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Middleton: Paradise Regained – a personal journey begins


Sat next to my desk on a gloomy Wednesday morning I realise it’s almost EXACTLY two months since I started my new job as the Outreach, Education and Volunteer Officer for the exciting, diverse and slightly terrifying (terrifying to me, on account of its scale) project to reinstate the late 18th / early 19th Century water park created by Sir William Paxton on the Middleton Estate, the area now owned and covered by the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

A painting of the Great Lake at the Middleton Estate by Thomas Hornor

A painting of the Great Lake at the Middleton Estate by Thomas Hornor

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Middleton – Paradise Regained


Monday January 12; a grey, gloomy and slightly glum morning which hailed in the start of my new job at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

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