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Richmond blooms!
19 Jun 19 , 2024 Wednesday

Richmond blooms!

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Richmond is a town of great beauty and never more so than in the early summer when the flowers are at their best.

Just walking round the streets offers glimpses of hidden gardens or splashes of colour in the walls and verges.

If you want to visit a garden with a difference, then head to the Castle. The Cockpit Garden is a beautiful and tranquil space. Created in 2000 by the landscape architect Neil Swanson, it has spectacular views over the thickly wooded countryside beyond. It was designed to reflect the Castle’s often turbulent history but is also a place where people can stop and think.

"I wanted visitors to walk around the garden, seeing the topiary terrace, experiencing the gradual softening of the castle landscape, until they return, passing once again the same terrace, but perhaps seeing it differently, and sensing something of the unseen, human struggle which took place there."

To find out more about a visit to Richmond Castle visit: Richmond Castle | English Heritage (

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