by the Company

One of 4 Malus Royalty trees planted by the Company

The Clerk, The Master and Alexandra Hayward enjoy a joke

The Clerk, The Master and Alexandra Hayward enjoy a joke

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The final touches are added by the Former Head Gardener of Renishaw Hall, David Kesteven, who was responsible for bringing the gardens up to their current splendour.

The final touches are added by the Former Head Gardener of Renishaw Hall, David Kesteven, who was responsible for bringing the gardens up to their current splendour.

Liverymen and their guests look on.

Liverymen and their guests look on.

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We enjoyed a glass of Renishaw's own label sparkling wine before...

We enjoyed a glass of Renishaw’s own label sparkling wine before…

...enjoying a splendid buffet lunch.

…enjoying a splendid buffet lunch.

To read Alexandra Hayward’s letter of thanks to the Company please follow this link  RENISHAWTHANKS18092015