Long before Monty Don came prancing onto our TV screens and adopted the title ‘Britain’s favourite gardener’, there was a real hero in Gardeners’ World called Geoff Hamilton.
Geoff presented Gardeners’ World in the 1980s and 1990s as was rightly lauded for his wonderful creations.
He was a real horticultural hero and his story is here https://barnsdalegardens.co.uk/the-barnsdale-story.html
Barnsdale Gardens is a great day out, easy to get located in the fair county of Rutland. And even easier to enjoy are the thirty-eight wonderful gardens, including a Japanese garden, my favourite.
Seeing each of these lovely plots reminds us that that he achieved so much with his down to earth approach and endless experiments with themes and plants.
Barnsdale is complete gardener’s delight.