The elaborate Victorian garden created by the industrialist James Bateman in the There is extraordinary topiary and excursions to Egypt and China . perhaps more money than taste . and preserved by the National Trust.
A engraved gold seahorse which is part of a treasure hoard of Anglo Saxon artifacts found in Staffordshire, UK. The "sea-horse" mount – one of the most remarkable pieces in the hoard. Via Susan Fernandes - Sand Glass & Mermaid Tails
Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire was used as a hospital, until the National Trust bought it and started to bring it back to life. The gardens are laid out in a series of "rooms" dedicated to different parts of the world.
Davids pastels often stop people in their tracks, perhaps its the childhood memories of walking up the backyard for your tea or perhaps his attention to detail bathed in warmth. This is an Original pastel drawing A1 in size by David Brammeld RBSA. Available at Barewall. A terrific and gifted artist who has recorded the changing landscape of Stoke on Trent for many years. He shows regularly at The Mall Galleries in London. A great artist in the making, an original by D Brammeld for £725