Country Life 15 September 2021

Country Life 15 September 2021 previews the Chelsea Flower Show, and much more. Find out what's inside.

BLENHEIM PALACE: Jack Watkins salutes Sir John Vanbrugh’s exuberant Baroque creation, Blenheim Palace.

RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: Rich hues and new stands: the autumn Chelsea is worth visiting, believes Kathryn Bradley-Hole.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS:  Alan Titchmarsh picks his top bulbs for seasonal forcing.

ROBERT MACFARLANE: The author dares to peer through haunted field-glasses at the spookier side of art.

MY FAVOURITE PAINTING: Sue Barnes, the founder of Lavender Green Flowers, on a touching portrait.

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