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Arboretum Gardens in the UK

Set out below are Arboretum gardens in the UK including Dyffryn Gardens. Britain's Finest Arboretum gardens are home to many variety of trees old and new some of which are rare or endangered.

Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan

St Nicholas


Dyffryn Botanic Garden are outstanding Grade I listed Edwardian gardens. Currently undergoing restoration to Thomas Mawson®s original 1904 design with the help of a Heritage Lottery grant. This garden has everything - formal lawns, fountains and... more

Greencombe Gardens

Greencombe Gardens, Porlock, Somerset

Porlock


Greencombe is a post-war garden, having been started in 1946 by Horace Stroud. It is a strip of 3.5 acres on the edge of ancient woodland. The light comes from the north, with a sweep of sky down to the Bristol Channel. To the south rise wooded... more

Cholmondeley Castle Garden

Cholmondeley Castle Garden, Malpas, Cheshire

Malpas


Cholmondeley Castle has extensive ornamental gardens set in idyllic parkland dominated by the romantic Gothic Castle built in 1801 of local sandstone. There is an extensive range of mainly acid-loving trees and shrubs, designed to take advantage of... more

Mannington Gardens

Mannington Gardens, Mannington Hall, Norwich, Norfolk

Mannington Hall, Norwich


Mannington Gardens are set around a medieval moated manor house and feature a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs in many different settings. Throughout the gardens are thousands of roses especially classic varieties. The Heritage Rose and 20th... more

Cawdor Castle and Gardens

Cawdor Castle and Gardens, Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Highland

Cawdor Castle, Nairn


The oldest garden north east of Cawdor Castle was enclosed with walls and bastions in 1620, and cultivated in the old fashioned manner where soft fruits, flowers, vegetables and fruit trees were mingled closely together. Today this garden has been... more

Dawyck Botanic Garden

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Stobo, Peebles


Dawyck Botanic Garden benefits from the cooler continental environment in the heart of the Scottish Borders, and from over 300 years of tree planting, truly one of the world´s finest arboreta. Gaze at exotic conifers dating back to 1680, the unique... more

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh


Don’t know your Pinus from your Prunus? Or your Sorbus from your Quercus? Take a stroll around the glorious Batsford Arboretum tucked into the Cotswold Hills for a crash course in trees and shrubs followed by scrumptious home-baked coffee and cake at... more

Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens

Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens, Holmbush, St Austell, Cornwall

Holmbush, St Austell


The 30 acre Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens, comprises gardens within a garden, which hold a wide range of some 6000 plants, all of which are labelled. In addition to rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias - so familiar in Cornish gardens - there... more

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Cairndow, Argyll & Bute

Cairndow


Ardkinglas Woodland Garden is set on a hillside in a peaceful location overlooking Loch Fyne in Scotland. It is home to many of Britain´s champion trees including the Mightiest Conifer in Europe, a Silver Fir and the tallest tree in Scotland, a Grand... more

Hutton-In-The-Forest

Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

Penrith


Hutton-in-the-Forest´s Walled Garden is the main attraction dating from the 1730s. It contains an increasing collection of herbaceous plants, as well as many fruits trained to the walls, at its most beautiful in the summer months. The Terraces round... more

Mount Ephraim Gardens

Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staplestreet, Faversham, Kent

Staplestreet, Hernhill, Faversham


Mount Ephraim estate is part of the stunning Kent countryside, its Edwardian terrace gardens proving sweeping views over the Swale and Thames Estuary. In all, there are 10 acres to explore within this much vaster estate. The gardens were mostly laid... more

The Priest House Gardens

The Priest House Gardens, North Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex

North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead


The Priest House Gardens, in the grounds of Priest House, is a formal herb garden with over 150 culinary, medicinal and household herbs.... more

Rockingham Castle & Gardens

Rockingham Castle & Gardens, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire

Market Harborough


Rockingham Castle and gardens stand on the edge of an escarpment giving dramatic views over five counties and the Welland Valley below. Surrounding the castle are some 12 acres of gardens largely following the foot print of the medieval castle. The... more

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire

Arley, Northwich


The Gardens at Arley in Cheshire have been described by TV presenter and garden designer Chris Beardshaw as “one of the best examples of a garden that’s been designed and maintained by the same family anywhere in Britain”. The jewels in the crown,... more

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens, Wells, Somerset

Wells


Bishop's Palace & Gardens: Find us in the centre of the historic City of Wells, step across the drawbridge and discover the splendour of the medieval Palace before you. Beyond the 13th century building lies 14 acres of gardens, springs and arboretum,... more

Apple Court

Apple Court, Hordle Lane, Lymington, Hampshire

Hordle Lane, Hordle, Lymington


Apple Court garden was created with a distinct structure of rooms defined by two axes and enclosed by dense hedges. Sharply defined lawns, raised borders and vertical accents of fastigate yews give each area a unique character - the theatrical white... more

Cothay Manor

Cothay Manor, Greenham, Wellington, Somerset

Greenham, Wellington


The gardens at Cothay Manor are five miles west of Wellington, hidden in the high-banked lanes of Somerset. Virtually unchanged in 500 years, this sleeping beauty sits on the banks of the River Tone within its 12 acres of magical gardens. The gardens... more

Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery

Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery, Annwell Lane, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Derbyshire

Annwell Lane, Smisby, Ashby-De-La-Zouch


Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery: Our beautiful woodland garden was created in 1992 and now covers an area of nine acres. British native trees were first planted to provide shelter and into the wood that this created were planted hundreds of unusual... more

Attadale Gardens

Attadale Gardens, Strathcarron, Highland

Strathcarron


Attadale House was built in 1755 by Donald Matheson. Gardens and woodlands were started in 1890 by Baron Schroder and planted with rhododendrons, azaleas and specimen trees. Since the storms of the 1980s, owners Ewen and Nicky Macpherson have planted... more

Glenwhan Garden and Arboretum

Glenwhan Garden and Arboretum, Glenwhan Gardens, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Glenwhan Gardens, Dunragit, Stranraer


Glenwhan Garden and Arboretum near Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway is a plantswoman’s garden for all seasons. In spring and early summer rhododendrons and azaleas are a riot of colour, by mid-summer come roses, rockroses, primulas and iris, and... more

Stone Lane Gardens Arboretum

Stone Lane Gardens Arboretum, Chagford, Newton Abbot, Devon

Chagford, Newton Abbot


Stone Lane Gardens is a 5 acre arboretum situated in the Dartmoor National Park. It holds an important National Collection of Birch and Alder trees in a landscaped and water setting. Popular sculpture exhibition held in garden during summer.... more

Felley Priory

Felley Priory, Underwood, Nottinghamshire

Underwood


Felley Priory is a garden for all seasons - with its ancient walls, yew hedges and topiary, snowdrops, hellebores, an orchard of daffodils, herbaceous borders and an old-fashioned rose garden with over 90 different varieties of roses and many late... more

RHS Garden Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey

Woking


The Award-winning RHS Garden at Wisley is one of Britain´s best-loved gardens with 240 acres offering a fascinating blend of the beautiful with practical and innovative design and cultivation techniques. The beauty and tranquillity of the garden... more

Godinton House & Gardens

Godinton House & Gardens, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent

Godinton Lane, Ashford


Godinton House and Gardens are set in a beautiful 18th century landscaped park with views across the countryside. The formal gardens include terraced lawns, topiary, formal pond, rose garden and herbaceous borders all surrounded by a vast yew hedge... more

The Gibberd Garden

The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex

Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow


The Gibberd Garden is a highly individual creation of Sir Frederick Gibberd, the master planner of Harlow New Town. It is sited on the side of a small valley, which slopes down to a brook. Occupying some 7 acres, the garden was planned as a series of... more

Mapperton Gardens

Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster, Dorset

Beaminster


Mapperton´s terraced valley gardens surround the delightful Tudor/Jacobean manor house, stable blocks, dovecote and All Saints Church. On the upper levels, a walled croquet lawn, then the orangery, an ornate pavilion overlooking the Italianate formal... more

Bradenham Hall

Bradenham Hall, Bradenham, Thetford, Norfolk

Bradenham, Thetford


Bradenham Hall is an exceptional plant-lover´s garden for all seasons. The house and garden walls are covered with unusual shrubs, climbers and fruit. The flower gardens are formally designed and richly planted within beautiful yew hedges - formal... more

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Bedgebury Road, Cranbrook, Kent

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook


Bedgebury National Pinetum is the sort of natural treasure that England does so well. Open year round (and beautiful in all seasons), this 2000 acre forest - a simply fabulous display of conifers – provides miles and miles of pathways for walking,... more

Miserden Park Gardens

Miserden Park Gardens, Miserden, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Miserden, Stroud


Miserden Park is an attractive garden of Edwardian detail by Lutyens, set upon 17th century bones. Spring flowers, shrubs, fine topiary, bold grass terraces and large herbaceous borders contained within a walled garden. A rose garden, plenty of yew... more

Blenheim Palace & Gardens

Blenheim Palace & Gardens, Woodstock, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Woodstock, Woodstock, Oxford


Blenheim Palace gardens (one of the Winners of the Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year Award 2008)are one of the great 18th century parks landscaped by `Capability´ Brown including the largest lake he ever devised. The Secret... more

Winkworth Arboretum

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey

Hascombe Road, Godalming


It doesn’t matter what time of year you decide to head to Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming, Surrey, you’ll always be rewarded with a fabulous plant display. In spring, fat blossoms dot across the landscape as bluebells, azaleas, rhododendrons and... more

Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

Chard


A magnificent former 12th Century Cistercian monastery, Forde Abbey ranks as one of the top ten gardens in England. Built beside the banks of the River Axe in the rolling Dorset hills, this outstanding stately home is surrounded by 30 acres of world... more

High Beeches Garden

High Beeches Garden, High Beeches Lane, Handcross, West Sussex

High Beeches Lane, Handcross


The family who played a major part in creating these spectacular gardens went on to create other Sussex stunners like Wakehurst and Leonardslee - and High Beeches Garden is right up there with them as a leading UK horticultural hotspot. All year... more

