Cerney House, North Cerney, Cirencester GL7 7BX, Regno Unito
Nestled in the Cotswolds, between Cirencester and Chedworth, the secret gardens of Cerney House exude romance. In the walled gardens and along the woodland paths, wildflowers, tangles of ivy and climbing roses create a scent-filled paradise. We visited on a warm spring day, running for cover from the April showers to the bothy and tea room.There are jams and local cheeses for sale in the fridge and you can sit in the adjoining pottery and read vintage copies of The Garden. The predominantly working kitchen garden was filled with a dazzling array of tulips, lilies, and lilacs growing between the bean poles. Roses tumbled from the arches and in the distance pigs snuffled in the blossoming orchard. Outside the walled garden, along little paths through acres of wild garlic and bluebells, sculptures seemed to survey the wooded landscape or hide in the ivy-covered stone ruins.