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Arboretum Gardens in the UK

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

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

Gresgarth Hall

Gresgarth Hall, Caton, Lancashire


Since moving to Gresgarth Hall in 1978 with her family, world-renowned landscape designer and plantswoman Arabella Lennox-Boyd has created one of the most exciting gardens in England, beautifully marrying the best of Italian style and British... more

Cholmondeley Castle Garden

Cholmondeley Castle Garden, Malpas, Cheshire


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

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


Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Handcross, Haywards Heath

Nymans beautiful extensive gardens developed throughout the 20th century by the Messel family, reflect the character of the founder and creativity of the plant hunters who explored worldwide. Indulge the senses with a spring visit to enjoy the... 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

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


Trentham, Stone Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent

Trentham gardens, relandscaped in 1759 by Capability Brown with the Italian Flower Gardens laid out by Charles Barry in 1833. The Italian Flower Gardens have recently been restored by well known designers Piet Oudolf, Tom Stuart-Smith and Michael... 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, enjoy the fabulous display of one of the worlds most complete collections of conifers with a network of pathways for... more

Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore Botanic Garden, Dunoon, Argyll & Bute


Benmore Botanic Garden is in the wonderful woodland setting of the Eachaig Valley, a garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. Boasting a world-famous collection of magnificent conifers, flowering trees and shrubs, its 150 acres... 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

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

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

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale, North Yorkshire


Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Woodland Garden & Falconry Centre, the arboretum has 85 acres of woodland walks. It is one of the largest and rarest collections of trees and shrubs in the north of England and holds five National Collections - Ash, Lime,... more

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens, Wells, Somerset


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

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, East Budleigh, Exeter, Devon

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter

When the sun shines on Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, tucked away in East Devon at Budleigh Salterton, it’s a glorious place to be. Acres of lush green lawns, glorious fountains and a rainbow of flowers set the scene, the backdrop to the beautiful... more

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill, Quy Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge

Thousands of people flock to Anglesey Abbey, Garden and Lode Mill each January to March to witness the wonderful Snowdrop Festival that takes place annually in the Winter Garden and on the Woodland Walk. But there is plenty more to see here through... more

Syon Park Gardens

Syon Park Gardens, Brentford, London


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

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

Elton Hall Gardens

Elton Hall Gardens, Elton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Elton, Peterborough

Since Medieval times, there have been buildings on the site of Elton Hall. The present gardens date from the Victorian and Edwardian era. During the last twenty years the gardens have been carefully restored and now include a flower garden,... 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

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

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

RHS Garden Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey


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

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

Knoll Gardens

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne, Dorset

Hampreston, Wimborne

Recently featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, Knoll Gardens is a nationally recognised naturalistic garden and nursery, specialising in ornamental grasses. Originally a private botanic garden featuring Australasian plants, rare and unusual trees and... 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

Tatton Park

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire


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

The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

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

Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is home to 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... 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

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

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

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

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate

The RHS Garden at Harlow Carr is a beautiful informal Yorkshire garden which delights and inspires the whole family! Wander through tranquil surroundings and find inspiration in the innovative and dramatic Main Borders. Stroll along the Stream side... 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

Felley Priory

Felley Priory, Underwood, Nottinghamshire


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

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

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

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

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

Scone Palace Gardens

Scone Palace Gardens, Perth, Perth & Kinross


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

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


Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria


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

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

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

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