Stately home near Kettering to restore avenue of trees



One of England’s finest avenues of trees – the Broad Walk Lime Tree Avenue at Boughton House – is about to be restored.
The historic avenue, which lies to the west of the House and Broad Water Lake, was originally planted in about 1705 with a combination of English elm and ‘Hatfield Tall’ lime trees.
Hatfield Tall limes are a distinct type of lime tree commonly used in 17th and 18th century planned gardens.
Many of the elms were lost in the 1920s and 1970s during outbreaks of Dutch elm disease, while only one original lime tree remains.
Now, working in conjunction with Natural England, the... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 31
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