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Luffness

Aberlady, East Lothian

Private garden. A rare jardin clos (enclosed garden) built in 1822. The outer rectangular walled kitchen garden encloses an inner diamond-shaped fruit garden.

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Luton Hoo Walled Garden

Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ
T: 01582 721443. Tel: 01582 721443/816034| www.lhwg.org.uk

 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.

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Maristow Walled Gardens

Maristow, Devon, PL6 7PP
| www.maristowwalledgardens.co.uk

Private garden, visitors by appointment. On the banks of the River Tavy, just south of the Lopwell Dam, the gardens once provided produce for Maristow House, formerly the seat of Lord Roborough. 3 acres within the walls with another 2 outside. Two glasshouses awaiting restoration, mushroom house, stores, etc. volunteers sought: jenny@maristowwalledgardens.co.uk

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Mertoun

St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0EA
T: 01835 823236| www.mertoungardens.com

The head gardener’s house dates from 1677, and is surrounded by immaculate orchard trees, wall- trained fruit, flowers and vegetables. The late 19th century is represented by Skinner Board glasshouses, containing perfectly trained figs and peaches.

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Nanhoron

Near Pwlheli, Gwynedd, LL53 8DL
T: 01758 730610| www.nanhoronestate.co.uk

Privately owned, visitors by appointment only: Mrs. B.C.L. Harden, tel. 01758 730610. Two walled gardens: one ornamental, one a 19th century-style working kitchen garden, with box hedging, rose walk, old orchard and newly planted crab apple orchard, vinery and herb garden.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales,

 Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA32 8HG
T: Switchboard: 01558 668768| www.gardenofwales.org.uk

Once a country estate, Middleton Hall, now the home of the National Botanic Garden of Wales since 1996. The house has been demolished and part of the park restored; as well as the well known Great Glasshouse there is an unusual early 19th century double-walled garden. The three acre garden has been recreated by dividing into four quadrants, three telling the story of the evolution of flowering plants, the other is a modern kitchen garden.

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