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STANDING 26-feet high the Ilex Avenue is one of the most vivid memories visitors take away from Arley Hall in Cheshire.

The cylindrical holm oaks are so shaped only because of the impact of the First World War, but now form an iconic part of the award-winning gardens.

“In an early painting the Ilex can be seen as pyramidal trees of only moderate size, but during the First World War they were left unclipped for several years,” said gardener Doug Rustage, 50.
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Disney Channel to make first UK production and its chosen Arley as its location.

Evermoor, about an American teen who is uprooted from her city home in the US for a new start in England, will be filmed at Arley Hall. It will be produced by Liverpool-based Lime Pictures, the company behind Hollyoaks and The Only Way is Essex. Due to air this autumn, it will be the first UK production to be shown on the Disney Channel.
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