Barkwith Gardeners visit

Boughton House EMN-141014-141432001
Boughton House EMN-141014-141432001

Boughton House, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury, built on the site of a former monastery, was the latest venue for members and friends of the Barkwith and District Gardener’s Association.

The visitors were given a tour of the stately home, with their guides sharing their knowledge of its history and the family.

And with its wealth of antiquities, there was lots of interest.

A break for lunch followed and afterwards there was an expanse of grounds surrounding the house to explore, including a big area of glass, man made lakes and a walled garden to wander round.

A museum contained the old carriages used by the family over the years.

The nearby ancient Queen Eleanor’s Cross at Geddington and the church at Weekley were next on the agenda, ensuring a full and interesting day.