The Palace, Park & Gardens
We’ve been waiting for this day for months… the Palace, Park and Gardens are fully open from Monday 17th May and there’s new exhibitions plus a jam-packed event and entertainment schedule. The new Stables Exhibition will showcase the the importance of horses at Blenheim through the centuries. The original tack room has been restored and the stable office recreated as part of the exhibition, as well as creating an area for live horse displays. There will be a life size model of Churchill’s childhood pony Rob Roy in one of the stables and the chance for you to dress up and attempt to ride side saddle and the chance to meet the ponies and try Pony Rides on Stable Bank for the opening weekends. Visit the Blenheim Palace website for all the details on planning your next visit, including guidance on staying COVID-safe.
Life on the Estate
We are piloting a new ‘social prescription’ programme aiming to share the health and wellbeing benefits of our land with local communities. Overall the project aims to increase the participants wellbeing by engaging them in social activities connected to nature and the great outdoors.
In partnership with Morgan Sindall Group plc we are creating nine new woodlands, planting more than a quarter of a million trees to transform the land as part of an ambitious series of sustainability initiatives. The project will regenerate woodland in the Dorn and Glyme Valleys area of the Estate and improve the biodiversity of the area significantly, improving the quality of the soil, air and water.
We have a long standing relationship with Minoli, one of the UK’s original and oldest tile suppliers, and we are immensely proud to fit their highest quality ceramic and porcelain tiles into our new homes. Our homes at Park View includes their Templestone, Concept and Flow ranges from the Core collection, all inspired by the latest design trends.
In your Garden
A lush green lawn is always the envy of any guests to your home, getting the stripes perfect is an art in itself! Thanks to Spaciable we’ve got some top tips to keep your lawn in picturesque condition, whether it’s newly laid or established, there’s some tricks to keeping it luscious and weed free.
As summer fast approaches you may be looking to spruce up your garden for outdoor entertaining – and a spot of pruning can do wonders. There’s still time to cut back your shrubs, and cut out any dead stems on your roses.
In the Kitchen
Now that days out and catching up with friends in the garden are on the cards, it’s prime time to perfect tasty sandwiches for everyone’s tastes. There’s lots to consider, from the robustness of your bread, down to the star of the show. From nailing the classic Ploughman’s to going Mediterranean with Avocado, tomato and mozzarella these sandwich ideas shared by our partner Searcys are sure to spice up your midday munchies.