Wyken Hall Gardens
Formal gardens crammed with topiary, herbs, roses, box, fruit trees -- and meandering peacocks, guinea fowl and chickens -- snuggle up to the Elizabethan manor house, with head-high yew hedges serving as windbreaks, essential in East Anglia, a region renowned for its 'lazy winds'.
Starred in the Good Gardens Guide and featured in Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden and COUNTRY LIFE, the garden at Wyken has evolved over thirty years.
Open from Easter until the end of September, 2p.m. until 6p.m. everyday except Saturday.
April to September, gardeners' route through breathtaking Suffolk, four gardens including Wyken to enjoy. Fullers Mill Garden, www.fullersmillgarden.org.uk. Walled Garden at Langham Hall, www.bellflowernursery.co.uk. Lucy Redman Garden, www.lucyredman.co.uk.