Tucked away in the Cotswolds, are the National Trust gardens at Hidcote. Thousands and thousands of visitors pour in to see this quintessential English cottage garden each year, and I have blogged about them before, here.
Exactly opposite the entrance to Hidcote are Kiftsgate Court Gardens , a private house with a very beautiful garden that is a rival to Hidcote and in some respects much better. True they don't have quite the visitor facilities of the National Trust, but there is a small delightful tea room, a toilet in the stable block, (!) and some cracking plant sales. Because it doesn't get a fraction of the visitors, it's a wonderful place to visit; peaceful, serene, and with wonderful views. A real plant persons delight.
Here's some photos of it in mid-July 2014