5. Prince Charles of England
Of all the celebrities who garden, His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales has devoted the largest amount of years and space to his gardens. In fact, Prince Charles has devoted so much time and space to his gardens that they have become a showcased area for groups to tour. Begun in 1980, the Highgrove House – Prince Charles’ country estate– consists of 37 acres of organic gardens. Each garden is unique in its own way. Over four acres of the garden is a wildflower meadow. There are around 32 different varieties of endangered native plants within the wildflower meadow. In addition to the meadow, there is a Thyme Walk, a variety of themed flower gardens, and the Walled Kitchen Garden. There are enough fruits and vegetables grown in the Walled Kitchen Garden to allow the house to achieve full self-sufficiency. The Prince’s most loved vegetables, such as Charlotte potatoes, leeks, spring cabbage, brussel sprouts and carrots are grown alongside strawberries and a wide variety of apples. While the large size and beautifully maintained gardens are impressive, what’s more alluring about the gardens is that they are one-hundred percent organic. The wildflower meadow is maintained by grazing sheep, cows are brought in to eat the overhang branches of over 10,000 trees, all of the water used on the gardens is recycled, and only organic materials are used to maintain the lush vegetation.