Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Mountains, Moors, and Meadows
Upper Tan House
The Hertfordshire countryside has many different landscapes such as mountains, moors, pastures, woodland, and castles. Gardens in the Wild is a festival highlighting these contrasts, and on the weekend of the 22nd & 23rd June, you can explore these spectacular views from Stagg Meadow. Entrance is free, although there are some paid for talks and walks which can be booked for £5-£7.50. These include 'Garden in the Clouds', stories about the London Olympic Park, children's woodland crafts, and a free birdwatching walk. There will also be plant stalls, crafts, and locally sourced food.
You could also visit some privately owned gardens that are usually closed to the public. Upper Tan House is a sloping garden with herbaceous plants, pond and bog garden. Rhodds Farm is a two-acre formal garden surrounded by pastures and woodland, while Ashley farm has pleached limes, a canal, and rose walk. If you are staying over for the weekend, there are a number of nearby cottages, where you can stay for bed & breakfast.