Attadale Gardens takes top places in Gardeners' World poll

The remote Attadale Gardens in Wester Ross, Scotland, has won a string of awards in a BBC Gardeners' World magazine online poll of favourite UK gardens participating in the publication's "gardens to visit" scheme.

There were three new categories this year in the Stihl-sponsored award - best afternoon tea, most romantic garden and best day out for kids.

Attadale attracts around 7,000 visitors a year and has been developed by Nicky McPherson over the past 30 years. Head gardener is Geoff Stephenson, who said: "We're a gardeners' garden. Geographically we're remote, but we're very passionate."

'Gardens to Visit' online poll results

- All-round favourites:

Scotland Attadale Gardens
Ireland Mount Usher Gardens
Wales National Botanic Garden of Wales
Northern England Harewood House
Central England Ryton Gardens
South East England Waterperry Gardens
South West England Stone Lane Gardens
- Best afternoon tea:
Scotland Attadale Gardens
Ireland Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens (cafe at Ballymaloe House)
Wales National Botanic Garden of Wales
Northern England Harewood House
Central England Ryton Gardens
South East England : Waterperry Gardens
South West England
Eden Project
- Most romantic garden:
Scotland Attadale Gardens
Ireland Mount Usher Gardens
Wales National Botanic Garden of Wales
Northern England
Harewood House
Central England
Moors Meadow Garden and Nursery
South East England
Hever Castle and Gardens
South West England
Stone Lane Gardens
- Best day out for kids:
Scotland Attadale Gardens
Ireland Kilfane Glen and Waterfall
Wales National Botanic Garden of Wales
Northern England
Harewood House
Central England
Trentham Gardens, Lake and Adventure Play
South East England
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway
South West England
Eden Project


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