Few things rival a good English garden, and in the Cotswolds you’ll find some of the best. If the bright flowers along the road aren’t enough for you, head to Batsford Arboretum, a 56-acre garden with ponds and towering trees, or Painswick, the country’s sole surviving rococo garden. For a unique experience, drive to the Cotswolds Lavender Farm, outside Snowshill. When the season is right, stroll through the purple fields that smell like the stuff of dreams, and bring home something soothing. If you like some wildlife with your vegetation, get friendly with the giraffes and rhinos of Cotswold Wildlife Park.