Gardening is a big part of life in Northumberland and there have been some pretty famous gardeners to emerge from the county.
So, we have highlighted some of the best public gardens for this month’s Northumberland’s Top 10 vote. There are quirky ones, formal ones and very traditional cottage-style gardens among the list. We want you to tell us which is your favourite.
There may others that you think deserve a place in the county’s Top 10 – you can add your personal treasure. Many are only open on special occasions, such as the National Garden Scheme or charity days for the likes of the North Northumberland Hospice or the Red Cross.
This search forms part of a series, highlighting a number of features of this wonderful county, that runs until the end of the year.
We are joined by our Northumberland sister papers, the Berwick Advertiser, Morpeth Herald and News Post Leader, to gauge opinions from across the county.
We began with castles, beaches and views, and next month, we explore bridges.
Let us know your opinions through social media (Facebook facebook.com/nlandgazette and Twitter @alnwickgazette) and we’ll include some of your comments in subsequent Top 10 features.
And voting couldn’t be easier – simply fill in the online voting form.
Alternatively, there is an entry form printed in this week’s Gazette (May 30) for you to place a tick next to your top choice. Then cut it out and send it to Top 10, Northumberland Gazette, 32 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1PN.
The voting on the first three topics closed on Thursday (May 30) and the results will be announced in the paper next week.