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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:40 pm    Post subject: Oakfield Park today Reply with quote

Just a few photos to I've a flavour of the place:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive. Thanks you for the photos
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I note on the first photo that the lawn has been cut in three directions.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has indeed, Tagwex. The closer to the house, the more formal things get - that lawn is cut every two days! That's what you can do if you can employ seven gardeners, one of them a full-time green keeper. The whole estate is c160 acres. There is a small walled veg garden for the household and staff get any surplus produce.
One of the interesting things Gerry Robinson has done is to make lakes and naturally wet areas in the low-lying part of the estate that would have been drained by the Planters 300 years ago, putting the land back the way it was. He has also planted thousands of trees and has restored original woodland, some of which is shown on Griffith's Valuation maps, so is presumably native.
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