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Parkland Gardens in the UK

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

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

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

Boughton Park

Boughton Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Kettering


The Park at Boughton House includes a great spread of lawns, lakes, waterways, woods and avenues of trees. This Grade 1 listed Designed Landscape is currently being restored, inspired by the original plans of 1746. In July 2009, a new 21st century... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nostell Priory & Parkland

Nostell Priory & Parkland, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield


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 waterside walks and plantings of flowering trees and shrubs including rhododendrons, azaleas and... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodnestone Park Gardens

Goodnestone Park Gardens, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent

Wingham, Canterbury


Hidden down rural pathways between Sandwich and Canterbury in leafy Kent are Goodnestone Park Gardens. Dripping in acclaim and awards, these gardens have developed over the centuries as the Fitzwalter family, who live in Goodnestone Park, have... 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

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

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

Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol

Wraxall, Bristol


Tyntesfield, the original garden is thought to have been laid out in the 1840´s. Currently there is a huge restoration project underway to bring this impressive estate back to its former glory. The garden is Grade II* listed and is one of the top 500... more

Stowe

Stowe, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Buckingham


Stowe Landscape Gardens is an extraordinary, living, breathing work of art. With its ornamental lakes, glorious open spaces, wooded valleys and adorned with over 40 monument temples in all sizes and styles from Gothic to Classical, this magnificent... 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

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

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

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

Little Malvern Court & Gardens

Little Malvern Court & Gardens, Little Malvern, Malvern, Worcestershire

Little Malvern, 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

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

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

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

Wilton House

Wilton House, The Estate Office, Salisbury, Wiltshire

The Estate Office, Wilton, Salisbury


Wilton House gardens are in an idyllic setting, bordered by the rivers Wyle and Nadder. A mix of open parkland in the style of Capability Brown and small formal gardens, the latter created by the 17th Earl. The four new gardens created are the Rose... 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

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

Packwood House

Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire

Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Solihull


Packwood House and gardens are noted for the intact layout dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, with courtyards, brick gazebos, terraces and the unique yew garden. The colourful borders give year round interest. In spring, daffodils, snowdrops... more

Mellerstain House & Gardens

Mellerstain House & Gardens, 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

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

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

Leeds Castle & Gardens

Leeds Castle & Gardens, Maidstone, Kent

Maidstone


Leeds Castle, set in 500 acres of parkland and gardens is designed to be at its best in spring. The Wood Garden is continually developed to build colour throughout the seasons. It has also become a sanctuary for wildlife and waterfowl, among them the... 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

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

Duncombe Park

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Helmsley


Pretty much the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon, the glorious grounds at Dunmore, speckled by peacocks and squirrels, sits on the outskirts of the lovely little village of Helmsley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The gardens and... 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

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