10 stunning gardens for the perfect picnic with the family this summer; Marjorie Yue; Mirror Online


UK – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Britain has a wealth of magnificent gardens which are particularly beautiful at this time of year – here are our top picks.

With the Chelsea Flower Show just weeks away, we’re embracing the floral theme this week, with our guide to Britain’s most tropical gardens – where you’ll find just about every plant under the sun.

Our guide talks you through thousands of extraordinary exotic and unusual flowers from hundreds of countries including one Apothecary’s Garden where you can trawl through a “pharmacy” of healing herbs and plants.

And for the kids, we’ve also picked out perfect picnic spots, mazes and castles to tip toe your way through.

1. Chatsworth, Derbyshire, Family ticket £34.90

The green-fingered talent of Lancelot Brown is very evident in the 18th century Capability garden set in the grounds of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s stately home.

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