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Renishaw Hall Garden

Sir George Sitwell designed an Italian garden for the family seat c1890. He later wrote a book On the Making of Gardens. Sitwell admired Reginald Blomfield and hoped to improve English gardens by learning from his visits to over 200 Italian gardens. He was the father of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell. The Renishaw design has steps, terraces and pools. It is good by the standard of Italian gardens in England but does not match the gardens of Italy in quality. Sir George did not have enough experience of design or sufficiently skilled craftsmen to call upon.

Eckington, Sheffield, Derbyshire, England, S21 3WB

Late March to late September. Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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  • about 4 years by Toadp 5 / 5

    Beautiful gardens. Stunning collection of plants in lovely setting. Woodland and lakeside walks, we saw a kingfisher! Great lunch in the Cafe too.
    Highly recommended.
  • over 5 years by gardener at Renishaw Hall 3 / 5

    From april 2011 the gardens off Renishaw hall will be open to the public on wed, thurs, fri, sat, sun, and bank hols

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South Garden fountain, Renishaw Hall Garden South Garden. Photograph © Renishaw Hall
Pandora, Camelia Walk, Renishaw Hall Garden Camelia Walk. Photograph © Renishaw Hall
Renishaw Hall, Winter Photograph © hippocampul