3 Best Garden Attractions in Letchworth Garden City

Letchworth Garden City without any gardens would be really absurd given its name. The city has many gems to enjoy nature reservations that accompany rich history. Here are three gardens and attractions located in the city which you can visit:

1. Stotfold Watermill

Stotfold Watermill has been standing tall for almost a thousand years and is written in history in the Domesday Book, a manuscript of the great land survey commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1086. The watermill and its machinery were restored after surviving a fire in 1992. Stone-ground flour produced by the mill can be purchased. Pastries and tea can be enjoyed by Randalls Tea Room. An eight-acre nature reserve is adjacent to the mill complex which homes many native trees, hedges, and a wildflower meadow.

2. Royston Cave

Royston Cave is an artificial cave which is believed to be constructed in the 14th century in the shape of a beehive. The discovery of the cave was accidental by workmen constructing a bench in 1742. The first person to explore the cave was a small boy who volunteered to descend into the shaft. The walls of the cave are adorned with religious relics and carvings such as the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Jesus’ Crucifixion, several saints, and other pagan symbols. Groups are required to book separately as the cave only has the capacity of holding 18 people at a time.

3. Benington Lordship Gardens

Benington Lordship Gardens is a seven-acre property located in the countryside that surrounds a Georgian manor. Naturalized snowdrops adorn the remains of the Norman Keep and the surrounding moat which also blooms various flowering shrubs. The snowdrops are planted atop the moat named as “The Snowdrop Walk” was planted by the family of the property’s present owner in the early 20th century. Rare breeds of snowdrops have also been discovered to thrive and grow in the Bennington Lordship Gardens.

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