Garden

So why did you choose that plant?

It was early spring 2014 when the volunteer gardeners were able to get onto the space that is now the garden at Elizabeth Gaskell's House. In the years since then the space has been transformed. National Gardening Week starts on May 2nd,...

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Going Green with the Gaskells

Elizabeth Gaskell's House currently holds a Silver award for Green Tourism - we're striving for Gold -  and we're rightly  proud of our policy on sustainability (read our full policy here). We are always looking for ways to reduce energy usage and...

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That Pretty Libertine of the Hedges

I am not able to get to the garden at present, but my fellow gardeners have been sending me photos of the plants as they flower, and I have greatly welcomed these. A photo of one particular plant in flower, a dog-rose....

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Sir Squirrel Knutsford

As he curled round himself in his drey in the roof of a warm block of flats on Plymouth Grove, Squirrel Knutsford felt he lived a good life. Outside it was cold and snow still lay on the ground. But in his...

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Ferns in the study and in the garden

A group of our lovely volunteers has been cataloging all the books we have in William Gaskell's study and they have unearthed some gems! We have books from the library of Dorothy L Sayers, books signed by Charles Darwin's sister, we've found...

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