Calling all gardeners

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  1. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    We like gardens and gardening although we've had to cut back (see what I did there?) since owning the motorhome.

    I'm in the process of planning some trips for this year and wondered if anyone has used their motorhome to visit gardens either in the yellow book scheme or the more established large garden estates?

    If so, which gardens do you love to visit?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Oh yes !!!!!!!!!!!

    Villa D'Este. The very best.

    Second best, Villa Taranta.

    Third, Pitti Palace.

    You may notice a trend here.

    Forth, Heidelberg Castle.
     
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    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Brian, just had a very quick google, it looks amazing and may work with either of our trips in June and September.
     
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    Following on my Scottish theme, this is one of our favourites

    Long way to go, but slightly less than Italy (for us at least)

    http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Inverewe-Garden-and-Estate/

    we like the one at Castle Douglas, but in looking for a link to that found this

    looks like I have a good reason to come back up in spring (y)

    http://www.scotlandsgardens.org/gardens/district/17?gclid=CNiT8ZG0o8MCFY_MtAod3HUA8w

    and there is one in north wales with an amazing laburnum arched walkway, just got to time that one right
     
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    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    I think the one in wales is Bodnant?
     
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    I think the one you're thinking of with the laburnum walkway is Ness botanic gardens in Neston on the Wirral.

    Alnwick castle garden is worth a visit for the serpentine water feature alone.

    On the west cost of Scotland, Logan botanic garden is good and glenwhan is fabulous, it's a private garden that when they bought it was gorse, bracken and fairly derelict.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Since Scotland has come up: Dunvegan Castle on Skye.
     
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    Not been to Dunvegan and going to Skye in September so will add to my list, thanks.
     
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    I would go with David - Inverewe is beautiful At the other end of the country the gardens at Heligan were fantastic, and more landscape than gardens Stowe is a place I would happily revisit.
     
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    Belvoir Castle is being featured on Channel 4. The gardens were designed by Capability Brown and the Castle have found plans of his that were never implemented ( he died) so the plans are finally going to be put into practice. Alan Titchmarsh is heading the programme. I think The Duchess is going to be heavily involved too. It's on our doorstep, so quite exciting for us.
     
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    Cant stand my own garden so no chance going to gawp at someone elses. :D
     
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    North Devon is full of exquisite gardens, Marwood hill gardens, Arlington Court, Broomhill Sculpture Garden, Tapeley Park, Chambercombe Manor, all have super gardens and some have other things to see as well, most within 20mins of Ilfracombe I think the furthest is 45mins away. The micro climate of North Devon is believe it or not almost tropical most years.
     
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