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Gardens in Central England, such as The Great House and Clumber Park are listed below.

Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton

Moseley Old Hall´s garden has been re-created in the 17th century style. Includes a formal knot garden, a wooden arbour covered with clematis, neat box parterres, a walled garden with topiary and annual borders, an arched pergola hung with two... 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

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

Wightwick Manor & Gardens

Wightwick Manor & Gardens, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton

The Wightwick Manor´s 17 acre garden was designed by Alfred Parsons and Thomas Mawson. The main framework consists of large trees with an eye-catching octagonal arbour hung with clematis and roses in the centre of the rose garden. A less formal area... more

Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Doe Lea, Chesterfield

The four quadrants of Hardwick Hall gardens, are the herb garden, lawns, nuttery and orchards, conveying the spirit of an Elizabethan garden. Lead statues in yew alcoves; grass alleys flanked by yew and tall hedges of hornbeam hedges; holly domes to... more

The Weir

The Weir, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire

Swainshill, Hereford

Used for many years as a spot for swimming, fishing and boating, The Weir in Herefordshire is a riverside garden worth visiting in any season. Carpets of snowdrops then daffodils then bluebells run between ancient trees throughout the spring while... more

Biddulph Grange Garden

Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Grange Road, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent

James Bateman’s Victorian Biddulph Grange Gardens near Stoke-on-Trent was beautifully restored by the National Trust and the result is a day out that allows you to journey the world via its plants. The garden has a number of themed areas so you will... more

Shipley Gardens

Shipley Gardens, Bridge Road, Hereford, Herefordshire

Bridge Road, Holme Lacy, Hereford

Shipley is a Wye Valley 17th century homestead standing upon the site of previous dwellings that since Roman times administered the adjacent river ford and former ferry. The wonderfully informal and inspirational garden style has been created... more

Westonbirt, The National Aboretum

Westonbirt, The National Aboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Westonbirt, Tetbury

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is one of the most magical and important tree gardens in the world. Set in 240 hectares (600 acres) of historic landscape are over 16,000 trees and shrubs - some of the oldest, rarest and largest in the UK - and 17... more

Gunby Hall & Gardens

Gunby Hall & Gardens, Gunby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Gunby, Spilsby

The home of the Massingberd family dated at 1700, Gunby Hall and Gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds boasts 100 acres of parkland laid out in the style of Capability Brown. The estate once used to stretch as far as the coast at Skegness... 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

Kelmarsh Hall

Kelmarsh Hall, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Northampton

Kelmarsh Hall is a romantic mid-20th century garden now largely restored. The grass terrace below the garden front of the Hall, with its rows of pleached limes on either side, together with the tapis vert, a wild flower meadow beyond, flanked by... more

Upton House & Gardens

Upton House & Gardens, Banbury, Warwickshire

Banbury

Upton House and gardens stand on limestone, more than 210 metres above sea level. These magnificent grounds and gardens are set in unspoilt Warwickshire countryside, on the edge of the Cotswolds. There are a variety of garden experiences set into two... more

Miserden Park Gardens

Miserden Park Gardens, Miserden, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Miserden, Stroud

Miserden Park is an attractive garden of Edwardian detail by Lutyens, set upon 17th century bones. Spring flowers, shrubs, fine topiary, bold grass terraces and large herbaceous borders contained within a walled garden. A rose garden, plenty of yew... more

Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park, Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire

Wellesbourne, Warwick

Charlecote Park is a pleasing Capability Brown park with good cedars, and formal gardens around the house. There is a border of plants mentioned in Shakespeare´s works in front of the summerhouse and more recently a long-season herbaceous border,... 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

Monnow Valley Arts

Monnow Valley Arts, Middle Hunt House, Hereford, Herefordshire

Middle Hunt House, Walterstone, Hereford

Monnow Valley Arts: Middle Hunt House. 'One of Herefordshire's hidden gems' Jesse Norman MP for South Herefordshire 3 September 2011 A modern garden of four acres. All the design for the garden has been done by its owners. A debt is owed to Piet... more

The Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Staffordshire

Willoughbridge, Market Drayton

The Dorothy Clive Garden is intimate and informal. It embraces a variety of landscape features, including a superb woodland garden, an Alpine scree, Gravel Garden and many fine mixed borders. As April arrives the succession of colour, fragrance and... more

Farnborough Hall

Farnborough Hall, Farnborough, Banbury, Warwickshire

Farnborough, Banbury

Bathed by the light bouncing off the honey-coloured stone of the glamorous 18th century Farnborough Hall, the grounds at this wonderful regal stately home are a delight to explore. This is a rare example of a ferme ornee (or ornamental farm), a style... 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

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

Mill Dene Garden

Mill Dene Garden, School Lane, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

School Lane, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh

Mill Dene Garden is hidden away in the Cotswolds and is a garden to nourish your senses. Horticultural skill is carried lightly but you will still go home with ideas for all season pleasure in your garden. Set round an old water-mill and pond, the... more

Belvoir Castle Gardens

Belvoir Castle Gardens, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle gardens surround the rustic summerhouse, dating from 1800. The gardens have been lovingly restored to their original beauty, set in a natural ampitheatre with fresh water springs, lawns and small architectural features, carefully... 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

Painswick Rococo Garden

Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucester Road, Painswick, Gloucestershire

Gloucester Road, Painswick

The Painswick Rococo Garden, situated in a hidden 6 acre Cotswold valley, is the sole complete survivor from the brief early 18th century period of English Rococo Garden design. It combines formality and informality in a flamboyant package, which is... more

Hidcote

Hidcote, Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden

Twisting lanes of the Cotswold countryside lead to Hidcote Manor Garden, one of the most inventive and influential gardens of the 20th century. Its structure of outdoor `rooms´, linked by vistas and furnished with all sorts of topiary, recalls both... more

Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden New Bield, Near Oundle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire

Near Oundle, Peterborough

The National Trust has taken the Lyveden New Bield, a building started but never finished by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholicism in the 1500s and early 1600s, and turned it into a lovely place to visit. Sitting in the middle of rural... more

Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Wollerton, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Wollerton, Market Drayton

Wollerton Old Hall is everybody´s idea of a luscious modern garden, started in 1984, planned, planted and cared for to a very high standard. A series of rooms, each with its own design and layout. Linear formality is the main theme, with careful... 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

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