Country Life May 4 2016


This week in Country Life we explore the Cotswolds. From the rolling hills to the incredible local produce there, from the equestrians to the superb pubs and hotels, this region has so much to offer.

** We applaud the custodians who keep the area alive and thriving as it celebrates 50 years as an AONB

** Jacky Hobbs meets the Land Gardeners, a floral business based in a manor-house garden in Oxfordshire

** Olivia Williams visits H. Forman & Son to find out what real smoked salmon is supposed to taste like

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** The area’s distinctive honey-coloured stone makes its country houses clear winners in the property market, reports Penny Churchill


Even the briefest of incidents at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials guarantees immortality. Kate Green gathers the most enduring memories

And our kitchen garden cook makes pretty pasta