If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to never take the great outdoors for granted ever again. With many of us switching our socialising tactics from casual drinks in a bar to a long, outdoor walk, it’s fair to say that as a nation, we appreciate Mother Nature that bit more now.
No matter where you live in the UK, you’re never too far from a picturesque public park or two… although of course, some counties are more spoilt for choice than others!
So where are the most colourful areas of the UK?
We uncovered the most colourful areas in the UK and found that Gloucestershire has the most gardens open to the public, boasting 29 in total. From the Cotswolds’ jaw-dropping lavender fields that wouldn’t look out of place in Provence, to the wooded valley of Lydney Park, there are so many gardens that are just waiting to be discovered.
The title of the greenest northern county goes to Yorkshire, which came in fifth place with 20 gardens. From majestic Castle Howard to charming Harewood House, Yorkshire sure offers a lot when it comes to the great outdoors (and that’s not even taking the Yorkshire Moors or Dales into account!).
London – home to some of the world’s most famous gardens, including Hyde Park and Kensington Garden, and Regents Park – came in fifth place, which is pretty impressive for a capital city!
At the other end of the scale, there are several counties that have just one public park, including Merseyside, Peterborough, and County Fermanagh. Well, at least our country’s small enough, you can travel through multiple counties in just a couple of hours!
We created a list of the UK’s gardens using data from Great British Gardens, Garden Visit and Wikipedia. From this, we analysed the data to determine the most colourful areas of the UK.