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  • The Rutland Cake Company

    The Rutland Cake Company

    Congratulations to local baker Naomi Morgan, who has opened The Rutland Cake Company at Oakham Enterprise Park in Ashwell. There was a great buzz at the launch party this week, as family and friends mingled with local supporters, like me, keen to sample the gorgeous cakes! Naomi says she’s been baking since she was a child, and now thanks to her enthusiasm, flair and family support has created a purpose-built bakery and cafe which she... Continue reading

     
  • Gardens in Rutland open under National Garden Scheme 2017

    Gardens in Rutland open under National Garden Scheme 2017

    I am indebted to our County organiser Rose deJardin for allowing me to share this information with you. For fuller details, especially regarding directions and disabled access, please refer to ngs.org.uk   Gunthorpe Hall, near Oakham. Sat Nav LE15 8BE WHEN? Sunday 26 March 2017 2-5pm. Admission £4. Light refreshments. Owner Tim Haywood inherited a large country house garden with extensive views over Rutland. It opens in spring when the naturalised daffodils in the old... Continue reading

     
  • Rutland High Sheriff reaches out to her opposite number in Vermont

    Rutland High Sheriff reaches out to her opposite number in Vermont

    Surely this is the start of a beautiful friendship? The High Sheriff of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness, had the wonderful idea of inviting her opposite number from Rutland County in Vermont state in the USA to come over and discover Rutland for himself. And while Oakham is officially twinned with Barmstedt in Germany and Dodgeville in Wisconsin, I know that the High Sheriff of Rutland hopes that the two counties of Rutland can forge a... Continue reading

     
  • New Geoff Hamilton Winter Border at Barnsdale Gardens

    New Geoff Hamilton Winter Border at Barnsdale Gardens

    I love Barnsdale Gardens and visit several times a year. But in truth, rarely in the depths of winter, when gardens go to sleep – well, my garden certainly does! But when I bumped into Nick Hamilton at the Discover Rutland Tourism Forum, he enthused about the 9,000 snowdrops in the new Geoff Hamilton Winter Border, each one planted individually, which would be making their presence felt by February. So it was that on Friday,... Continue reading