Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:13
I have visited many beautiful gardens in this my Golden Jubilee Year in my garden but the most unusual I think is the 16 Heritage Gardens at the entrance to Warwick Race Course. These have only been restored since 2006 though they date from 1830. They were rented or bought from a farmer by business people who needed their back yard for the horse and cart so had no outside space. Monty Don restored the first in 1995 but this one is not open to the public though you can peep in. Each has a brick and tile with a chimney and Victorian fireplace in their Grade2 listed summer houses. The head gardener and volunteers have done a great job. The restaurant is superb and the plants you can buy. all in Bread and Meat Lane and called Hill Close Gardens. Pictures I took.
They grow 68 heritage varieties of apples. You are invited to taste their fruit as you wander round straight off the tree!!!