The kitchen garden, Attingham Park, Shropshire

Various edible plants growing in the Kitchen Garden in June at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

Attingham’s walled kitchen garden is an excellent example of a late 18th-century kitchen garden estate. Spanning two acres, it includes a large walled fruit and vegetable garden and three newly restored glasshouses, offering a feast of surprises such as the blue coco bean.

Other intriguing garden finds include the white icicle radish and the long, prickly cucumber, both of which date from the 18th century.
 
An extra must-see feature of the kitchen garden is the Grade II listed Georgian bee house. You can watch busy bees making award-winning honey - safely behind a Perspex screen.
 
All produce grown within the red brick walls of the garden is organic and used to supply the Carriage House Café with seasonal, sustainable food.