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Houghton Hall

Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE
T: 01485 528569|

Old five-acre walled kitchen garden, translated into 21st century use with 20 different ‘garden rooms’ featuring temples, pools, parterres and sculpture as well as orchards, vegetables, wall-fruit, glasshouses and a gigantic fruit cage.

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Houghton Lodge

Stockbridge, Hampshire, S20 6LQ
T: 01264 810502|

Privately owned, but open to the public on certain days, so please check the website. An organic kitchen garden, with chalk cob walls with trained fruit trees, apple arbour, herb garden, etc. There are traditional glasshouses by Messenger and a modern hydroponicum housing a collection of orchids.

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Kelmarsh Hall

Kelmarsh, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 9LY
T: 01604 686543|

Two acre triangular shaped kitchen garden, with unusually sited vinery (excellently restored) and potting shed in the centre. Traditional vegetables and flowers, including many heritage varieties, are grown. Active garden with ongoing structural renovations and cultivation, where frequent cookery demonstrations, educational events and vegetable sales take place.

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Lamport Hall and Gardens

Lamport, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD
T: 01604 686272|

Now a total of approximately 7 acres within which there is a 2 acre walled garden which has been largely planted as a cutting garden with tall, unusual herbaceous plants, many sourced from Piet Oudolf’s nursery in Holland. There are also unusual features in the main garden such as a rockery rising like a ruin 24′ tall and a box bower. See website for opening times.

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Llanerchaeron (NT)

nr Aberaeron, Dyfed, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SA48 8DG
T: 01545 570200|

A rare example of a surviving Welsh gentry estate, with an extensive range of 19th century farm and horticultural buildings. The two walled gardens are cultivated organically and show the evolution of garden technology from the early 19th century to the present day. Restored glasshouses include an interesting post-war concrete glasshouse.

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