10 of the UK’s best gardens to explore

10 of the UK’s best gardens to explore

Old roses, hidden temples, forgotten orchards – find peace and beauty in these romantic idylls

Colin Firth described this National Trust-owned garden in the foothills of Snowdonia as “spellbinding and wonderfully peaceful” after shooting scenes there for the new film adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic, The Secret Garden, released later this year. Among the garden highlights making their big-screen debut were the laburnum arch, a 55m walkway beneath a canopy of golden flowers, and an idyllic stream that runs through a gorge garden, where the Mary Lennox character goes swimming in the film.
• Open daily. Booking essential. The shop and caf
e are currently closed. Admission: adults £8, children £4, family £20, nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden

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