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Garden PARTY

Picture the scene. A dreamy summer’s evening, wine flowing, live music playing in the background and a beautiful picnic to enjoy with friends. You would be forgiven for thinking this was Glyndebourne or Garsington, but no: this is Chilworth Manor, a stunning house and garden tucked into the folds of the Surrey Hills. Its terraced garden forms an amphitheatre, and it’s here that owners Graham and Mia Wrigley host their popular midsummer charity evening, ‘Picnics & Pimm’s’, an event firmly pencilled onto the summer party calendars of the Surrey cognoscenti.

It was on climbing to the viewpoint at nearby Newlands Corner, 177m above sea level, that Graham and Mia found themselves seduced by the beauty of the

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