Often described as Watford’s best kept secret Cheslyn House and Gardens is another of Watford’s Green Flag Award winner.

The house and gardens were originally owned by Henry and Daisy Colbeck, who created the gardens with a collection of unusual and exotic plants which they collected whilst travelling the world. 

Watford Borough Council started managing the site in 1965 and it is open to the public all year round.

Its 3.5 acres of space is imaginatively laid out to invite exploration, providing a myriad of interesting areas including a pond, fernery, large herbaceous borders and an aviary. Cheslyn’s talented gardener can usually be found amongst the flowers and trees and is happy to share his knowledge with visitors – say hello if you see him.

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