Tea Gardens & The Kitchen Garden
A sunlit lawn, blossom-laden trees, rustic chairs, tables laden with teapots and cakes, the tinkle of teacups and the murmur of conversation… tea gardens became popular in London during the eighteenth century and thrived for over 200 years. Wonderfully illustrated, garden historian Twigs Way includes a list of tea gardens that can be visited today. The Kitchen Garden was once a key part of every large country home, which are now popular destinations for visitors. This is the history of the British kitchen garden and those who tended them. Garden historian Caroline Ikin specialises in the Victorian era and worked for the Gardens Trust and the National Trust.