'Must' Places to Visit

The list will grow over the next few weeks and months


Aberglasney Garden, Carmarthenshire, Wales


Beth Chatto Gardens 7.5 acres of garden, based on ecological planting: the right plant for the right place. Created by award-winning gardener, author and lecturer Beth Chatto OBE VMH, who won 10 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, in the 70s and 80s.


Campbell Park, Milton Keynes


Denmans Garden, West Sussex


Felley Priory Gardens North of Nottingham just off the M! junction and a few hundred metres down A608. A simply magical and stunning garden with a superb home-grown nursery supplying many of the plants seen in the garden and a great small tea room.


Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust.


Hestercombe, Somerset


One of Britain's finest gardens must be that of  John Massey MBE VMH, owner of Ashwood Nurseries in the Midlands.


Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire


Princess Gardens and Royal Terrace Gardens, Devon


The Laskett, Herefordshire


The lost Gardens of Heligan This flashy website (twittering birds, clever animation) on the Lost Gardens of Heligan at St Austell, Cornwall.  It includes slightly vertiginous virtual tours (the melon yard, vegetable garden, Italian garden and sundial)  There is also a timeline of Heligan and live webcams.


The Plantation Garden, Norwich


Jardins de Villandry, Loire, France






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