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Stephens House & Gardens

Avenue House Services LTD, 17 East End Road, Finchley

Stephens House & Gardens, Avenue House Services LTD

Stephens House is a hidden gem in the heart of Finchley, North London, with excellent transport links to the rest of the city and beyond. This unique historic house stands in stunning landscaped gardens once owned by the Bishop of London . ... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Goodnestone Park Gardens

Wingham, Canterbury

Goodnestone Park Gardens, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent

Hidden down rural pathways between Sandwich and Canterbury in leafy Kent are Goodnestone Park Gardens. Dripping in acclaim and awards, these gardens have developed over the centuries as the Fitzwalter family, who live in Goodnestone Park, have... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Picton Castle

The Rhos, Haverfordwest

Picton Castle, The Rhos, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire


Discover Picton Castle Stroll beneath the woodland gardens at Picton Castle and find some of the tallest and oldest trees in west Wales along with an abundance of wild flowers and beautiful woodland shrubs from all corners of the... more

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West Dean Gardens

West Dean, Chichester

West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex

West Dean Gardens is one of the greatest gardens open to the public in England. Creatively inspired by its rich heritage and South Downs setting, the gardens include a Walled Kitchen Garden, Sunken Garden (winner of the Sussex Heritage Trust's... more

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Cotehele

St Dominick, Saltash

Cotehele, St Dominick, Saltash, Cornwall


Explore the Stunning Gardens of Cothele, Cornwall Cotehele is a 19 acre large mature garden in two separate parts. The upper gardens surrounding the 16th century house contain a daffodil meadow, a formally planted terraced garden... more

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Dawyck Botanic Garden

Stobo, Peebles

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, Peebles, Scottish Borders


Explore the beauty of Dawyck Botanic Garden 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... more

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Bodnant Garden

Tal-y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay

Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay, Conwy


Explore Bodnant Gardens, Conwy, Wales There’s something so uniquely tranquil about wandering around the 80 acres of grounds at Bodnant Gardens in the truly lovely Conwy Valley in Wales. Think sweeping formal lawns and borders,... more

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Dunster Castle

Dunster, Minehead

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset


Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Dunster Castle has a hilltop garden, lawn and interesting rare shrub borders. Below there are formal woodland terraces and along the river, opulent sub-tropical plantings of... more

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Nostell Priory & Parkland

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield

Nostell Priory & Parkland, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire


Explore the Nostell Priory and Parkland ans discover the gardens exciting history Nostell Priory is surrounded by a generous landscape park and gardens, with good trees. The park leads down to a lake where there are attractive... more

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Trebah Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth

Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall

Trebah Garden is a 25 acre sub-tropical ravine garden, falling 200 feet from the 18th century house to a private beach on the Helford River. A stream cascades over waterfalls through ponds full of Koi Carp, and exotic water plants wind through... more

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Cascades Gardens

Clatterway, Bonsall, Matlock

Cascades Gardens, Clatterway, Matlock, Derbyshire

Cascades Gardens is a beautiful and fascinating 4 acre public garden set in the historic village of Bonsall, near Matlock, Derbyshire. The garden which has been developed over the last 20 years is set on many levels with a new garden room around each... more

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Muncaster Gardens

Ravenglass

Muncaster Gardens, Ravenglass, Cumbria


Discover the fascinating History of Muncaster Castle, Cumbria Muncaster Castle and gardens described by John Ruskin as the `Gateway to Paradise´with over 70 acres of glorious gardens set around the castle, featuring plants and... more

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Marwood Hill Gardens

Marwood, Barnstaple

Marwood Hill Gardens, Marwood, Barnstaple, Devon

Take a visit to this very special private garden tucked secretly away in a Devon valley. Covering some 20 acres, with three beautiful lakes, this tranquil garden will provide a day of both inspiration and relaxation for the whole family. Featured... more

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Benmore Botanic Garden, Dunoon, Argyll & Bute


Explore the Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll, Scotland 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... more

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Trentham

Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent

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

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

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Claremont Landscape Garden

Portsmouth Road, Esher

Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey


Explore the serene Claremont Landscape Garden Claremont Landscape Garden's creation and development involved some of the great names in garden history. The first garden was begun in 1715 and later that century their delights were... more

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Eltham Palace & Gardens

Court Yard, Eltham

Eltham Palace & Gardens, Court Yard, Eltham, London


Discover the glamour of the 1930's at Eltham Palace Eltham Palace is one of London's most intriguing hidden gems, it embodies an eccentric mix of Art Deco design and a medieval royal palace. First recorded in the Domesday book,... more

