Country Life May 23 2018

Country Life May 23 2018 explores orchids at Chatsworth; admires the finest tree avenues in Britain; and reports on the art of duelling. Find out more here:

EXPLORE ALL AVENUES: Far from bringing Nature to heel, Britain’s finest avenues of trees awe us with their powers, says Mark Griffiths

DUEL PERSONALITIES: Ian Morton reports on Man’s fatal attraction to the art of duelling

A FOOLPROOF GUIDE TO WISTERIA: Alan Titchmarsh gives advice for growing this most glorious of horticultural spectacles

CHATSWORTH: An orchid display at this year’s Chatsworth Flower Show revives memories of the ‘orchidmania’ that gripped 19th-century plant-collectors, reveals Mark Griffiths

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ART & ANTIQUES: For exquisite furniture and art, Rupert and Jessica Brown are the go-to father-and-daughter duo, discovers Mark Palmer

TRAVEL: Venice Simplon-Orient Express and Hermanus, South Africa

THE DESIGNER’S ROOM: A luxurious marble bathroom by Kim Warburton

ALL GOOD GIFTS AROUND US: John Lewis-Stempel gets lost in a verdant verge

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CRICKET: Roderick Easdale isn’t convinced by the selection process for the England cricket team

FOOD & DRINK: Emma Hughes tries Seedlip and Simon Hopkinson’s perfect pasta

GARDENS: Catherine Fitzgerald describes her plans for the garden of her family home, Glin Castle, in Co Limerick

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