This month's Chelsea Flower Show might inspire visitors to buy a few new plants, but how many will go home and radically rethink their outdoor space? When it comes to gardens, most of us are quite content with what we've got.
It's only when we move that we might have to adjust our idea of what a garden should be. Who would have thought, for example, that a windmill on the lawn would work quite so well? Or that two Giant Redwoods would look right at home in Berkshire?
Here are some of our favourite quirky but nonetheless quintessential British gardens.
Garden with windmill, Arkley, London – Guide price £6,950,000
Two redwood trees in garden, Redwoods, Windsor, Berkshire – Guide price £2,350,000
Lost gardens of Old Dunira House, Comrie, Crieff – Offers over £750,000
Listed wall dating back to Jacobean era, Maze Hill, Greenwich, London – Guide price £1,600,000
Treehouse on grounds, The Old Rectory, Winestead, Hull – Guide price £650,000