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Set out below are Parkland gardens in the UK including Little Malvern Court & Gardens. Visit Britain's Finest Parkland gardens with paths that meander past lakes, ponds and waterfalls and spectacular displays of bold colour.

Little Malvern Court & Gardens

Little Malvern Court & Gardens, Malvern, Worcestershire

Malvern


Little Malvern Court, a 10 acre garden, attached to a former Benedictine Priory, offers magnificent views over the Severn valley. Laid out as garden rooms around the house, there is a water garden below, feeding into a chain of lakes. Beautiful in... more

Sizergh

Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal


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 over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. The... more

Houghton Lodge Gardens

Houghton Lodge Gardens, Stockbridge, Hampshire

Stockbridge


On top of being a simply gorgeous set of stunning horticultural achievements, Houghton Lodge Gardens in Stockbridge, Hampshire, are also very historically important. The gardens, thick with beautiful trees and great sweeps of lawn that roll down to... more

Houghton Hall Walled Garden

Houghton Hall Walled Garden, King's Lynn, Norfolk

King's Lynn


Houghton Hall’s glorious walled gardens make 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

Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Fyvie, Turriff


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 lived there. The oldest part dates from the 13th century, and an... more

Great Fosters

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey

Stroude Road, Egham


Great Fosters is framed on three sides by a Saxon moat and the formal gardens are both extensive and exceptional. Originally designed by W H Romaine Walker and Gilbert Jenkins they are among the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in Europe. Designed to... more

Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies

Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies, Weston under Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Weston under Redcastle, Shrewsbury


The gardens at Hawkestone Park Follies is a unique tourist attraction that covers over 100 acres of parkland. It was created in the 18th century and has intricate pathways, caves, tunnels, bridges, arches, moss-covered gloomy ravines, terrifying... 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

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

Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey, Ticknell, Derby, Derbyshire

Ticknell, Derby


There’s something compelling about the faded grandeur of Calke Abbey in Ticknall, Derbyshire, its neglected paintwork and overgrown courtyard telling the tale of an eccentric family. The first telephone only rang in this house in 1928 and electricity... more

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire

Carnforth


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

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

West Dean Gardens

West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex

West Dean, Chichester


West Dean Gardens, nestling in the South Downs National Park, is a place of tranquillity and beauty. Its features feature include a restored walled kitchen garden with some of the finest Victorian glasshouses in the country, rustic summerhouses, a... more

Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens

Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Northampton


Cottesbrooke Hall´s award winning gardens are set in delightful rural Northamptonshire. Reputed to be the pattern for Jane Austen´s `Mansfield Park´. Huge 300-year-old cedars set off magnificent pools, lily-ponds and double herbaceous borders... 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

Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire

Daventry


Canons Ashby House, has a formal garden that was created between 1708 and 1717 by Edward Dryden. Derelict and overgrown when the house was rescued by the National Trust, the restoration work of the 1980s has now matured. The garden is divided by... more

Osborne House

Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

East Cowes, Isle of Wight


Osborne House and gardens were originally designed by Prince Albert and Cubitt. The Italianate designs for the terraced formal gardens, complement the house. They have been restored to their Victorian layout and are planted in seasonally changing... more

Gilbert White´s House & Garden and The Oates Collection

Gilbert White´s House & Garden and The Oates Collection, The Wakes, High Street, Alton, Hampshire

The Wakes, High Street, Selborne, Alton


The garden at Gilbert White´s House has been largely restored to its 18th century form with a wild flower garden and vegetable plot. There is a revolving ´Wine Pipe´ seat overlooking the miniature landscaped garden, haha and a magnificent beech clad... more

Normanby Hall Country Park

Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Normanby, Scunthorpe


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

Belmont Park

Belmont Park, Belmont, Faversham, Kent

Belmont, Throwley, Faversham


Faversham’s Belmont Park is your classic English Georgian estate, complete with 3,000 acres of Repton-designed rolling parkland, a pretty walled kitchen garden plastered in wisterias with a heavenly rose bed, a pinetum (look out for Blue Atlas... more

Castle Hill Gardens

Castle Hill Gardens, Castle Hill, Barnstaple, Devon

Castle Hill, Filleigh, Barnstaple


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

Ickworth

Ickworth, The Rotunda, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds


The gardens at Ickworth were designed to reflect the Italianate nature of the remarkable late 18th century house commissioned by Frederick Augustus Hervey, the extraordinary 4th Earl of Bristol. Heavily wooded garden with yews, evergreen oak and box... more

