May 2022

16 Matt Minnis

20 Fonthill Estate

24 Stained glass

32 The Taylors

34 Claire Rendall

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40 Pod & Pip

100 Recipe

FEATURES My Wiltshire: Abdul Amin


The new Mayor of Swindon shares his love for the town and its community In conversation with Jo Kitching 12 The director of Doorway Project in Chippenham on finding homes for all Art: Matt Minnis Photography 16 How capturing the wildside comes naturally to this talented photographer The Fonthill Estate 20 Discovering how farms and estates are adapting through the generations Stained Glass 24 Lucy Rouse visits the centuries old glassworks at Salisbury Cathedral

HOMES & GARDENS Multi-generational living


Tim Moulding explains the benefits of creating space for all the family Bishopstrow House Hotel 32 Ian and Christa Taylor - designers who dare to be different Interiors with Claire Rendall 34 How taking a fresh approach to your home can make all the difference Garden design with Isobel Spandler 38 Advice on growing vegetables – even in the smallest of spaces Pod & Pip 40 Bright and creative ideas with garden flowers for the home

Pewsey Vale Circular Way


The new spectacular 70 mile circular route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders The Wiltshire Life Awards 2022: Celebrating excellence 50 Find out more about the exceptional finalists and winners

104 Gardening for bees

REGULARS Moonraker


Around the County


Wiltshire Scene


Food and drink


Gardening for bees 104 Antiques 106

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Cover: Channel wagtail Image: Matt Minnis

May 2022