There is nowhere more charming, private and quintessentially British to while away the hours than a walled garden. Here are some of the most lovely.
Only two miles from the North Norfolk coast, Felbrigg Hall is one of the National Trust’s best-preserved ‘potagers’ (or traditional kitchen garden) complete with a traditional dovecote.
The gardens at Helmingham Hall are Grade I listed and have, over the last 30 years, been completely redesigned by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Xa Tollemache, whose husband’s family has lived at the hall since the 1480s.
Westbury Court Garden, on the banks of the River Severn, is a rare surviving British example of a Dutch Water Garden, dating from 1696, and feature parallel canals.
Mainland Britain’s most northerly garden was bought by the Queen Mother in 1952, when they were still a wilderness. She took a keen interest in the garden, which is now open to the public.
Scampston Walled Garden is a beautiful contemporary garden featuring modern, perennial meadow planting alongside more traditional areas.
Read the full article on British walled garden in the July/August issue of BRITAIN magazine.
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