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Yorkshire Life Reader Event - Mount St John, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

01:16 05 September 2011

Yorkshire Life Reader Event - Mount St John, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Life Reader Event - Mount St John, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Readers enjoy an exclusive garden tour and lunch in the heart of North Yorkshire Photographs by Joan Russell

Readers took to the paths of one of Yorkshires most exclusive gardens at the Mount St John estate near Thirsk. The stunning private gardens are designed by Chelsea award-winning garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith.


Head gardener Chris Gough and green keeper Oliver Shepherd led groups of readers around the estates newly recreated gardens including a kitchen garden, explaining how much thought and work had gone into creating something very special.


The house and gardens belong to passionate gardener Chris Blundell and his family. He collaborated with Tom Stuart-Smith in the 2.25millon project which included cutting back hedges to reclaim a panoramic view across the Vale of York and planting thousands of plants, as many as possible native to the area.


The project has employed local people and the gardening team come from around the county.


After the tour, lunch, made with produce from the Mount St John kitchen garden, was served at the nearby Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk, part of the Provenance Group and headed up by Michael Ibbotson of the award-winning Durham Ox at Crayke.


The Carpenters Arms was completely refurbished and re-opened last year.

Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk,Thirsk, North Yorkshire,
YO7 2DP.
01845 537369
www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com

Menu

Starter
Mount St John Salad with Yellison goats cheese, Mount St John roasted beetroot, peas, leaves from garden, honey and mint dressing


Main course
Herbs from the garden, poached salmon, a warm salad of new potatoes, Mount St John leaves, tomato and pine nut salsa


Dessert
Summer Pimms jelly with strawberries, cucumber and mint sorbet

Tea or coffee


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