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Spetchley Park Gardens

Spetchley Park, Worcester

Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley Park, Worcester, Worcestershire

Spetchley is a garden for all tastes, this lovely 30 acre Victorian paradise boasts an enviable collection of plant treasures from every corner of the globe including one of the finest and biggest private collections of peonies. It is a garden of... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

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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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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Broughton House & Garden

High Street, Kirkcudbright

Broughton House & Garden, High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway


Explore the Stunning Gardens of Broughton House Broughton House and its gardens is a curious but appealing mix of Japanese and Scottish styles, set out in the early 1900s by artist E.A. Hornel. The sunken courtyard with its... more

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Bateman's

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham

Bateman's, Bateman's Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex


Discover the World of Ruyard Kipling The Jacobean home of Rudyard Kipling, beautiful Bateman’s sits in glorious Downs countryside, surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald. Its 17th century origins are very clearly... 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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Levens Hall

Kendal

Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

Levens Hall is one of England´s glories, a 17th century formal garden with a magnificent topiary. Depending on the time of your visit, you will find colourful, vivid spring or summer bedding, planted annually with 15000 plants, making it one of the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (Play Area & WIllow Labyrinth in Gardens. Quiz Sheet.)

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington, York

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, North Yorkshire

Play giant chess, ramble around a beautiful period manor house and spend afternoons sitting by the banks of the River Rye – Nunnington Hall is made for lazy, languid days when you can forget clock-watching. The garden is a restful sanctuary for the... more

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Kelmarsh Hall

Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Kelmarsh Hall is a romantic mid-20th century garden now largely restored. The grass terrace below the garden front of the Hall, with its rows of pleached limes on either side, together with the tapis vert, a wild flower meadow beyond, flanked by... more

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Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth, Doncaster

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Brodsworth Hall, once an opulent Victorian Hall, offers a fascinating insight into the changing fortunes of a previously wealthy family, with many of the original fixtures and fittings still in place. Crimson silk, chandeliers and vast gilt-framed... more

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Baddesley Clinton

Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire


Explore the secret world of Baddlesley Clinton House and Garden The home of the Ferrers family for some 500 years, the house and interiors of Baddesley Clinton reflect its Elizabethan heyday when it was a haven for persecuted... more

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Westonbury Mill Water Gardens

Pembridge, Leominster

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire

The garden is laid out around a tangle of streams and ponds and has a huge collection of moisture loving plants growing with lush abundance. Every corner brings surprises and new interest. You can climb the spiral walk of the giant mound walk through... 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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Erddig

Wrexham

Erddig, Wrexham, Wrexham


Explore the stunning gardens at Erddig Erddig, remarkable for its delightful 18th century `Dutch´ garden with canal, formal allees, pleached limes, and beautifully trained fruit trees. Later Victorian additions include a flower... 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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The Gibberd Garden

Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow

The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex

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

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Castle Hill Gardens

Castle Hill, Filleigh, Barnstaple

Castle Hill Gardens, Castle Hill, Barnstaple, Devon

Created back in 1730, Castle Hill Gardens bears all the hallmarks of a country house estate lavished with attention, love and care. Visitors travel to this North Devon haven to stroll around the woodland garden (a gorgeous patchwork of reds and golds... more

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Belton House

Grantham

Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Often referred to as the perfect country house, Belton House in Lincolnshire provides plenty to keep stately home lovers happy for the day. Wander the truly lovely deer park and gorgeous gardens whatever the weather (wintry walks and summer strolls... more

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West Wycombe Park, Village & Hill, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

West Wycombe Park and gardens were created by Sir Frances Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society in the mid-18th century. New fieldwork has produced evidence of a number of important earlier phases of activity, most notably an Iron Age hillfort... more

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Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

The formal Athelhampton Gardens originally designed in 1891 is a series of calm, sophisticated spaces, including the great court with its giant pyramids, a circular pleached lime grove and simple plantings of roses, clematis and tulips. Water forms a... more

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Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire


Explore the Stunning Grounds of Crathes Castle Crathes Castle´s walled garden is really eight gardens, ranging from the formal to the modern. The massive yew hedges were planted as early as 1702, while the Golden Garden was... more

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Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk

Set in the heart of the Wensum Valley and voted Norfolk's Best Large Attraction 2014 & 2015*, Pensthorpe Natural Park has something to offer all those who love nature, wildlife, stunning gardens and the great outdoors. With four spectacular... more

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Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Wollaton Hall stands on a natural hill 2 miles west of Nottingham City Centre. Located within 500 acres of historic deer park, with a rich diversity of habitats and species. See herds of red and fallow deer roaming wild, stroll around the historic... more

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Harewood House Gardens

Harewood, Leeds

Harewood House Gardens, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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

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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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Tyntesfield

Wraxall, Bristol

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol

Tyntesfield, the original garden is thought to have been laid out in the 1840´s. Currently there is a huge restoration project underway to bring this impressive estate back to its former glory. The garden is Grade II* listed and is one of the top 500... more

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Ascott

Wing, Leighton Buzzard

Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire

Once part of the Rothschilds’ vast Ascott Estate and now run by the National Trust, Ascott Gardens, on the borders of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, are vast, sweeping classic English grounds with all manner of formal and natural plantings. The... more

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Waltham Abbey Gardens

Abbey View, Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey Gardens, Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex

Waltham Abbey Gardens is an award-winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the Abbey, the last to be dissolved by Henry VIII and thought to be the site of King Harold’s grave. The remains of some of the Abbey buildings can still be... more

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Hughenden

High Wycombe

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Hughenden Manor garden is re-created from the colourful 1860s designs of Benjamin Disraeli´s wife, Mary Anne, used as his private retreat from the rigours of parliamentary life in London. The lawns and terraces have been planted once more with loud,... more

