Spring Temptation

Now Spring seems to be here don’t forget to include a little Orangery indulgence during your visits to the Gardens.  It mightn’t often be warm enough to sit out and relax on the tearoom terrace but it’s always cosy and inviting inside the Orangery.  Seen here just before opening time the stylish houseplants and statues on their window pedestals are waiting along with the Orangery ladies to tempt you!

Beef & Rhubarb Bowl



Delicious Winter Beef & Rhubarb Recipe

Chop and fry 2 medium onions until soft.

Add 500g Stewing steak cut into 2cm cubes until brown. Season with salt and pepper and 3/4 tsp allspice. Add water until the meat is just covered and gently simmer for 2 hours.

30 mins before serving, fry small bunches of chopped parsley and mint for 2 minutes and add to the meat.

10 mins before serving, fry 400g rhubarb chopped into 2cm cubes and the juice from half a lemon – cook for @5minutes. Add the rhubarb to your meat, and serve in bowls with chopped new potatoes.