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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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs must be kept on a fixed length lead (max 2 metres) on the paths surrounding the lower green and on the terrace. Long. Dogs are not permitted on the lower green, in the children’s playground or in the pond)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs welcome on the estate (assistance dogs only in the formal Garden))

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on short leads in parkland and garden only.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads and only in park and exercise area in car park. Assistance dogs only in gardens.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads 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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome on leads between 1 November and 31 March only.)
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

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome in parkland. Assistance dogs only in gardens and grounds.)
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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Well behaved dogs welcome on short leads.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads please)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Well behaved dogs welcome in the gardens and Country Park except the Walled Garden.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs are allowed in the gardens but not the castle.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Assistance dogs only in formal garden (dog friendly walks throughout the estate).)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads and on estate walks only. Assistance dogs only in the garden..)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in park only, not formal gardens.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads in park and short leads in stableyard. Assistance dogs only in gardens.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome under control in park and on leads in stables.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in parkland. Assistance dogs only in garden.)
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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs permitted on the Estate but not in the Garden.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs can be walked in the park but are not allowed in the woodland or gardens)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (On short leads in Garden (tethering rings available in Courtyard))

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome in the woodland only)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs in car park and estate footpaths. Assistance dogs only in house and garden.)

The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

The Hutts, Grewelthorpe, Ripon

The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, The Hutts, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Located in the heart of the tranquil North Yorkshire countryside, the Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park covers 30 acres of stunning woodland gardens. The gardens are widely considered the home of the North’s largest collection of rhododendrons,... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome in woods & parkland)

Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton

Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire


Discover the secret hiding place of a King and explore its beautiful gardens Moseley Old Hall´s garden has been re-created in the 17th century style. Includes a formal knot garden, a wooden arbour covered with clematis, neat box... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in gardens & grounds)

The Vyne

Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke

The Vyne, Vyne Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire


Discover centuries of gardening history at The Vyne Attractive gardens surround the 16th century Vyne house. The gardens are home to several stunning features such as a walled garden and glass house beautiful lawns, herbaceous... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome on leads in the Woodlands and Parkland)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome, some restrictions apply)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads)

Kedleston Hall

Nr Quarndon, Derby

Kedleston Hall, Nr Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire


Explore the stunning house and grounds of Keddleston Hall Kedleston Hall´s pleasure grounds and landscaped park were laid out by the 1st Lord Scarsdale, with designs and buildings by Robert Adam. A feature is the Long Walk, which... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in park and pleasure grounds.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in parkland and orchard only.)

Floors Castle

Roxburghe Estate Office, Kelso

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estate Office, Kelso, Scottish Borders

The Walled and Millennium Gardens are situated within the grounds of Floors Castle - Scotland’s largest inhabited Castle. Meander through the formal Millennium Parterre and soak up the spectacular visions of colour, texture and the most delicious... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads in castle grounds)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Permitted on leads in the grounds)

Hare Hill

Over Alderley, Macclesfield

Hare Hill, Over Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire


Hop along to Hare Hill Garden Hare Hill Garden is a charming wooded and walled garden set amid rolling parkland. This woodland garden, especially spectacular in early summer, includes azaleas, hybrid and species rhododendrons,... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Assistance dogs only in Walled Garden (dog park provided). On leads/under close control elsewhere.)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Permitted on short leads)

Acorn Bank Garden

Temple Sowerby, Penrith

Acorn Bank Garden, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria


Take a Stroll through Acorn Bank Garden Acorn Bank Garden, a pretty walled garden in Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, is home to more than 200 species of herbs plus some delightful fruit orchards. A National Trust property, this is... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Permitted on leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in the parkland)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)
Glamis Castle Gardens

Springtime is perhaps the most dramatic season when the mile long avenue is stunningly lined with swathes of daffodils. In the summer superb displays of rhododendrons and azaleas with their spectacular colours can be seen around the grounds. This... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Please keep your dogs on leads.)

Hinton Ampner

Alresford

Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire


Explore the highly distinctive gardens of Hinton Ampner House The gardens of Hinton Ampner House were laid out by the scholarly Ralph Dutton in the middle of the 20th century with great regard to line, landscape and historical... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Permitted in Parkland. Assistance dogs only in formal gardens & House)

Dunham Massey

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester


Discover the beautiful gardens of Dunham Massey Dunham Massey, one of the North West´s great plantsman´s gardens with richly planted borders and majestic trees, as well as an 18th century orangery, Victorian bark-house and an old... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome on leads in deer-park and walks around the estate.)

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