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle, The Estate Office, Bourne, Lincolnshire

The Estate Office, Grimsthorpe, Bourne


Grimsthorpe Castle is a formal Grade I listed historic flower and topiary garden. Leading imperceptibly into the woodland garden, providing a fine setting for the ornamental vegetable garden and orchard, with lots of quiet corners and tranquil... more

Syon Park Gardens

Syon Park Gardens, Brentford, London

Brentford


Syon House with its gardens is the last surviving ducal residence, complete with its country estate, in Greater London. The gardens are renowned for their extensive collection of rare trees and plants. The centrepiece is the spectacular Great... more

Tatton Park

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire

Knutsford


Tatton Park´s gardens are almost a collection of gardens within a garden. Outside the walled garden, the earliest formal areas include the beech maze, first established around 1795. This was designed in `gardenesque´ style by Lewis Wyatt in 1814, and... more

Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens & Country Park

Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens & Country Park, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

Thornhill


Drumlanrig Castle, Gardens & Country Park date back to the time of William Douglas the 1st Duke of Queensbury. Work began on the gardens around 1689 creating a grand formal terrace garden. The garden today has undergone major restoration in recent... more

Scone Palace Gardens

Scone Palace Gardens, Perth, Perth & Kinross

Perth


The lawns and formal gardens at Scone Palace lie generally in the open space between the Palace and the Wild Garden and Pinetum, separated by the ancient Gateway of Scone. The lawns are home to free-roaming peacocks, and the unique Murray Star Maze... more

Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Inverleith Row, Edinburgh


The Royal Botanic Garden, known locally as the `Botanics´, was established way back in 1670 and is Scotland´s premier garden. Tender plants are an important part of the Living Collections and the Glasshouses featuring Britain´s tallest Palm House, is... more

Milton Lodge

Milton Lodge, Old Bristol Road, Wells, Somerset

Old Bristol Road, Wells


Milton Lodge has charming Grade II listed gardens with south facing terraces overlooking Wells Cathedral and the Vale of Avalon with mixed borders, roses, yew hedges, fine trees and a separate 7 acre arboretum. Originally laid out in the early 1900s... more

Shugborough Estate

Shugborough Estate, Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire

Milford, Stafford


Shugborough Hall, an important 18th century riverside garden, houses temples, ruins and memorials set amongst trees and winding shrubberies. Includes the first Chinese-style tea-house in Britain. Between the house and the river are terraces and a... more

Abbeywood Gardens

Abbeywood Gardens, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire

Chester Road, Delamere, Northwich


Sitting in the heart of the Delamere countryside in rural Cheshire, Abbeywood Gardens are part of a 45-acre family estate. Whether you fancy a woodland stroll with the dog or want to inspect the beauty of the informal and formal gardens, this... more

Melbourne Hall Gardens

Melbourne Hall Gardens, Melbourne Hall, Melbourne, Derbyshire

Melbourne Hall, Church Square, Melbourne


Melbourne Hall gardens were planned by Rt Hon Thomas Coke in the early 18th century. The colourful and tranquil gardens are designed with paths intersected by streams that flow through the grounds. Rare shrubs and historic statuary compliment this... more

John Paul's Glorious Gardens

John Paul's Glorious Gardens, 7 Bridge Street, Kelso, Scottish Borders

7 Bridge Street, Kelso


amazing location, beautiful part of the world... more

Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum

Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum, Howick Estate Office, Alnwick, Northumberland

Howick Estate Office, Alnwick


Howick Hall Gardens - home of Earl Grey tea - has extensive grounds with ´Snowdrop Walks´ in February, a spectacular display of daffodils in late March to May, and the woodland garden where camelias, magnolias and rhododendrons flourish from late... more

RHS Garden Rosemoor

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon

Great Torrington


Set in the verdant Torridge Valley in Devon, RHS Garden Rosemoor is an award-winning garden with glorious displays for every season, meaning people return time and again for ideas, inspiration or simply to enjoy a marvellous day out. From Lady Anne´s... more

The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire

Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey


Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is one of the most important modern plant collections in the world. Established in 1953 by the distinguished plantsman Sir Harold Hillier, the magnificent collection of over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the... more

Hoveton Hall Gardens

Hoveton Hall Gardens, Hoveton Hall Estate, Norwich, Norfolk

Hoveton Hall Estate, Hoveton, Norwich


Regency classic Hoveton Hall, designed by Repton, sits amid 120 acres of gardens and parkland and a further 450 acres of arable land in Hoveton, Norwich. The estate is family-owned and run and there’s a wonderful friendly atmosphere about the place.... more

Harewood House Gardens

Harewood House Gardens, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Harewood, Leeds


The garden landscape at Harewood House was determined by the designer Capability Brown in the mid 1700s when the foundations for the Palladian Country House were being laid out. The restored Victorian parterre and flower borders have panormaic views... more

Monteviot House Gardens

Monteviot House Gardens, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Jedburgh


With planting interest from April to October, Monteviot House Gardens in the border town of Jedburgh in Scotland always delights. The estate sits on the banks of the River Teviot and Lord Lothian and his ancestors, who have lived here over the last... more

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