Mottisfont Abbey is a historical priory and country estate in Hampshire operated by the National Trust since 1957. The grounds include a walled garden which would have previously been used to grow food for the abbey. In 1972 it was turned over to a rose garden as Assistant Head Gardener Howard Brisland explained to Ken Crowther.
Waddesdon Manor is near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, it is an delightful building and wonderful garden built in the style of a 16th century French chateau. It is managed by the charitable trust the Rothschild Foundation on behalf of the National Trust. Ken Crowther spoke to the assistant head gardener Richard Ernst who gave him a tour of the property.
Belton House sits in formal Italian and Dutch gardens and an historic 1300 acre deer park. The Orangery and Italian Garden was built by English architect and garden designer Sir Jeffry Wyatville, who was responsible for the remodelling of Windsor Castle in 1824. Weekend gardener Helen Farmer told Ken Crowther about her role at the National Trust property.