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Sandringham House

Sandringham, King's Lynn

Sandringham House, Sandringham, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Sandringham House is perhaps the finest of all the Royal gardens. Each generation of the Royal Family has added something of their own times and tastes. Wander along the peaceful woodland walks or see the dramatic carrstone rockeries. The formal... more

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Branklyn Garden

Dundee Road, Perth

Branklyn Garden, Dundee Road, Perth, Perth & Kinross


Visit one of Scotland's most Beautiful Gardens This attractive Branklyn 2 acre garden, a haven of peace within walking distance of Perth, was developed in the early 1900s by John and Dorothy Renton with the help of seed collections... more

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Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth

Glendurgan Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall


Explore the Exotic, peaceful tranquillity of Glendurgan Garden Glendurgan is a valley garden of great beauty created in the 1820s and developed over many years by the Fox family. Running down to the tiny village of Durgan and its... more

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Hidcote

Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden

Hidcote, Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Twisting lanes of the Cotswold countryside lead to Hidcote Manor Garden, one of the most inventive and influential gardens of the 20th century. Its structure of outdoor `rooms´, linked by vistas and furnished with all sorts of topiary, recalls both... more

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Snowshill Manor & Garden

Snowshill, Broadway

Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill, Broadway, Gloucestershire

A Cotswold home packed with unusual treasures collected by one Charles Wade, Snowshill Manor and Garden near Broadway in Gloucestershire is a brilliant day out. The house itself is a wonderland of interesting items (Samurai armour? Check. Fine clock... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (NB Lots of steps, gravelled paths and steep slopes)

Crarae Garden

Inveraray

Crarae Garden, Inveraray, Argyll & Bute


Discover the Stunning Crarae Garden Crarae Gardens stands amongst the exotic trees and shrubs, listening to the tumbling waterfalls of the burn, one could almost imagine one is in the Himalayas, rather than Argyll. The informal... more

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Dudmaston Estate

Quatt, Bridgnorth

Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire


Explore the exquisite Dudmaston Gardens Dudmaston is a delightful late 18th, early 19th century 8 acre garden, which is a mass of colour in spring with rhododendrons, azaleas viburnums and daffodils. Recently replanted herbaceous... more

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Montacute House

Montacute, Yeovil

Montacute House, Montacute, Yeovil, Somerset

Montacute House and gardens is a simple, elegant, Elizabethan garden comprised largely of green spaces, of lawns and processions of clipped yews. Most memorable is the formal sunken lawn beside the house, fringed with borders of rich pinks and... more

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Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nursery

Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nursery, Stewart Lane, York, North Yorkshire

Stillingfleet Lodge Garden is a privately owned family garden set in the grounds of an 18th century farmhouse. There is a wild flower walk that leads to a natural pond, long herbaceous borders and colour themed plantings around the house. Modern rill... more

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, Essex


Explore 360 acres of Incredible Gardens at RHS Garden Hyde Hall RHS Garden Hyde Hall boasts an eclectic range of inspirational horticultural styles from traditional to modern, providing interest and colour, whatever the weather or... more

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Trerice

Kestle Mill, Newquay

Trerice, Kestle Mill, Newquay, Cornwall


Explore the stunning gardens of Trerice The beautiful Elizabethan manor house, Trerice is home to a small but stunning formal garden . It's collection holds some unusual, rare plants, climbers, perennials and an orchard with old... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Veddw House Garden

Veddw House, The Fedw, Devauden

Veddw House Garden, Veddw House, Devauden, Monmouthshire

Veddw is a private garden open to the public and therefore non-institutional and idiosyncratic. It is owned by Anne Wareham, and Charles Hawes.(Anne is the author of 'The Bad Tempered Gardener', Charles the photographer, see... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Antony

Torpoint

Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall


Discover Wonderland at Antony The fabulous 18th century Pentewan stone mansion and parkland that is Antony in Torpoint, Cornwall, may be familiar to anyone who has seen Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland – the move was set in this... more

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Parham Gardens

Parham Park, Storrington, Pulborough

Parham Gardens, Parham Park, Pulborough, West Sussex

There are two gardens at Parham - the 18th century Pleasure Grounds, 7 acres of rolling lawns leading gently down to the brick and turf maze and lake, specimen trees, with fine vistas to the South Downs - and the magnificent 4 acre walled garden with... more

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The Castle & Gardens of Mey, Mey, Thurso, Highland

The Queen Mother fell in love with the Castle and Gardens of Mey on the north coast of Caithness in Scotland when she saw it for the first time in 1952 - and little wonder. This enchanting edifice and crumbling garden had a magic about them that... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (Children under 5 Free)

Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens

Holmbush, St Austell

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

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Summer Lane, Exbury, Southampton

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway, Summer Lane, Southampton, Hampshire

The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquility in summer... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Brodie Castle

Forres

Brodie Castle, Forres, Moray



Explore Brodie Castle's stunning Grounds A visit to Brodie Castle's stunning grounds is a must for any garden lovers. In spring, the grounds are carpeted with a unique and famous collection of daffodils, many cultivated at the turn... 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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Walmer Castle & Gardens

Kingsdown Road, Walmer, Deal

Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent


Explore the wonders of Walmer Castle Gardens The Walmer Castle Gardens hold much horticultural and historical interest. The moat that once surrounded the fort has been grassed over since the 19th century and now hosts a wide... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Helmingham Hall Gardens

Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, Stowmarket

Helmingham Hall Gardens, Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Helmingham Hall Gardens, the ancestoral home of the Tollemache family for the past 500 years, who enjoy sharing their passion for the beautiful gardens. Surrounded by the impressive Tudor moated Hall set in a 400 year old ancient deer park.... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

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