New additions at Ilam Park
On your next visit to Ilam Park, you may notice some new features in the Italian Garden.
Garden volunteer Bob planting Octavia Hill geraniums in the Regency style urns
With money gifted to the Gardens Department of the National Trust, 8 Regency style stone urns were purchased, similar to those seen in the old photographs. The urns have been planted with a geranium named “Octavia Hill” which had been grown to commemorate the Centenary of the death of the founder of the National Trust.
So next time you are sitting in the Italian Garden admiring the view towards Thorpe Cloud and Dovedale, take a look at our new stone urns!