Life & Arts

Exporting the English garden

From Russia to Korea, the gardens of England are in high demand. Buyers can expect to pay a minimum of £1m for a design by a leading British gardener, with some fetching five times that figure. As London's Chelsea Flower show prepares to open its doors to the world, Jane Owen, House and Home editor, asks what is it about Englishness and gardens that makes such a successful export.