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Meet the Money Men

The splendor of west London’s Osterley Park and House is known to many, but the story of the banking family whose fortune created the estate has not been fully explored. The Child family counted monarchs, mathematicians and actors as customers at their bank, but now the family themselves will be in the spotlight. This winter an exhibition will use the works of art and fine furniture the family collected to shed new light on their rapid rise and the world in which they lived.
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Fancy Folds for Table Napkins

High above the ancient woodlands of the Teign Gorge stands Castle Drogo. Inspired by the rugged Dartmoor tors that surround it, the castle was designed and built by renowned 20th-century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. These fun napkin styles an instructions come from the team who takes care of the Castle. We hope you will try them out for your holiday dinners!
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Apple Fritters in Ale Batter and Homemade Cider

From J.K. Rowling who described September as “crisp and golden as an apple,” to the 17th-century English poet, Andrew Marvell who exclaimed: “What a wondrous life is this I lead! Ripe apples drop about my head,” many think of this season as a season for apples. Try these recipes to mark the occasion.
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Autumn Days

Whether you’re hoping to taste delicious apples or discover harvest traditions, there are plenty of ways to celebrate autumn with the National Trust. Have a go at apple identification, try your hand at picking and pressing, or simply indulge the taste buds with delicious crumbles and pies.
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Summer is Berry Season

With still a few days left to dream about an English summer, we encourage you to try out a few recipes from a new book on jam-making from the National Trust. From Gooseberry Curd to Rose Petal Jelly to a Traditional Red Berry Jam, National Trust Book of Jam by Sara Lewis has something for everyone.
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Capability Brown: The Shakespeare of Gardening

Capability Brown was the most talented and prolific of the artists who created the thousands of English Landscape Gardens—gardens on a scale that seem natural and irregular. Brown’s artistry often goes unnoticed as it blends so subtly into the landscape and its impact has been mostly overlooked. He is associated with more than 250 sites covering 200 square miles in total.
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An American Gardener in England

One of the most famous and iconically English gardens in Britain is the famed Arts & Crafts garden, Hidcote located in Gloucestershire. Designed by the American horticulturalist, Major Lawrence Johnston, Hidcote would come to influence countless gardeners both in Britain and around the world. Among its admirers were Graham Stuart Thomas, Vita Sackville-West and Norah Lindsay.
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