Home of the most stunning public gardens in Britain, South East England's wealth of internationally renowned gardens are a must see, and here the author provides a guide to the wonderful gardens the region has to offer.
In East Sussex, Sheffield Park Garden offers colourful, vibrant displays with waterfalls, cascades and four large lakes, while Kent offers thirteenth-century Hever Castle, complete with Italian scupltures, a 35-acre lake and a 3,000-strong rose garden.
The collection of gardens extends to the Savill Garden in Berkshire, Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, Great Dixter House and Garden in East Sussex and the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley in Surrey, all brought to life in this wonderful collection compiled by Tony Russell.
Tony Russell was Head Forester at Westonbirt Arboretum for thirteen years until 2002, before leaving to become a BBC garden writer and broadcaster. He has presented several TV series including Roots and Shoots, Garden Trail and Britain's Great Trees. He is a regular on BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time and has written eight book, including his Finest Garden Series for Amberley.