Britain Leads the world in opening its private gardens to visitors. According to the article “Open to All Flowers” in the Financial Times this weekend, around 4,000 gardens will be on view this year with many offering tea and a few even welcoming dogs. Not only will you get stunning vistas and ideas for your own gardens but your entrance fees support many English charities. On the National Garden Scheme website, you can search by date or location, opting to stay close to London or make it a day or weekend out.
For instance next weekend you can see gardens in Wimbledon (11 Emle Road) and Kensington (7 Upper Phillimore Gardens, dogs allowed!)