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The Bressingham Gardens

Bressingham, Diss

The Bressingham Gardens, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk

With 17 acres beautifully planted and laid out, Bressinghan Gardens in Diss, Norfolk, provides plenty of tranquil space to wander around and consider the meaning of life. There are more than 8000 species and cultivars of perennials, grasses, shrubs,... more

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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens, Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire


Explore the beautiful Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens has stunning parkland walks, colourful Edwardian borders, a Victorian walled garden, a pretty labyrinth and some great family... more

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Somerleyton Estate Office

Manor Barn, Herringfleet Road

Somerleyton Estate Office, Manor Barn

An early Victorian stately home, built on the site of a Jacobean Mansion. The hall features fine furnishings, paintings, ornate stonework, carved wood panelling and fine state room. The gardens are renowned for their splendid specimen trees, and... more

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Newstead Abbey Park & Gardens, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire

The gardens and parkland at Newstead Abbey, once the home of the Poet Lord Byron, cover more than 300 acres with paths that meander past lakes, ponds and waterfalls. The gardens have something to offer in all seasons, with spectacular displays of... more

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Inveresk Lodge Garden

24 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh

Inveresk Lodge Garden, 24 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh, East Lothian


Explore the Beauty of Nature at Inveresk Lodge Inveresk Lodge, a hillside garden with stone walls and many unusual plants alongside carefully cultivated herbaceous borders, shrubs and old roses. The Edwardian conservatory and aviary... more

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Cawdor Castle and Gardens

Cawdor Castle, Nairn

Cawdor Castle and Gardens, Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Highland

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

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Overbeck's

Sharpitor, Salcombe

Overbeck's, Sharpitor, Salcombe, Devon


Explore the exotic paradise of Overbeck's Garden Exotic Overbecks Garden has dramatic coastal gardens with glorious views over Salcombe estuary. The warm microclimate encourages rare and tender plants producing a garden of hot... more

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Barrington Court

Barrington, Ilminster

Barrington Court, Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset


Explore the stunning Barrington Court Gardens Created by influential horticulturalist, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll, Barrington Court Gardens near Ilminster in Somerset is a beauty to behold, whatever the weather. Jekyll... more

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Arduaine Garden

Arduaine, Oban

Arduaine Garden, Arduaine, Oban, Argyll & Bute


Explore the stunning Arduaine Garden Breathe in the fresh air and take a scenic stroll through Arduaine Garden, a wonderful garden tucked in the west coast of Scotland that benefits from the warming effect of the Gulf Stream... more

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Logie House Gardens

Logie Steading, Forres

Logie House Gardens, Logie Steading, Forres, Moray

There is evidence on old maps that there has been a garden at Logie House since the eighteenth century. In the last hundred years it changed from being ornamental and semi-productive in the early nineteen hundreds, to increased production in the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (Any age welcome - but not rampaging through the plants!)

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

Brodick, Isle of Arran

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire


Explore a Beautiful Scottish Garden The restoration of this garden at Brodick Castle began in the early 1900s and included planting of unusual species collected by great plant hunters like George Forrest. They include plants from... more

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Auckland Castle Park and Gardens

The Auckland Castle Trust, Market Place, Bishop Auckland

Auckland Castle Park and Gardens, The Auckland Castle Trust, Bishop Auckland, Durham

Auckland Castle was built as one of the primary castles and hunting lodges of the Prince Bishop of Durham. From the 1600s onwards the Prince Bishops used their increasing wealth to create a country retreat that reflected their semi-royal position,... more

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Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery

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

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

Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery: the 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

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Lanhydrock

Bodmin

Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall


Explore beautiful Victorian Gardens at Lanhydrock Lanhydrock garden overlooks the valley of the River Fowey. Set on a hillside facing north-east above the house and park with bold, formal, Victorian lawns, lines of topiary yews,... more

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Scotney Castle

Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells

Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Explore the beautifully cultivated gardens at Scotney Castle Scotney Castle Garden is a fine hillside garden looking out over the Kent countryside and down to a ruined 14th century castle nestled beside the moat. Designed in the... more

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Knebworth House Gardens

Knebworth, Knebworth

Knebworth House Gardens, Knebworth, Knebworth, Hertfordshire

At Knebworth House, the present 28-acre garden dates largely from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, with more recent and continuing restoration and additions. Sir Edwin Lutyens re-designed the formal gardens immediate to the House. Each of the... more

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Hanbury Hall & Gardens

School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa

Hanbury Hall & Gardens, School Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire


Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era Hanbury Hall is a restored formal 18th century garden with fruit trees, wilderness and sunken geometric parterre of clipped box. Architectural features, also restored,... more

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Fyvie Castle

Fyvie, Turriff

Fyvie Castle, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire


Explore the Stunning Grounds at Fyvie Castle Fyvie Castle was once a royal stronghold, one of a chain of fortresses throughout medieval Scotland. The five towers are traditionally associated with the five successive families that... more

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Tresco Abbey

Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Tresco Abbey, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Tresco Abbey Gardens defies all the preconceptions regarding what can and cannot be grown in rain-soaked, frost-cursed Britain. A perennial Kew without the glass hosting 20,000 plants. The garden is home to species from 80 countries ranging from... more

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Kilver Court Gardens

Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet

Kilver Court Gardens, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Owned by Mulberry founder and English designer Roger Saul, Kilver Court Gardens and Garden Nursery are housed within the grounds of a regenerated textile mill in the heart of Somerset, which is home to the Kilver Court Designer Village and... more

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Calke Abbey

Ticknell, Derby

Calke Abbey, Ticknell, Derby, Derbyshire


Explore the house that time forgot and it's hauntingly beautiful gardens There’s something compelling about the faded grandeur of Calke Abbey in Ticknall, Derbyshire, its neglected paintwork and overgrown courtyard telling the... more

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Threave Estate

Castle Douglas

Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway


Explore one of the Finest Gardens in Scotland Threave´s spectacular gardens have been created over the years by students of the National Trust For Scotlands´s School of Practical Gardening. The gardens are constantly evolving to... more

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Leith Hall, Garden & Estate, Huntly, Aberdeenshire


Explore the Stunning Gardens of Leith Hall Leith Hall gardens have year round interest including flowering trees and shrubs, roses, fruit, vegetables and ornamental grasses. In summer the zigzag herbaceous border and serpentine... more

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Michelham Priory House & Gardens

Upper Dicker, Hailsham

Michelham Priory House & Gardens, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex


Explore the gardens of Michelham Priory A turn around the gardens at Michelham Priory is a further education in the history of this beautiful site, such is the care that has been taken to ensure many plantings are authentic and true... more

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Hodsock Priory

Blyth, Worksop

Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Hodsock Priory and its garden are in the centre of the 800 acre Hodsock Estate which has been owned by the Buchanan family since 1765. The Snowdrop Gardens are open each year with a half-mile walk in the woods with carpets of snowdrops along with... more

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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon, Aylesbury

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire


Discover the Beautiful Waddesdon Manor and gardens Waddesdon Manor and gardens were bequeathed to the National Trust by the Rothschilds in 1957. The garden today is essentially the one laid out by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and... more

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Greenway

Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham

Greenway, Greenway Road, Brixham, Devon


Unravel the mystery of Greenwood Greenway is a secret woodland garden, situated on the banks of the River Dart. The beautiful house was once the holiday home to the world renowned murder mystery author Agatha Christie. The garden... more

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Myddelton House Gardens

Bulls Cross, Enfield

Myddelton House Gardens, Bulls Cross, Enfield, London


Discover Myddelton House Gardens The former family seat of the Parker-Bowles family, Mydellton House Gardens is a celebration of the self-taught horticulturalist. Created by the Edward Augustus “Gussie' Bowles back in back in the... more

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Nymans

Handcross, Haywards Heath

Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex


Retreat to the tranquil gardens at Nymans 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... more

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses

Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses, Westbourne Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

This ‘oasis of delight’ features over 7000 plants shrubs and trees including rare specimens, set in beautiful landscaped gardens. These include Rose Garden, Alpine Yard, Woodland and Rhododendron Walks, Rock Pool and Diamond Jubilee Cascade and Lawn... more

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Kiftsgate Court

Chipping Campden

Kiftsgate Court, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Kiftsgate Court Gardens is a series of interconnecting gardens each with its distinct character and secrets. The gardens are a plantsman´s delight with species from all over the world. A glorious garden of roses, perennials and much more, around a... more

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Sizergh

Kendal

Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria


Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle Sizergh Castle´s garden has two lakes and a superb rock garden. All this is set in a 1600 acre estate crossed by public footpaths, providing short walks from the castle to dramatic viewpoints... more

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The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Llanarthne, Carmarthen

The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

Created within 568 acres of beautiful parkland, The National Botanic Garden of Wales is home to a unique collection of over 100,000 different plants and the largest single-span Glasshouse in the world, designed by Lord Foster, which houses an... more

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