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Grounds and Gardens

© James Fear

Grounds & Gardens

Grounds

Elmore Court is set in a very special part of England.. A hidden gem at the north of the Severn Vale. The Estate at Elmore is set in a bend of the River Severn and includes farmland, woodland and of course the gardens of the main house.
 
We are beginning to use the land to produce food for our kitchens and already manage the woodlands to provide wood for all our heating which is all very exciting and something that drives alot of what happens here.
 
Please read more about the Gardens, Estate and our Biomass Heating by scrolling down.

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Gardens

The Gardens at Elmore are enchanting.
 
Filled with ancient trees, manicured lawns, kitchen gardens and places to explore it’s a space that not only gives the eye pleasure but also increasingly produces food for our kitchens.
 
There is perhaps truth in the story that the gardens influenced Hubert Parry to write the music to William Blake’s ‘Jerusalem’.  He used to play here as a child with his best friend, a certain Anselm Guise, who sadly died as a teenager in 1863. Parry’s sadness remained with him for the rest of his life and we like to think his memory helped to inspire the rousing music he wrote…

Woodlands & Warmth

At Elmore Court all the water is heated with energy captured by our woodlands...
 
It really is a beautiful thing. The woodlands are managed to produce timber that we chip and burn in a rather big Biomass Boiler in a new timber framed building that we built. It was all designed by the very clever folk at 'Sustainable Energy LTD' who, if you’re thinking of following suit, really know their shizzle.
 
As part of the project we used a great deal of our timber in the construction of The Gillyflower, the above mentioned boiler house and also in quite a few of the details in the Court. In order to make up for what we have and are taking, we have planted an additional 25 acres of woodland and are planning to do a bundle more.

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Estate

We are incredibly spoilt at Elmore and have 1000 acres of beautiful English countryside surrounding the house including four working farms and a scattering of cottages within a friendly community.
 
Approached by canal bridges the Estate sits within a bend on the River Severn. There are great walks across fields, over small hills, through gates and along the banks of the River.

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