We know many of you will be missing visiting wonderful gardens at this time of year, so we’ve put together a selection of our favourites to visit by theme, be it for autumn colour, wildlife-friendly/natural gardens or a taste of the exotic. So when the gates do reopen you might have somewhere in mind to kick off your 2021 garden visiting…
The Victorians and Georgians knew how to do it – feeding the grand folk of the stately manor with super-efficient walled gardens, orchards and glasshouses, growing produce of the highest quality. Many of these gardens have been lovingly restored and are a feast for the eye. Not only that, they may feed you too, in their very own cafés and restaurants. Producing an abundance of fresh and seasonal produce – including fruit, vegetables, salads, herbs and edible flowers – is becoming an integral part of sustainable living and something many of us are now trying in our homes.
We’ve picked 10 vibrant kitchen gardens taking part in our 2-for-1 scheme this year, perhaps to inspire some of your own home-growing?