Hidcote Manor Garden.  Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6LR, United Kingdom.

It was hard to believe that Hidcote began as a windswept plot with poor soil.  It took Lawrence Johnston over 40 years, starting in 1907, to create what we see today: axes, garden rooms, and borrowed views from the countryside beyond.  In 1922 he engaged Frank Adams as head gardener to help him realize his vision.  The garden is now so established that it looks like it has always been this way. 

With names like "The Old Garden", "The Red Borders", "The Pillar Garden", "The Long Walk", each outdoor room represents a unique, self-standing space with lessons that can be adapted to smaller areas.