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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!)

Saltram

Plympton, Plymouth

Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon


Explore Saltram House and Gardens Saltram was originally an 18th century landscape garden, featuring a fine orangery still used to produce a good collection of citrus fruit, and other buildings of the 1770s. Developments in the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Clumber Park

Worksop

Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire


Explore the stunning Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Once the playground of the Pelham Clintons, the Dukes of Newcastle, Clumber Park near Worksop is now a stunning 3,800 acre expanse of heathland, woods and farmland including a vast... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

The Auckland Project

The Auckland Castle Trust, Market Place, Bishop Auckland

The Auckland Project, 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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Longleat Gardens

Warminster

Longleat Gardens, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat Gardens are perhaps best known as the site of the first safari park outside Africa, created in 1966. Since then, the self-confessed eccentric owner The Marquess of Bath has made the grounds to the glorious country home that was created in... more

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Houghton Hall Walled Garden

Houghton, King's Lynn

Houghton Hall Walled Garden, Houghton, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Houghton Hall’s glorious walled garden makes for a classic British day out. Wander through the rambling parkland that surrounds the hall, planted at the start of the 18th century and dotted with ancient oaks and sweet chestnut trees. Some 600 white... more

  • Children of all ages welcome
Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd


Explore the beautiful grounds of Penrhyn Castle Penrhyn Castle is a stunning 19th century neo-Norman castle, built for the wealthy Pennant family. Simple parkland surrounds this monumental Penrhyn Castle and garden. Behind it is a... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

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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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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Ham House & Garden

Ham Street, Ham, Richmond

Ham House & Garden, Ham Street, Richmond, London


Explore the Beautiful Gardens of Ham House Ham House garden is significant as one of the few formal gardens to survive the 18th century English Landscape Movement. 17th century formality predominates in this comprehensively... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Blickling Estate

Blickling, Aylsham, Norwich

Blickling Estate, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk


Discover a fantastic day out at Blickling Estate A short drive from the sandy beaches of Norfolk, the Blickling estate has long been one of the county’s top attractions. Once the home of the Boleyn family, the estate stretches... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate

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

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Coleton Fishacre

Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth

Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Dartmouth, Devon


Explore the enchanting Coleton Fishacre Garden Coleton Fishacre Garden is delightful, with its formal terraces. A cultured oasis on the beautiful south Devon coast, with the stream gurgling from pool to pool through generous... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Sheffield Park & Garden

Sheffield Park, Uckfield

Sheffield Park & Garden, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex


Explore fantastic displays at Sheffield Park Sheffield Park´s magnificent, informal landscape garden was laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th century by its owner... more

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Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire


Visit the Stunning Culzean Castle and Country Park Set on a wonderful dramatic cliff top and a fine advert for Robert Adam architecture, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. This... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

The Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park

Windsor Great Park, via Wick Road, Englefield Green

The Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park, Windsor Great Park, Englefield Green, Surrey

The Valley Gardens, part of The Royal Landscape, is a woodland garden on a grand scale, set beneath majestic trees with delightful views to Virginia Water lake. Over 200 acres of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and many other flowering trees and... more

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Belvoir Castle Gardens

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle Gardens, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire


Discover Belvoir Castle and Castle The gardens have undergone several changes over the centuries, the latest being a two year programme that saw the Duchess and team bring the lost plants of Capability Brown to fruition. There are... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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.)

