Never promised you a rose garden
Here in the north east of England we’ve had a few days of capricious Summer. Knowing its fleeting nature I’ve been out enjoying it. If there’s one thing that Britain does well, it’s gardens, so I thought I’d try to dispel yesterday’s gloom, if only for a little while.
Come with me to Sutton Park, a stately home in Sutton on the Forest, North Yorkshire.
The Grade 1 listed Georgian house is the family home of Sir Reginald, 8th Baronet, and Lady Sheffield, and there are connections to both David Cameron’s wife, Samantha, and to the Duchess of Cambridge. The history page on the website traces a link all the way back to the Templars.
Within the extensive grounds are an Ice House which you can actually walk inside, and a huge kitchen garden.
The house and gardens are only open in May, June, and a couple of weekends, so I just made it in time for a delicious scone in the tearooms.
Ready to face the world again now. Enjoy your weekend, whatever you have planned. I’ll have more gardens and a castle for you in my Monday walk. Don’t forget to pop in on Cate before then.