Walled gar­dens to visit

Peek be­hind the walls of five stun­ning gar­dens

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1 WATERPERRY GAR­DENS

The mag­nif­i­cent herba­ceous bor­der at Waterperry Gar­dens bursts with late sum­mer colour with the flow­er­ing of its Michael­mas Daisies. Head to one of the spe­cial­ist week­ends on 15-16 and 22-23 Septem­ber for ex­pert ad­vice and to find many va­ri­eties for sale. Open­ing times 10am to 5.30pm. Near Wheat­ley, OX33 1LA | 01844 339226 | wa­ter­per­ry­gar­dens.co.uk

2 OSTERLEY PARK AND HOUSE

Osterley Park and House is one of the last sur­viv­ing coun­try es­tates in Lon­don, with the re­stored 18th-cen­tury gar­dens tak­ing on their glo­ri­ous au­tum­nal hues. Don’t miss the vi­brant colours of the or­na­men­tal veg­etable gar­den, set within the beau­ti­ful Tu­dor walled gar­den. Isle­worth, Lon­don TW7 4RB | 020 8232 5050 | na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/osterley

4 NA­TIONAL TRUST TYNTESFIELD

Tyntesfield is a rare sur­vivor of the Vic­to­rian age. Visit the Vic­to­rian Gothic house, flower-filled ter­races, abun­dant walled kitchen gar­den, or­nate pri­vate chapel, wood­land and park­land with views across the Som­er­set hills. The restau­rant menu in­cludes dishes made us­ing in­gre­di­ents from the es­tate. Wrax­all, Bris­tol BS48 1NX | 01275 461900 | na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/tyntesfield

3 ABBOTSFORD

Abbotsford is the Re­gency for­mal re­vival gar­den de­signed by the Ro­man­tic nov­el­ist, Sir Wal­ter Scott. The Walled Gar­dens are a jewel set in a pic­turesque land­scape, cre­ated as an in­ti­mate gar­den of al­lu­sion. These rare, early 19th­cen­tury gar­dens are along­side the River Tweed. Free guided tours. Mel­rose, Roxburghshire TD6 9BQ | 01896 752043

5 HELMSLEY WALLED GAR­DEN

This his­toric gar­den bursts with colour. Its five acres show­case dif­fer­ent plants and plant­ing styles, such as the Clema­tis Gar­den, Physic Gar­den, Cot­tage Gar­den, Kitchen Gar­den, meadows and or­chard. More than 100 va­ri­eties of ap­ple are grown here, in­clud­ing a col­lec­tion of York­shire ap­ples. Helmsley, North Yorks YO60 6SA| 01439 771427 | helm­s­ley­walledgar­den.org.uk

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