Tucked away behind a brick wall that faces the high street in Chipping Campden is this delightful garden of plants brought back from Asia.
There is a gated archway opening to the garden, and if it is open, be sure to pop in. Ernest Wilson was a plantsman and traveler. From 1899 into the first decades of the 20th century, Wilson undertook several lengthy expeditions to China, Japan, Korea and elswhere in Asia, collecting plants for botanic gardens in England and America (he was for several years an assistant keeper, then director of the Arnold Arboretum in Boston).
This garden was opened as a permanent memorial to the Chipping Campden-born Wilson in 1984 and is filled with plants from Asia. It is small, peaceful and well-curated. Well worth a visit if you are in Chipping Campden.
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