Gardens to visit: July – August 2015

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in gardening, Gardens, Hertfordshire, Open Gardens, Places to visit | 0 comments

Did you know, that England is the most garden-loving country in the world, with more gardens open to the public than anywhere else. London is the Garden Capital of the world, in the sense of having a higher proportion of garden-loving residents than any other capital city. However, there are disappointingly few great English gardens in London: one therefore has to travel by car or train to other English regions to find great gardens to visit. The most famous period in English garden history is the eighteenth century, when the original English landscape gardens were made.
Alswick Hall, Buntingford, Herts SG9 0AA Tudor House with 5 acres of landscaped gardens. Plant and garden stalls & refreshments available. Open Sunday 13th September 2.00pm-5.00pm
Gardens of The Rose, Chiswell Green Lane, St Albans AL2 3NR With the atmosphere of a large Edwardian estate, this garden has some 1,800 rose varieties and over 30,000 rose bushes. It therefore attracts rose lovers from all over the world. Opening times Early June to end September. Wednesday to Sunday from 11.00am to 5.00pm.
Jordans Mill, Holme Mills, Langford Road, Broom, Biggleswade SG18 9JY
The historic flour mill has been home to the Jordan family for over 150 years and today the mill remains an impressive part of the local landscape. The Riverside Café has views over the Ivel and a shop selling the factory store favourites. Surrounding the Flour Mill are gardens and wildlife areas designed by Chelsea Flower Show gold award winners, Toll + Kitson. This is truly where Grand Designs meets the Domesday Book! Open between 9.00am and 5.00pm every day. www.jordansmill.com

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