Country Life July 27 2016 embraces dogs in art, Chatsworth’s flowers and lazy summer days. Find out more: CHATSWORTH: The annual Florabundance event brings the excellence of Chatsworth House’s gardens inside, reports Jacky Hobbs. ARCHITECTURE: The first great Palladian country house of Ireland is undergoing restoration and conservation at the hands of the Office of Public Works. Jeremy Musson reports. GARDENS: Henry VIII ordered cherries to be planted in Kent, the garden of England, where they continue to flourish, says Nick Hammond. DOGS: Jonathan Self reveals how dogs, poised at our side for centuries, have nestled their way into our hearts and into our art. MOTORCYCLES: The Triumph has long been the film stars’ motorcycle of choice, says Hugh Francis Anderson. COOKING: Melanie Johnson chooses courgetti over spaghetti. LUXURY: Hetty Chidwick learns what Roger Daltrey and Katherine Jenkins couldn’t live without, the key to Steinway pianos and what’s been happening in the world of luxury. PROPERTY: Life goes on in the Cotswolds, reports Penny Churchill and Arabella Youens picks the best properties below £2 million.