SECRETGARDENS TOVISIT INTHEUK
Thanks to theopengarden Squaresweekend (17–18 June; opensquares.org) andthenationalopengarden Scheme (ngs.org.uk) we can explore green spaces usually closed to the public. Here’s our pick of the ones not to bemissed
OPEN 18 JUNE A coup for gardening connoisseurs awaits: the opportunity to visit the garden of one of the industry’s heroes, Tom Stuart- Smith (whose projects include the gardens of the Royal Academy Keeper’shouse, Windsor Castle and The Connaught hotel), as well as that of his parents. The Barn is a signature Stuart- Smith work in progress – expectmodern ground tanks of water, naturalistic planting and wild flower meadows. A field away, his parents’ Regencyhouse, Serge Hill, is a traditionally landscaped haven ( left) complete with haha, climbing roses, and half an acre of vegetable plots, with greenhouses that are bursting at the seams with produce (ngs.org.uk).