In photos: Britain’s beautiful walled gardens

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.

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

The Dovecote in the Walled Garden at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, Norfolk Credit: National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

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.

Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket

Helmingham Hall Gardens Credit: Jason Ingram

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, Gloucestershire

A view across the box hedge garden at Westbury Court Garden, Gloucestershire Credit: National Trust/James Dobson

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.

Castle of Mey, Caithness

Castle of Mey
The lovely gardens at the Castle of Mey Credit: VisitScotland/Paul Tomkins

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, North Yorkshire

The Perennial Meadow Scampston Walled Garden Credit: Marcus Harpur
The Perennial Meadow Scampston Walled Garden Credit: Marcus Harpur

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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