Another former quarry, the gardens at Bide-A-Wee were once nothing more than a scrub of land from which Northumberland stone was once extracted. Now they’re a world away, a paradise which Gardener’s World Magazine call a ‘very special garden’. When you’ve spent some time in the garden, designed and carefully cultivated by owner Mark Robson, you’ll quickly agree. The gardens are open in the afternoon between April and August, meaning you’ll see it as its best.
Must see: it’s hard to believe what it once was, but the wildflower meadow shows the stunning transformation from quarry to garden best.