Achamore Gardens

Isle of Gigha

Achamore Gardens, Isle of Gigha, Argyll & Bute

Situated on the stunning, tranquil community-owned Isle of Gigha, one of the Hebridean Islands, sit 54 acres of wonderful sub-tropical plants – the Achamore Gardens. With the warming influence of the North Atlantic Drift providing an atmosphere in... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

Strawberry Valley, Dartmouth

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens, Strawberry Valley, Dartmouth, Devon

Three miles from Dartmouth, deep in the South Devon countryside, sits Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens. Back in 1989, the owners began to create a garden in a sheltered valley called Strawberry Valley and from those humble beginnings you will now find 42... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone, Brighstone

Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, Brighstone, Isle of Wight


Explore the Mottistone Manor garden Mottistone Manor garden, which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the island. Set in a sheltered valley with views to the sea, the gardens with... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (Flowerpot trail & family discovery packs available)

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome
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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Wimpole Estate

Arrington, Royston

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire


Explore the beautiful Wimpole Estate Wimpole Hall has a twenty-acre garden with a 350-acre park beyond. The garden has undergone several phases of landscape and garden design since the 17th century. The park has been landscaped by... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Mount Ephraim Gardens

Staplestreet, Hernhill, Faversham

Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staplestreet, Faversham, Kent

Located in the heart of the Kent countryside lies Mount Ephraim, a beautiful family-owned estate with 10 acres of traditional gardens. Our topiary garden, rock and water garden, arboretum and rose garden combine to create a charming experience – a... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (There is a large lake and rock pools to be aware of.)

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook

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

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

The Beth Chatto Gardens

Clacton Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester

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The Beth Chatto Gardens are an example of what you can achieve if you begin with a challenging landscape. These 7.5 acres of beautiful gardens are located 10 minutes' drive from Colchester and are open all year round. Beth herself is an author,... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (We welcome children of all ages and run special education days for them during the holidays. Please be aware that there are a number of ponds in the Gardens and all children must be accompanied by adults.)

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Leighton Hall

Carnforth

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire

Award winning, Leighton Hall is the lived-in house of the famous furniture making Gillow dynasty, nestling in a bowl of parkland against a spectacular backdrop of the Lakeland Fells. The estate stretches over 1,550 acres and is well worth exploring.... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Holker Hall & Gardens

Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands

Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Situated between the South Lakeland hills and Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall and Gardens combine the beauty of nature with the richness of heritage. They are highly acclaimed and offer a richness and varity peculiar to the special micro-climate of the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Hatchlands Park

East Clandon, Guildford

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey


Explore the stunning House and surrounding countryside at Hatchlands Park The graceful Georgian mansion at Hatchlands Park sits languidly alongside an equally elegant garden, landscaped by Humphry Repton, part of one of the largest... more

  • Children of all ages welcome
Plas Newydd Country House & Gardens, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon)


Explore the beautiful gardens of Plas Newydd Plas Newydd garden has both formal and informal styles. With magnificent views of the Snowdonia Peaks. The open-plan garden containing shrubs planted in the lawns to the more formal... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Syon Park Gardens

Syon Park, Brentford

Syon Park Gardens, Syon Park, 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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley, Northwich

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Normanby Hall Country Park

Normanby, Scunthorpe

Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Normanby Hall Country Park is set in 300 acres of beautiful gardens, parkland, deer park and woodland. Stunning herbaceous borders in the Secret and Sunken Gardens, 400ft long Bog Garden, shrub borders, Christmas Garden, wonderful naturalised bulbs... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Seaton Delaval Hall

The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay

Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear


Discover Seaton Delaval Hall, A place of great theatre and drama Built in the early 18th century and the best example in the country of English Baroque, Seaton Delaval Hall and Gardens was created by Sir John Van Brugh who was also... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Mottisfont

Romsey

Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire


Explore the beautiful gardens of Mottisfont Abbey The 19th century garden at Mottisfont Abbey is typical of the period, with sweeping lawns and stands of trees, much in the Capability Brown style. The garden is the result of the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Oxburgh Hall

Oxborough, Swaffham

Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Swaffham, Norfolk


Discover the romantic moated manor house and gardens, Oxburgh Hall The Oxburgh Hall garden surrounds the wonderful moated Tudor manor house built in 1482 by the Bedingfeld family. Lawns fringed with fine trees, a Victorian parterre... more

  • Children of all ages welcome
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

  • Children of all ages welcome

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