Beatrix Potter's garden

Herbaceous borders along the path leading to Hill Top, Sawrey, Cumbria

Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top with the royalties from the first of her little books, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here and the cottage garden will be familiar to her readers as it was restored and arranged using her paintings, photos and journal notes as reference.
There are cottage garden stalwarts, such as geraniums and foxgloves, rambling roses and honeysuckle and of course a small vegetable patch complete with a watering can and a fork, just as Mr McGregor might have left them. See if you can spot the gooseberry bush in which Peter Rabbit caught his coat button.