Chatto essex

I would have awarded five stars but my scone was a little dry, no problem, as this was popped into the micro-wave for me.

Perhaps next time I will try a cake that has been sitting safely under one of the pretty glass domes!

is a British plantswoman, garden designer and author best known for creating the Beth Chatto Gardens near Elmstead Market in the English county of Essex.

She is also known for writing several books on gardening for specific conditions.

In January 1975 Beth Chatto created a small winter garden at one of the Royal Horticultural Society Halls, London SW1.

Her gardening and writing use the principle of the right plant for the right place, developed from her husband Andrew Chatto's lifelong research into the origin of garden plants.

A bitterly-cold and showery April day is not the best day to visit gardens, but even this early in the season, when spring is running a little late, the Beth Chatto Gardens are looking stunning - filled with promise for the new season!

Seven acres of joy, created out of a once-neglected hollow between two farms, where Beth Chatto has worked wonders.

This is a really nice place to meet with friends and family.

Its light, pleasant, there is a good range of cakes available and the staff are helpful, so its a good way to round off a visit.

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