- Category: Garden Tours
Leicestershire, a county at the very heart of England, is fortunate to be home to some of the country’s largest and most impressive garden estates.
The tour of Leicester Gardens takes in 4 impressive estates, each with their own unique ornamental style.
Garden Organic Ryton - this magnificent estate not only has 10 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens, but also contains an organic vegetable kingdom.
Barnsdale Gardens - known as the 'Theme Park for Gardeners', and infamous for being the 'Gardeners' World' project. What was once just a ploughed field in 1983, has been transformed into 38 individual gardens and features, on an 8 acre estate.
Don't miss the cream teas served in the 'Barnsdale Tea Rooms.'
Belvoir Castle - a formal garden featuring 17C statues and carefully planted to provide all year round colour and bloom.
Batsford Arboretum - one of the largest private collections of shrubs and trees in the country, with over 3,500 labelled specimens.