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Parkland Gardens in the UK

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

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

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

Holker Hall & Gardens

Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands


Situated between the South Lakeland hills and Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall and Gardens combine the beauty of nature with the richness of heritage. They are highly acclaimed and offer a richness and varity peculiar to the special micro-climate of the... 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

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

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

Godinton House & Gardens

Godinton House & Gardens, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent

Godinton Lane, Ashford


Godinton House and Gardens are set in a beautiful 18th century landscaped park with views across the countryside. The formal gardens include terraced lawns, topiary, formal pond, rose garden and herbaceous borders all surrounded by a vast yew hedge... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park, Dyrham, Bath, Gloucestershire

Dyrham, Bath


The magnificent formal gardens of Dyrham Park were laid out when the grand house was built but became unfashionable by the late 18th century. They were largely cleared away or filled in when the park was landscaped by Humphrey Repton and Charles... more

Blickling Estate

Blickling Estate, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk

Blickling, Aylsham, Norwich


A short drive from the fabulous sandy beaches of Norfolk, the Blickling estate has long been one of the county’s top attractions. Once the home of the Boleyn family, the estate stretches across almost 5000 acres, its grand Jacobean house looming over... 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

Austwick Hall

Austwick Hall, Austwick, Settle, North Yorkshire

Austwick, Settle


Set in the dramatic limestone scenery of the Dales National Park the gardens nestle into a steeply wooded hillside beneath Ingleborough. Herbaceous borders, close to the house, provide colour throughout the summer. Feature include a juniper walk,... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dalemain

Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria

Penrith


Dalemain is a delightful and fascinating 5 acre Lake District garden, just two miles from Ullswater and provides a haven of tranquillity. Richly planted herbaceous borders, Rose Walk with over 100 old-fashioned roses and ancient apple trees of named... more

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