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

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

Llanarthne, Carmarthen


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

Sledmere House

Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Sledmere, Driffield


Sledmere House has a beautiful 18th century Walled Garden with new areas being developed all the time. Parterre. The Capability Brown designed parkland includes attractive eye catchers. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, long walk or a relaxing summer picnic... 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

Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall

Bodmin


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, roses, herbaceous borders and vibrant bedding, and is flanked by... more

Hall Place Gardens

Hall Place Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent

Bourne Road, Bexley


The award-winning Hall Place Gardens surround the Grade 1 listed country house built in 1537 for former Lord Mayor of London. The recently restored Tudor house is open to the public with new displays including an introduction to the house's history... 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

Dudmaston Estate

Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Quatt, Bridgnorth


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 borders, roses, a bog garden and maples give later colour.... 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

Clumber Park

Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Worksop


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 lake and the longest double avenue of lime trees in Europe,... more

The Castle & Gardens of Mey

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

Mey, Thurso


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

Loseley Park Gardens

Loseley Park Gardens, Guildford, Surrey

Guildford


The two and a half acre Walled Garden at Loseley Park, based on a design by Gertrude Jekyll, is one of the hidden secrets of the South East. It has been compared favourably by experts to gardens of national renown and its series of `rooms´ include... more

Cliveden

Cliveden, Cliveden Road, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire

Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead


Set high above the River Thames with far-reaching views, these beautiful gardens at Cliveden in Berkshire capture the grandeur of a bygone age. Stroll through a series of impressive gardens, each with their own special charm. From the iconic parterre... more

Sezincote Garden

Sezincote Garden, Sezincote, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Sezincote, Moreton-in-Marsh


Fine example of the `Picturesque´ style, Sezincote garden was created in 1810 around the Mogul Indian house with stream and pools, Indian temple and grotto, and Persian paradise garden with canals. After WWII the planting was developed by Graham... more

Audley End House & Gardens

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex

Off London Road, Saffron Walden


One of England’s most fabulous country mansions, Audley End House is a Jacobean confection made for entertaining – and it still does. National Heritage makes the most of the house’s story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord... more

Buscot Park

Buscot Park, Estate Office, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Estate Office, Faringdon


Part owed by the National Trust and part owned by Lord Faringdon, Buscot House in Oxfordshire has fabulous grounds to explore across the seasons. The gardens are split into very different areas - a particular favourite with horticultural fans is the... 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

Floors Castle

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estate Office, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Roxburghe Estate Office, Kelso


The walled garden at Floors Castle is one of the finest kitchen gardens in Scotland. Anna Pavord of the Independent described the summer herbaceous borders as @wondrous' with 'rampageous, outrageous crasg of colours'. The spring borders, peach and... more

Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall, Nr Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire

Nr Quarndon, Derby


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 swings round to the south of the house, giving extensive views. The pleasure... 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

Painshill

Painshill, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey

Portsmouth Road, Cobham


A 158-acre wonderland of horticultural splendour, Painshill in Cobham, Surrey, has been magnificently restored to create what has been described as England’s most elegant 18th century landscaped garden. With lovely views, surreal follies, historic... 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

Castle Kennedy and Gardens

Castle Kennedy and Gardens, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Castle Kennedy, Rephad, Stranraer


At Castle Kennedy, spring finds snowdrops and daffodils throughout the gardens together with magnolias. The large leaved rhododendrons are in flower, pieris and yellow azaleas are starting to flower and scent the air. The gardens contains many hybrid... more

Wrest Park

Wrest Park, Silsoe, Luton, Bedfordshire

Silsoe, Luton


Wrest Park´s formal gardens are a fascinating history of gardening styles laid out over one and a half centuries. Explore the ornate garden buildings including the magnificent Baroque pleasure pavilion, orangery and Bath House, and admire the fine... 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

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath


Sitting on a shallow dome overlooking the Sussex Weald, it would have been a crime not to create the gorgeous grade II listed Borde Hill Gardens near Haywards Heath in Sussex, such is the glorious location. Take a stroll through 17 acres of formal... more

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate, Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk

Felbrigg, Norwich


The 17th century Felbrigg Hall has a delightful walled garden, combining productive and ornamental gardening. Fruit and vegetables abound and provide fresh produce for the restaurant. Espaliered fruit trees, vines and figs trained on the old brick... more

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

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

Brodick, Isle of Arran


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 China, Burma, the Himalayas and America. The bog garden... more

Llanerchaeron

Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion

Ciliau Aeron, Aberaeron


Rarely will you find such a fine example of an 18th century Welsh gentry estate. Virtually unaltered from its beginings. Wander round the 1790's villa with its own dairy, brewery, laundry and salting house. Why not buy some of the seasonal produce... more

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