The kitchen garden, Chartwell, Kent

Produce from one of our kitchen gardens

It may not be the oldest of kitchen gardens but it certainly has enough history to be in our top ten.

This was the kitchen garden that supplied No. 10 Downing Street with a fresh supply of fruit and vegetables during the war years - and the brick wall that surrounds it was laid by Churchill himself.
Restored in 2006, at least 50 per cent of the produce grown in the walled kitchen garden at Chartwell is a heritage variety, whilst other intriguing produce like yellow marrows are more recent additions.
There are also 50 apple trees, plus a wide variety of plums, greengages, nectarines, cherries, pears, damson and currants.