SE­CRET GAR­DENS TO VISIT IN THE UK

Thanks to the Open Gar­den Squares week­end (17–18 June; open­squares.org) and The Na­tional Open Gar­den Scheme (ngs.org.uk) we can ex­plore green spa­ces usu­ally closed to the pub­lic. Here’s our pick of the ones not to be missed

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SERGE HILL GAR­DENS, HERT­FORD­SHIRE

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’s House, Wind­sor Cas­tle and The Con­naught ho­tel), as well as that of his par­ents. The Barn is a sig­na­ture Stu­art- Smith work in progress – ex­pect modern ground tanks of wa­ter, nat­u­ral­is­tic plant­ing and wild flower mead­ows. A field away, his par­ents’ Re­gency House, 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).

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