Spring is here now and Summer is on the doorstep. So now is the time to plan those long lazy days in your own garden. To give you some inspiration you might want to head to three of Britain’s most beautiful gardens to gain ideas for yourself. For this article, we’ve teamed up with Oldrids and Downtown, retailers of stunning conservatory furniture to get you in the mood.
The Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden is home to famous fountains, poison gardens and one of the biggest tree houses in the world. This garden is perfect for adventures and lots of fun. Set in 14 acres there is plenty of space for all the family to roam about. You need to be careful though as some of the 200 plant species are deadly.
The poison garden is locked by cast-iron gates with skull plaques saying “These Plants Can Kill”, the garden includes strychnos nux-vomica, hemlock, Ricinus communis and more deadly plants. However, the garden stands for a much greater purpose as it aims to educate people on drugs by featuring cannabis, coca and papaver somniferum.
Kensington Palace Gardens
Did you know that the incredible Kensington Palace Gardens, was the key inspiration behind the famous children’s book series Peter Pan? As well as being the home of our royal family the palace is known all over the world for its spectacular gardens.
The gardeners and groundsmen keep the gardens to tradition, so if you popped there now in Spring you would find tulips, pansies and wallflowers. Whilst during summer, you will see geraniums, cannas and begonias pop out with colour. Therefore there is something different to see whatever season you decide to visit.
Must see attractions at the palace gardens are of the marble Queen Victoria Statue that sits in the East entrance of Kensington Palace, as well as the Diana, Princess of Wales’ Memorial Playground.
Biddulph Grange Garden
One of the National Trust’s gems is the Biddulph Grange Garden. The 15 acre site is is divided into different sections represent different countries across the globe, with Chinese, Egyptian and multiple themes running throughout.
In the China region this garden brings the entire Chinese culture to one place. Using colour to its advantage, bright reds, yellows and greens are featured on all of the structures within the garden. The garden also includes a pagoda tree, paulownia tomentosa, azaleas, bamboos, hostas and more, as well as plants from Japan, Britain and America.
If you head over to the Egyptian section this landscape includes towering square hedges and a grand temple protected by two pairs of sphinxes. The temple has detailed stonework with bright colours that accompany the golden yews that were planted within this area.
Which garden do you like the sound of and would like to visit?
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