Luton Hoo Walled Garden

 An unusual octagonal walled kitchen garden, designed by Capability Brown for John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, former Prime Minister and First Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Successive owners have added numerous heated glasshouses, most notably the magnificent range built by Mackenzie and Moncur for Sir Julius and Lady Wernher. Now sadly dilapidated, it awaits restoration. The garden is the focus of a fascinating restoration project, with courses and talks offered. Talks and tours of the garden can be organised for groups by prior appointment.