Audley End House and Gardens sccops Gold prize at Anglia in Bloom after impressing judges

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:00 19 September 2017

Audley End House and Gardens in all its glory. Picture: ARCHANT

Audley End House and Gardens in all its glory. Picture: ARCHANT

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Audley End House and Gardens, near Saffron Walden, has received a Gold award in this year’s Anglia in Bloom competition.

The site, which was commended at a glittering awards ceremony on September 14, scooped the prize in the Historic and Heritage Parks category.

The property boasts 100 acres of grounds and gardens, which have delighted visitors for centuries.

Iconic features include the 19th Century parterre and organic walled kitchen garden, as well as the more informal 18th Century landscape designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown with its extensive views and serpentine lake.

Alan North, head gardener there, said: “The gardens are a huge attraction for our visitors and the whole gardening team – from our gardeners to our volunteers – work incredibly hard to craft and maintain the spectacular landscape here and we ensure that the heritage of the garden remains at the forefront of all we do.

“We hope our visitors will continue to enjoy the gardens here throughout the autumn, it’s a fantastic time of year to visit –trees explode with autumnal hues of yellow, orange, red and bronze and the walled kitchen garden is a hive of harvesting activity.”

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