May 23, 2018

Country Life Every Week - - Contents -

The Dark Hedges, Bal­ly­money, North­ern Ire­land (Brian Jannsen Col­lec­tion/ age fo­to­stock)

Cover sto­ries

48 Ex­plore all av­enues

Far from bring­ing Na­ture to heel, Bri­tain’s finest av­enues of trees awe us with their pow­ers, says Mark Grif­fiths

54 Duel per­son­al­i­ties

Ian Mor­ton re­ports on Man’s fa­tal at­trac­tion to the art of du­elling

90 A fool­proof guide to wis­te­ria

Alan Titch­marsh gives ad­vice for grow­ing this most glo­ri­ous of hor­ti­cul­tural spec­ta­cles

92 Oh! For the wings of a but­ter­fly!

An or­chid dis­play at this year’s Chatsworth Flower Show re­vives mem­o­ries of the ‘or­chid­ma­nia’ that gripped 19th-cen­tury plant­col­lec­tors, re­veals Mark Grif­fiths

This week

38 Liv­ing Na­tional Trea­sure Gun­maker

46 Cath Kid­ston’s favourite paint­ing

The de­signer chooses one of Ger­hard Richter’s ‘Can­dle’ se­ries

56 Clean liv­ing

A for­tune made from soap cre­ated one of Bri­tain’s most im­pres­sive gar­den towns. Stephen Brindle re­ports on Port Sun­light, Mersey­side

62 Beauty is in the eye of all be­hold­ers

For ex­quis­ite fur­ni­ture and art, Ru­pert and Jes­sica Brown are the go-to fa­ther-and-daugh­ter duo, dis­cov­ers Mark Palmer

66 Travel

Venice Sim­plon-ori­ent Ex­press and Her­manus, South Africa

68 A lux­u­ri­ous The de­signer’s mar­ble room bath­room by Kim War­bur­ton

72 All good gifts around us

John Lewis-stem­pel gets lost in a ver­dant verge

74 Those damn sta­tis­tics

Rod­er­ick Eas­dale isn’t con­vinced by the se­lec­tion process for the Eng­land cricket team

75 Seeds of change Emma Hughes tries Seedlip 76 Flex your mus­sels Si­mon Hop­kin­son’s per­fect pasta 84 True to the spirit of home

Cather­ine Fitzger­ald de­scribes her plans for the gar­den of her fam­ily home, Glin Cas­tle, in Co Lim­er­ick

Ev­ery week

32 Town & Coun­try 36 Note­book 40 Let­ters 41 Agromenes 42 Athena 44 My Week 78 Prop­erty mar­ket 82 Prop­erty com­ment 94 Art mar­ket 96 Ex­hi­bi­tion 98 Books 101 Bridge and cross­word 102 Clas­si­fied ad­ver­tise­ments 106 Spec­ta­tor 106 Tot­ter­ing-by-gen­tly

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