34. Larch Cottage Nurseries
Owned by landscape designer Peter Stott, the garden at Larch Cottage is an inspiration, while the nursery offers the means to replicate its charm, says Anna Rose. Anna Pavord calls it a place of pilgrimmage for plantaholics who love rare and unusual shrubs, trees, dwarf conifers and Japanese maples.
Where: Melkinthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DR (01931 712404; larchcottage.co.uk)