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Gardens in Central England, such as Throckmorton Family Gardens at Coughton Court and Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies are listed below.

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

Shugborough Estate

Shugborough Estate, Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire

Milford, Stafford

Shugborough Hall, an important 18th century riverside garden, houses temples, ruins and memorials set amongst trees and winding shrubberies. Includes the first Chinese-style tea-house in Britain. Between the house and the river are terraces and a... 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

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

Stone House Garden

Stone House Garden, Wyck Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Wyck Rissington, Cheltenham

Stone House Garden is a 2 1/2 acre Cotswold garden that has been created over the last 18 years. A garden for all seasons full of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs that give colour each month of the year on heavy acid clay. A plants woman's... 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

Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire

Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton

The home of the Ferrers family for some 500 years, the house and interiors of Baddesley Clinton reflect its Elizabethan heyday when it was a haven for persecuted Catholics (hence the three priest holes). Open around the year, this is a step back in... 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

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

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

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

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

Rodmarton Manor

Rodmarton Manor, Rodmarton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Rodmarton, Cirencester

Rodmarton Manor gardens are divided into different areas by bold hedges of various species. Retaining virtually all of its original features; the holly hedges, the limes by the circle, the beech hedges, the yew hedges. Today it is gardened with great... 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

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

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

Melbourne Hall Gardens

Melbourne Hall Gardens, Melbourne Hall, Melbourne, Derbyshire

Melbourne Hall, Church Square, Melbourne

Melbourne Hall gardens were planned by Rt Hon Thomas Coke in the early 18th century. The colourful and tranquil gardens are designed with paths intersected by streams that flow through the grounds. Rare shrubs and historic statuary compliment this... 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

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

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

Doddington Hall & Gardens

Doddington Hall & Gardens, Doddington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Doddington, Lincoln

Doddington Hall & Gardens is a beautiful family-owned Elizabethan mansion, with original walled courtyards and 5 acres of romantic formal and wild gardens. The West Garden includes a box-edged parterre, planted with a superb display of Flag Iris,... more

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Bakewell

The gardens at Haddon Hall were cleared and replanted at the beginning of the 20th century, returning them to their former glory. Yew trees were planted as well as herbaceous borders; climbing ivy was stripped from balustrades and climbing roses... more

Cascades Gardens

Cascades Gardens, Clatterway, Matlock, Derbyshire

Clatterway, Bonsall, Matlock

Cascades Gardens is a beautiful and fascinating 4 acre public garden set in the historic village of Bonsall, near Matlock, Derbyshire. The garden which has been developed over the last 12 years is set on many levels with a new garden room around each... 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

Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Oakham, Rutland

The Avenue, Exton, Oakham

Barnsdale Gardens: People of all ages who want a great day out and love gardens will be inspired by a visit to Barnsdale at any time of year. With Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens, tea room, gift shop and nursery,... 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

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

Snowshill Manor & Garden

Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill, Broadway, Gloucestershire

Snowshill, Broadway

A Cotswold home packed with unusual treasures collected by one Charles Wade, Snowshill Manor and Garden near Broadway in Gloucestershire is a brilliant day out. The house itself is a wonderland of interesting items (Samurai armour? Check. Fine clock... more

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