Start at Home Farm – where Garden HQ is based.
Enter the vast 100-acre botanical garden via the arboretum.
The first surprise is the Himalayan Valley of tea, revealed in a breathtaking vista.
Across the valley you can see the tea pagoda, reminiscent of a Chinese ceremonial teahouse.
Tumbling towards the ponds are 200-year-old camellias, the first grown outside in the UK.
Striding through the South American gardens we will find rarities collected in the wild - some now thought to be the largest in the world.
Pausing for a ‘pick of pepper’ – our deliciously hot pepperleaf – will spice up the journey to the maze.
The world’s largest camellia maze has tea bushes in the middle – if you can find them!
Finding your way out of the maze will focus a backdrop of a 300-year-old fallow deer herd park.
Looming into view the Dinosaur Tree or Wollemia Pine is one of the rarest pine trees in the world, thought to be extinct until discovered in 1994 in Australia.
Scented border and the cork tree lead you to magnificent magnolias – Campbelii or Championship magnolia is one of the most beautiful in the world.
You will then reach the Bowling Green – a restful view of perfectly mown and flat grass.
Join Ladies’ Walk, a gravelled path leading from the house to the Summerhouse.
Onwards to the Summerhouse via Myrtle Avenue – glorious myrtle collection.
Arrive at the Summerhouse.