Stone Allerton Gardens, Stone Allerton, Somerset
There are three distinctly different beautiful gardens to visit here, on the edge of the Somerset levels. Badgers Acre is a one-acre garden with colour-themed mixed borders, a secret walk, a pond and a colourful rockery. A semi-circular tulip and allium bed is surrounded by box, and another lovely part of the garden is the vegetable potager with a pergola draped in rambling roses and clematis. Greenfield House has four main gardens: a grass area, shrubs, a colour garden and a cottage garden area, with many unusual plants in a vast range of perennials, shrubs and bulbs. Just showing what can be done, the garden has been created from garden centre bargains. Ponds and chickens add to the variety. Fern Cottage is a charming small cottage garden full of interesting plants and ideas.