Chatsworth is just champion

CHATSWORTH Estate has been presented with the first-ever lifetime achievement award from the Countryside Alliance, in recognition of its championing of the local food movement and rural tourism.

The honour was presented to the Duke of Devonshire, the Dowager Duchess and staff during a reception at the House of Lords.

The Chatsworth garden team is also celebrating after the estate’s camellias came away with 33 awards, including 12 firsts, from the RHS London Orchid and Botanical Art Show.