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UK: The National Trust’s Top 10 Kitchen Gardens

kitcThe kitchen garden, Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire Four-and-a-half acres of organic gardens with rare varieties and period features.

The kitchen garden, Attingham Park, Shropshire; The kitchen garden, Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire; The kitchen garden, Chartwell, Kent and more

From the National Trust

When it comes to self sufficiency, we’re leading the way at many of our kitchen gardens. From keeping rare breed chickens to growing organic Georgian prickly cucumbers, the fully working kitchen gardens on our estates are great places to witness the ‘plot to plate’ revolution. To experience a slice of the good life and learn how easy, fun and interesting it is to grow your own produce, you may like to visit some of our top kitchen gardens.

One site:

The 200-year-old walled kitchen garden at Trengwainton was built to the supposed dimensions of Noah’s Ark.
There’s a section entirely devoted to pumpkins – black, red and orange. There’s also an allotment section, where vegetables and salads are grown in meticulously straight lines, and a container section where you’ll find fruit plants growing out of old wellington boots.

For little ones, the kid’s community garden helps young visitors see the process of plot to plate.

See all here.