Saturday Telegraph

Box blight is not the end for the British love of topiary and hedges

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August 12, 2017

The Negative Parterre

Sunday Telegraph

A duchess, her gardener and work that never ends

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Sunday Telegraph

July 10, 2016

Nikki Applewhite

Norfolk Show

Part of celebrating Capability Brown’s Tercentenary year, Nikki has been giving lectures about the recently discovered plans found at Belvoir. A beautifully illustrated A2 sized, red book was unearthed from the archives, once thought to have been burnt in a major fire of 1816. This special year has revealed many new unknown facts about Brown. He was a successful businessman – the equivalent of a millionaire when he died, an expert hydro-engineer and a social genius. Born into a working class family, Brown transcended the class barrier, eventually working with Kings, Dukes and Duchesses… the story is quite a journey.

Nikki takes garden and Capability Brown tours at Belvoir, including in a horse drawn carriage if you wish!

June 29, 2016

Norfolk Show


Capability Brown: Celebrating 300 years of England’s ‘best gardener’

February marks the start of year-long celebrations of the life and work of England’s greatest gardener, Lancelot “Capability” Brown.

Nikki Applewhite, the gardener at Belvoir Castle, told Robert Hall what made “Capability” more than just capable.

February 5, 2016