Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland
Visit the home of Geoff Hamilton’s famous gardens in Rutland, now run by his son Nick. Overall winner of GN’s Best 100 Gardens competition this year, it’s a beautiful collection of gardens all year round. The Geoff Hamilton Winter Border is a particular highlight, planted up with a wonderful range of donations from Geoff’s friends, family and former colleagues. Adults £7.50, concessions £6.50.
VISIT FOR A collection of winter trees, shrubs and perennials, many scented. The garden is divided up into Britain’s largest collection of smaller individual gardens, with plenty of ideas for your own plot.
Barnsdale came top in our Best 100 Gardens poll