Country Life February 15 2017

Country Life February 15 2017 features future heirlooms; heavenly hellebores; plus grey seals and great gardening books . Find out more here:

ARCHITECTURE: John Martin Robinson looks at the recent restoration of Crichel in Dorset and its 1770s interiors by James Wyatt.

GARDENS: Three decardes of work by Mike Byford have produced a remarkable collection of unique hybrid hellebores. Jacky Hobbs travels to Hazles Cross Farm in Staffordshire.

WILDLIFE: David Profumo explores the ‘people of the sea’, creatures that can slow their heartbeats to dive depths of 200ft.

FUTURE HEIRLOOMS: With expert advice from Christie’s specialists, Country Life presents its guide to buying the best in jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculpture, watches, wine and guns to pass on to future generations.

MOTORING: Charles Rangeley-Wilson is keen to go off-roading in the latest incarnation of the Isuzu D-Max.

COOKING: Melanie Johnson gives the humble pizza an unusual twist by adding kohirabi.

INTERIORS: Join Giles Kime to find out what leading figures in the design world have learnt from their heros.

BOOKS: An avid reader of all things literary and horticultural, Bryan Kozlowski chooses his classic garden-book list.

PROPERTY: Penny Churchill finds a serene Irish estate with its own special magic and a historic estate is the best heirloom of all, says Annunciata Walton.

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