Country Life magazine


Columbine Hall achieved a major step forward when a photograph of the 1390s jettied house, surrounded by its moat, made the front cover of Country Life. This is the magazine whose property pages feature and sell the most important houses worldwide.  It was taken by Marianne Majerus, who late last spring photographed the garden – with a resulting six pages on the design and planting and text by me. I wrote that, when we bought the hall and its 29 acres, there was no garden there (except one diseased Iceberg rose) but plenty of splendid trees. You can see what we made of it in 20 years in the East Anglian number of April 27, 2016.