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Gardens in Central England

Gardens in Central England, such as Westonbury Mill Water Gardens and Wollerton Old Hall Garden are listed below.

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

Coton Manor Garden

Coton Manor Garden, Guilsborough, Northamptonshire

Guilsborough

There’s something about a rural English garden in spring and summer that lifts the soul – all those cherry blossoms and roses set against almost lime-coloured lawns just seem to take your cares away. Coton Manor, set deep in the heart of... 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

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

Benthall Hall

Benthall Hall, Broseley, Shropshire

Broseley

This charming 19th century terraced garden is small but having once been the domain of botanist George Maw, is stuffed with fabulous items of horticultural interest. Highlights include a gorgeous rose garden, fruit trees, oceans of clematis and... more

Hodsock Priory

Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Blyth, Worksop

Hodsock Priory and its garden are in the centre of the 800 acre Hodsock Estate which has been owned by the Buchanan family since 1765. The Snowdrop Gardens are open each year with a half-mile walk in the woods with carpets of snowdrops along with... more

Rockingham Castle & Gardens

Rockingham Castle & Gardens, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire

Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle and gardens stand on the edge of an escarpment giving dramatic views over five counties and the Welland Valley below. Surrounding the castle are some 12 acres of gardens largely following the foot print of the medieval castle. The... more

Westbury Court Garden

Westbury Court Garden, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

Westbury-on-Severn

Westbury Court Garden is a rare Dutch garden of water and simple green spaces, surviving from the 17th century Restored in the 1970s to become the best example in England. A two-storey pavilion looks down a canal flanked by hedges, and a further... 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

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

Bourton House Garden

Bourton House Garden, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh

Back in 1983, a neglected, wild piece of land sat surrounding an 18th century manor house in the pretty Cotswolds village of Moreton-in-Marsh. From that year on, the Paice family took on the task of creating a perfect garden setting and the result is... more

Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses

Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses, Westbourne Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham

This ‘oasis of delight’ features over 7000 plants shrubs and trees including rare specimens, set in beautiful landscaped gardens. These include Rose Garden, Alpine Yard, Woodland and Rhododendron Walks, Rock Pool and Diamond Jubilee Cascade and Lawn... more

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

Winterbourne House & Garden

Winterbourne House & Garden, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

University of Birmingham, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House and Gardens is a unique heritage attraction set within seven acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Only minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne is one of the best... 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

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

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

The Great House

The Great House, Dilwyn, Hereford, Herefordshire

Dilwyn, Hereford

The Great House is a thriving haven of glorious plants, shrubs and trees. It is home to a formal rose garden, an intricate ´Knot Garden´ and borders of agapanthus and unusual alliums. There is impressive stonework in the terraces and pergola, and the... 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

Belton House

Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Grantham

Often referred to as the perfect country house, Belton House in Lincolnshire provides plenty to keep stately home lovers happy for the day. Wander the truly lovely deer park and gorgeous gardens whatever the weather (wintry walks and summer strolls... 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

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

Felley Priory

Felley Priory, Underwood, Nottinghamshire

Underwood

Felley Priory is a garden for all seasons - with its ancient walls, yew hedges and topiary, snowdrops, hellebores, an orchard of daffodils, herbaceous borders and an old-fashioned rose garden with over 90 different varieties of roses and many late... 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

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

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

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Winchcombe

Sudeley Castle is known as the Queen of the Cotswolds. Visit this most famous of castles (Henry VIII’s last queen Katherine Parr lived here and is buried here while other residents have included Lady Jane Grey, Charles I and Elizabeth I), then make... 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

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