I think I would have terrible garden anxiety if I moved to Winchelsea. It is a beautiful medieval town on the East Sussex coast between Hastings and Rye that was founded in 1288 by Edward 1. For nearly 200 years, as a Cinque Port, it was a major trading center, now all that remains of that time are the medieval merchants' cellars and the old streets, built on a grid system, behind whose old walls are the Secret Gardens of Winchelsea. These gardens are open twice a year on the National Gardens Scheme. It's another date for my bucket list, but just walking around town on a non-open day looking at front doors and having an occasional glimpse of the oasis behind walls and open garden gates showed there were no non-gardeners in residence. The pressure to garden when living there must be intense!
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