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Spetchley Park Gardens
Successive generations have lovingly collected rare plants, shrubs and trees from around the world. There are walled gardens, a melon yard with its original glasshouses, a horse pool, Victorian conservatory, a delightful Root house, statues, fountains, architectural follies, rose gardens, lakes and bridges, superb herbaceous borders and magnificent specimen trees.
Spetchley was earmarked as the headquarters for Churchill and his war cabinet during WWII however he decided to stay in London and so it became a recuperation home for the 9th USAAF.
On Churchill's death 12 acorns that he had collected from his favourite oak at Blenheim were distributed to places that had a connection with Churchill. One came to Spetchley and the oak is growing on the Long Walk opposite the Cedar.
For more detailed information, see website: http://www.spetchleygardens.co.uk
The Berkeley family ownes also Berkeley Castle, see website: http://www.berkeley-castle.com