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Established by chef Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir is as renowned for its breathtaking gardens as its country house ambience and Michelin-starred cuisine. You’ll have the chance to appreciate all 11 gardens, from the calminducing Japanese tea garden (right) to the English water garden, originally dug by 16th-century monks. The kitchen garden, the first of the plots created by Raymond, supplies around 90 types of vegetable and 70 herb varieties to Le Manoir’s restaurant and cookery school. If you feel inspired to create your own mini manoir, book a course at The Raymond Blanc Gardening School.
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