The kitchen garden, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

The glasshouses in the Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park

Originally the home to the Dukes of Newcastle, the 3,800-acre estate has its own fully restored and working four-acre walled kitchen garden.

Previously used in the war as a market garden, today the garden is home to 100 varieties of rhubarb, rocambole garlic and scorzonera – which is similar to an artichoke.
 
It also has a large orchard, where 58 local apple varieties are grown such as the famous Bramley and the not so famous but equally tasty Nottinghamshire Pippin.
 
When exploring the kitchen garden you may come across a purple cauliflower or a blue potato – but if not, don’t worry, you can always make your way to the restaurant and sample the taste there.