Castle Drogo, Devon

My favourite architect by a country mile is Edwin Lutyens. Often described as a genius, he is most lauded for his Surrey country houses, war memorials and his masterplan for Imperial New Delhi. Castle Drogo in Devon is one of Lutyen’s lesser known and farthest flung masterpieces, and one I could never tire of visiting. […]

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A Not So Red Hot Poker

This cool Kniphofia (red hot poker) is part of George Dillistone’s clever planting scheme at Castle Drogo in Devon. Planted amongst stronger yellow Heleniums and silver-blue Echinops, the towers of vanilla and ivory tubular flowers provide a sophisticated accent.

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