Hutton-in-the-Forest House and Garden, Penrith, Cumbria

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A brief history
Hutton-in-the-forest was originally built, as so many of these border houses, as a defensive stronghold based on a pele tower with 17th, 18th and 19th century additions. The owners are Lord and Lady Inglewood, and the medieval forest that surrounds the house is Inglewood Forest - so the tie is strong, the family have owned it since 1605
The gardens are a particular feature here, with the old walled garden providing shelter for a variety of plants. There are also topiary terraces dating from the 17th century and a woodland garden.
Hutton grows around 70% of its plants from seed, and you can learn a lot about gardening here
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