Flower power brightens up Chatsworth house and gardens

Chatsworth flowers, visitors pass under the arch in the Painted Gallery
Chatsworth flowers, visitors pass under the arch in the Painted Gallery

More than 20,000 individual blooms brightened up Chatsworth’s house and gardens for its four-day Florabundance Festival.

The displays included 500 stems of lilies, 1,000 roses and 500 alliums, with the inside transformed by floral designer Jonathan Moseley, and outside by the Chatsworth garden team.

The floral festival, which ended on Monday, is being followed, on Saturday, by a Pride and Prejudice costume evening dinner and dance to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the publication of the book. The Jane Austen Dancers will give a demonstration of Regency dancing.

A Chatsworth Gala dinner with Alan Titchmarsh will be held on July 1 in aid of St Peter’s Church Edensor Restoration Fund.

Charity Parkinson’s UK offer a four or ten mile circular walk from the Chatsworth parkland on Sunday.