Once visited by Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, Worsley New Hall survived a fire and two World Wars before its demolished in the 1940s. In its heyday, Worsley New Hall, standing in glorious, formal landscape gardens, was a notable residence of its era.
Built for the 1st Earl of Ellesmere between 1814-1845 this grand Gothic style mansion was designed by architect Edward Blore whose speciality was Tudor and Elizabethan style architecture. This particular project cost just under £100,000 to build, the equivalent of around £6.7 million today.
Just as grand as the house, the magnificent gardens were landscaped over a 50-year period. Landscape designer William Andrews Nesfield, one of the most sought after his profession at the time, was involved in the project from 1846. Over the following years the sloping grounds to the south of the hall were worked into a formal terraced garden accessed by a series of steps and gravel path and set off with ornate fountains.
An area of woodland towards the west of the hall separated the formal gardens from the gardener’s cottage and the 11 acre walled kitchen gardens which have now, thanks to the RHS, undergone major restoration bringing back to life the greenhouses, in which succulent pears once grew. Worsley New Hall had a rich history of growing fruit, in particular pears and so Emma created Bridgewater’s Bounty to celebrate this strong horticultural heritage link that the newest RHS garden has with the original hall. Pears in varying shades of green and yellow, are ripe for the picking, surrounded by delicate white pear blossom, with soft golden centres.
- Designer: Emma Bossons
- Dimensions: H 17.50 x W 13.50 x D 13.50 cm
- Availability: Please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery
- Product Width13.50cm
- Product Height17.50cm
- Product Depth13.50cm
- Designer:Emma Bossons
- Limited Edition Size:25
- Design Window (Style):Fruits of the Earth