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Levens Hall Cumbria in August-72.jpg
Located five miles south of Kendal in Cumbria, at the southern edge of the Lake Distict, Levens Hall has its origins as a Pele Tower built c1250-1300. It is now a privately-owned property and boasts the world's oldest topiary gardens, unchanged since the 17th century. Elsewhere in the garden, which is divided by huge, old beech hedges are: an orchard, long, colour-themed herbaceous borders, a ha-ha, extensive bee borders, wall borders planted with a variety of shrubs, a vegetable and herb garden, roses, a large pond and fountain, lawns and a willow labyrinth.