Gloucestershire has come out on top of a study to find the most colourful area of the UK.
The study conducted by thortful analysed data from Great British Gardens, Garden Visit and Wikipedia, and unveiled that Gloucestershire is the UK’s most colourful area.
Our blooming high total of 29 gardens is what put our county at the top of the list, with Sussex and Cornwall following closely behind, both having 27 gardens each.
Although London is home to some of the world’s most famous gardens, including Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, and Regents Park – it finished fifth.
Down the other end of the scale, Merseyside, Peterborough and County Fermanagh, finished last, with just one public garden each.
The greater Cotswolds area also finished in the top five, as it was named to be the fourth most colourful area in the UK.
The title of the greenest northern county was bestowed upon Yorkshire, which came in joint fifth place with London – without taking into account the Yorkshire Dales or Moors.
Both areas boasted a total of 20 gardens.
A spokesman for thortful said: “I think we can all agree if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to never take the great outdoors for granted.
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“With the changing of the seasons we wanted to shine a light on all the great British gardens that we are fortunate enough to have access to.”
We have plenty of green spaces and beautiful public gardens that are unique to our county dotted in all its corners, so it’s hardly a surprise that we beat the rest of the country.
From the regal grounds of Sudeley Castle, to the lovely lavender fields boasted by the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire is amass with colour.
You may think summer is the most enticing time to visit your local garden and see the effervescent blooms, but the gardens in Gloucestershire can put a real show on in the colder months, too.
One of our glorious gardens, Westbury Court Garden, boasts a spectacular array of autumnal sights, with pear and apple trees currently bearing their ripe fruits.
The unusual medlar fruit, that is picked when ripe but not consumed until rotten, also grows on the grounds – and is a unique sight.
Of course, lots of gardens and outdoor attractions now require you to book online in advance, due to social distancing, so it is worth checking on their websites before your visit.