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Arboretum Gardens in the UK

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

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

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

Trentham

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

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

Nymans

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

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

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

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

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

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

Westonbirt, The National Aboretum

Westonbirt, The National Aboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Westonbirt, Tetbury


Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is one of the most magical and important tree gardens in the world. Set in 240 hectares (600 acres) of historic landscape are over 16,000 trees and shrubs - some of the oldest, rarest and largest in the UK - and 17... 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

Gresgarth Hall

Gresgarth Hall, Caton, Lancashire

Caton


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chatsworth Garden

Chatsworth Garden, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Bakewell


Chatsworth with its 105 acre garden is a magical landscape, beautiful in all seasons. It has evolved over more than 450 years, and continues to change today. There are five miles of walks with rare trees, shrubs, formal hedges, temples, sculptures... 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

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

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

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 along the... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale, North Yorkshire

Bedale


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

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

Hergest Croft Gardens

Hergest Croft Gardens, Ridgebourne Road, Kington, Herefordshire

Ridgebourne Road, Kington


Hergest Croft Gardens have been created over 110 years by 4 generations of the Bank´s family. There are hidden valleys, open parkland, woodland glades, informal sunny lawns, glorious flower gardens, shrubberies and borders providing striking autumn... 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

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

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

Penshurst Place Gardens

Penshurst Place Gardens, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent

Penshurst, Tonbridge


Experience the beauty and tranquillity of Penshurst Place´s enchanting formal garden, a rare surviving example of Elizabethan garden design. It is also one of the oldest gardens in private ownership with records dating back to 1346. Over a mile 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

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