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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newstead Abbey Park & Gardens

Newstead Abbey Park & Gardens, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire

Ravenshead


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh


Don’t know your Pinus from your Prunus? Or your Sorbus from your Quercus? Take a stroll around the glorious Batsford Arboretum tucked into the Cotswold Hills for a crash course in trees and shrubs followed by scrumptious home-baked coffee and cake at... 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

Antony

Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall

Torpoint


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 dramatic destination. Take a stroll along the Yew... 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

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Sheffield, Derbyshire

Renishaw Park, Sheffield


The formal garden at Renishaw Hall, originally laid out in 1895 has undergone a remarkable restoration, enhancing the geometric design whilst retaining yew hedges, pyramids and antique statues. Mixed borders, rose and clematis gardens, and a host of... more

Greenway

Greenway, Greenway Road, Brixham, Devon

Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham


Greenway is a secret woodland garden, situated on the banks of the River Dart. A garden of exceptional beauty with an atmosphere of romantic wilderness and mystery, and is currently under restoration. The pleasant rambling paths scattered with... 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

Berrington Hall

Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire

Leominster


The gardens at Berrington Hall near Leominster in Herefordshire are classic Capability Brown design. Think 456 acres of sweeping parklands and walkways leading to fabulous viewpoints that show off the landscape at its very best vantage point. There... 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

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

Hanbury Hall & Gardens

Hanbury Hall & Gardens, School Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa


Hanbury Hall is a restored formal 18th century garden with fruit trees, wilderness and sunken geometric parterre of clipped box. Architectural features, also restored, include two summerhouses, two timber bowling-green pavilions, an ice-house, pond... 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

Milton Lodge

Milton Lodge, Old Bristol Road, Wells, Somerset

Old Bristol Road, Wells


Milton Lodge has charming Grade II listed gardens with south facing terraces overlooking Wells Cathedral and the Vale of Avalon with mixed borders, roses, yew hedges, fine trees and a separate 7 acre arboretum. Originally laid out in the early 1900s... 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

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

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

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

Titsey Place Gardens

Titsey Place Gardens, Titsey, Oxted, Surrey

Titsey, Oxted


Titsey Place Garden´s upper terrace is the perfect place to enjoy the long views across the Darent Valley, which extends to the beginnings of the South Downs. The box link beds were planted over 150 years ago. The fountain at the centre of the lower... 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

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

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

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

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill, Quy Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge


Thousands of people flock to Anglesey Abbey, Garden and Lode Mill each January to March to witness the wonderful Snowdrop Festival that takes place annually in the Winter Garden and on the Woodland Walk. But there is plenty more to see here through... 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

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

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

Ragley Hall

Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire

Alcester


The gardens at Ragley surround the magnificent Palladian Hall and the 400 acres of parkland were designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown during the 18th century. In 1873, Victorian garden designer, Robert Marnock createda formal flower garden... more

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