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Parkland Gardens in the UK

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

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

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

Holehird Gardens (The Lakeland Horticultural Society)

Holehird Gardens (The Lakeland Horticultural Society), Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria

Patterdale Road, Windermere


Holehird Gardens (The Lakeland Horticultural Society) has been voted on several occasions to be one of the Nation´s Favourite Gardens. 17 acres above Windermere it is truly a garden for all seasons. With specimen trees and shrubs, heathers, bulb... more

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon, Aylesbury


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 his French landscape designer Elie Laine. It is one of the finest... 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

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

The Mellerstain Trust

The Mellerstain Trust, Gordon, Scottish Borders

Gordon


Designed by Reginald Bloomfield in 1910, Mellerstain Gardens on the Scottish Borders is a series of three balustrade terraces leading to a sweeping lawn descending to a lake. The middle terrace is the largest, with an intricate parterre on either... 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

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

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

Mount Edgcumbe House & Gardens

Mount Edgcumbe House & Gardens, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall

Cremyll, Torpoint


Mount Edgcumbe Gardens were created beside the Tudor House in the 18th century. Ancient and rare trees including a 400 year old lime, a splendid Lucombe oak, and a Mexican pine, are set amidst classical garden houses and an exotic Shell Seat.... more

Sutton Park

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York, North Yorkshire

Sutton-on-the-Forest, York


Sutton Park & Garden is a fine Georgian house with a Capability Brown landscape. More telling today are the terraces in front of the house which were planted by Percy Cane in the 1960s. There are good herbaceous borders, clever colour schemes and... more

Bradenham Hall

Bradenham Hall, Bradenham, Thetford, Norfolk

Bradenham, Thetford


Bradenham Hall is an exceptional plant-lover´s garden for all seasons. The house and garden walls are covered with unusual shrubs, climbers and fruit. The flower gardens are formally designed and richly planted within beautiful yew hedges - formal... 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

Throckmorton Family Gardens at Coughton Court

Throckmorton Family Gardens at Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire

Alcester


Coughton Court is a lovely garden complementing the mid-16th century house, laid over the last seventeen years by Mrs Throckmorton and her daughter Christina. There are a variety of `rooms´ within the garden, both formal and informal, including an... 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

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Somerleyton, Lowestoft


Somerleyton Hall & Gardens: 2010 Best Tourist Attraction in Suffolk Winners - The gardens and grounds at Somerleyton Hall have long been considered of first-rate importance, with more than twelve acres of gardens surrounding the Hall. The gardens... more

Holkham Estate

Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Wells-next-the-Sea


Through the grand main gate of Holkham Hall in north Norfolk, the rolling green meadows and fallow deer emerge to welcome you to one of England’s most historic parklands. Tread the scenic paths around the 3,000-acre grounds and soak up its natural... more

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham


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 well-house. There is an unusual moss garden, bog gardens, winding... more

Helmingham Hall Gardens

Helmingham Hall Gardens, Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, Stowmarket


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

Trewithen

Trewithen, Grampound Road, Truro, Cornwall

Grampound Road, Truro


The internationally renowned gardens at Trewithen, near Truro in Cornwall, are a botanical treasure trove featuring a magnificent collection of camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons as well as other rare and highly-prized plants. Nestled within 30... 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

Bramham Park

Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

Bramham, Wetherby


Bramham Park and gardens is the stunning family home of the Lane Fox family, direct descendents of Robert Benson, the founder of Bramham over 300 years ago. The gardens extend to some 66 acres and with the Pleasure Grounds extend to over 100 acres.... 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

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

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, East Budleigh, Exeter, Devon

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter


When the sun shines on Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, tucked away in East Devon at Budleigh Salterton, it’s a glorious place to be. Acres of lush green lawns, glorious fountains and a rainbow of flowers set the scene, the backdrop to the beautiful... more

Hergest Croft Gardens

Hergest Croft Gardens, Ridgebourne Road, Kington, Herefordshire

Ridgebourne Road, Kington


Hergest Croft Gardens have been created over 110 years by 4 generations of the Bank´s family. There are hidden valleys, open parkland, woodland glades, informal sunny lawns, glorious flower gardens, shrubberies and borders providing striking autumn... more

Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park

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

Wollaton Park, Nottingham


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

Harewood House Gardens

Harewood House Gardens, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Harewood, Leeds


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

The Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park

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

Windsor Great Park, via Wick Road, Englefield Green


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

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall

Pentewan, St Austell


On a sunny Cornwall day, the sound of nuthatches and kingfishers singing and waving camellias casting their scent onto the breeze, it’s hard to find a spot more lovely than The Lost Gardens of Heligan. But this rural idyll wasn’t always this way. The... more

Barrington Court

Barrington Court, Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset

Barrington, Ilminster


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 designed Barrington Court towards the end of her career in 1917 (she... 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

Trentham

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

Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent


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

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

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

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

Hutton-In-The-Forest

Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

Penrith


Hutton-in-the-Forest´s Walled Garden is the main attraction dating from the 1730s. It contains an increasing collection of herbaceous plants, as well as many fruits trained to the walls, at its most beautiful in the summer months. The Terraces round... 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

Chatsworth Garden

Chatsworth Garden, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Bakewell


Chatsworth with its 105 acre garden is a magical landscape, beautiful in all seasons. It has evolved over more than 450 years, and continues to change today. There are five miles of walks with rare trees, shrubs, formal hedges, temples, sculptures... 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

Wimpole Estate

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire

Arrington, Royston


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 Bridgeman, `Capability´ Brown and Repton. There is an... more

Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire

Alresford


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 propriety. Statues, buildings, axes and views have been placed with exquisite... more

Easton Walled Gardens

Easton Walled Gardens, Easton, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Easton, Grantham


Easton Walled Gardens was described by President Franklin Roosevelt as a `Dream of Nirvana...almost too good to be true´. 50 years later, the house was pulled down and the gardens abandoned. 100 years later see the ongoing revival of these... more

Cliveden National Trust

Cliveden National Trust, 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

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

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

Hampton Court Gardens

Hampton Court Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, London

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey


Purchase a ticket for the Formal Gardens only at Hampton Court and you’ve still a full day’s activity on your hands. There are more than 60 acres of formal garden to explore here in south west London, with glorious fountains, stunning flower displays... more

Tatton Park

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire

Knutsford


Tatton Park´s gardens are almost a collection of gardens within a garden. Outside the walled garden, the earliest formal areas include the beech maze, first established around 1795. This was designed in `gardenesque´ style by Lewis Wyatt in 1814, and... 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

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