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Travel Ideas from Veronica Peerless

Here are the Travel Ideas for Britain's Finest chosen by Contributing Editor, Veronica Peerless.

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Veronica Peerless

Veronica Peerless

Veronica Peerless is the Deputy Editor of Which? Gardening magazine and a qualified garden designer. She also writes a blog, throughthegardengate.co.uk/blog, which documents inspirational gardens that she’s seen on her travels around London and beyond. In 2011 Veronica won The Garden Media Guild ‘News Story of the Year’ award.

In days gone by, most grand houses had a kitchen garden, which supplied the household with veg, herbs, fruit and cut flowers. Many of them are still in existence, although they're more likely to supply the cafe or farm shop these days. They're worth a visit in their own... more

At this time of year the last thing you might want do is visit a garden – there will be nothing to see, surely? But make the effort and you’ll be surprised. There’s much more to gardens in winter than snowdrops, lovely as they are. You’ll be amazed at just how much colour... more

As I’m sure you don’t need reminding, summer in Britain can be rather hit and miss. Autumn, however, often brings some of our best weather, and as the leaves turn, it’s reliably spectacular too. It’s the ideal time to get out outside while you still can and enjoy the fiery... more

Britain's gardens frequently play host to film makers – not only do they usually have a splendid house attached, but they offer stunning backdrops too. Historic gardens and period dramas go together like scones and jam, and several gardens have featured in Jane Austen... more

There are hints of spring for ages – a snowdrop here, a crocus there... And then - whoosh! - It all finally happens. Seemingly overnight, trees are dripping in blossom, gardens are awash with daffodils and tulips, and every shade of green unfolds. I’m always amazed by the... more