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Kingston Lacy

Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset


Explore the beautiful gardens of Kingston Lacy Beside the Kingston Lacy house is the late-Victorian formal garden. Bright bedding, a fern garden containing 25 different varieties of ferns with gravel paths running between irregular... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in restaurant courtyard, park & woodlands only.)

Belvoir Castle Gardens

Belvoir, Grantham

Belvoir Castle Gardens, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire


Discover Belvoir Castle and Castle The gardens have undergone several changes over the centuries, the latest being a two year programme that saw the Duchess and team bring the lost plants of Capability Brown to fruition. There are... more

  • Dogs Permitted

Wallington

Cambo, Morpeth

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland


Explore the Beautiful Wallington Garden Wallington Garden, the original formality of Sir Walter Blackett´s 18th century landscape was influenced by Capability Brown. A simple grass terrace looks out over the landscape park,... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in grounds and garden only.)
Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire


Discover 400 years of History at Castle Fraser, Gardens and Grounds The atmospheric baronial Castle Fraser was first constructed in 1575 and has a rich, noble and sometimes grusome history. The castle contains many Fraser family... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs welcome in the grounds but not in the Children's area or Castle courtyards.)
Leith Hall, Garden & Estate, Huntly, Aberdeenshire


Explore the Stunning Gardens of Leith Hall Leith Hall gardens have year round interest including flowering trees and shrubs, roses, fruit, vegetables and ornamental grasses. In summer the zigzag herbaceous border and serpentine... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs permitted on the Estate but not in the Garden.)
The Castle & Gardens of Mey, Mey, Thurso, Highland

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

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads in the grounds only.)
Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex


Explore the beautiful parklands of Petworth Petworth House is a 705 acre parkland that has evolved from just a small garden containing fruit and vegetables in the 16th century. Enclosed by a 5 mile long stone wall, throughout the... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Under close control in park only. Assistance dogs only in Pleasure Ground.)

Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton

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


Discover the secret hiding place of a King and explore its beautiful gardens 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... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in gardens & grounds)

Castle Hill Gardens

Castle Hill, Filleigh, Barnstaple

Castle Hill Gardens, Castle Hill, Barnstaple, Devon

Created back in 1730, Castle Hill Gardens bears all the hallmarks of a country house estate lavished with attention, love and care. Visitors travel to this North Devon haven to stroll around the woodland garden (a gorgeous patchwork of reds and golds... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads at all times.)

Stone Lane Gardens Arboretum

Chagford, Newton Abbot

Stone Lane Gardens Arboretum, Chagford, Newton Abbot, Devon

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Packwood House

Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Solihull

Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire


Packwood House - 'A house to dream of, a garden to dream in' 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.... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome on leads in the car park and on public footpaths across estate.)

Greys Court

Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames

Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire


Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque house mainly Tudor in style set in a beautiful courtyard. A series of walled gardens are set out as outdoor rooms with a fine collection of old... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs welcome in the courtyard outside the tea-room and on the estate walk.)

Abbeywood Gardens

Chester Road, Delamere, Northwich

Abbeywood Gardens, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire

Sitting in the heart of the Delamere countryside in rural Cheshire, Abbeywood Gardens are part of a 45-acre family estate. Whether you fancy a woodland stroll with the dog or want to inspect the beauty of the informal and formal gardens, this... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs must be kept on leads in gardens)

Standen

West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead

Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex


Discover the beautiful Standen House and Gardens Standen House and Gardens are a love song to the Arts and Crafts movement and tell the tale of 1920s family life through all manner of artefacts and furniture. The hillside gardens... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Permitted on short leads in the formal gardens)

Lanhydrock

Bodmin

Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall


Explore beautiful Victorian Gardens at Lanhydrock 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,... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Assistance dogs only in formal garden (dog friendly walks throughout the estate).)
Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate, Yelverton, Devon


Explore the fascinating Buckland Abbey Garden A site brimming with history, Buckland Abbey Garden and Estate tells a 700-year-old tale that starts with the Cistercian monks who made this beautiful Devon spot their home and involves... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome on designated walks (map available at reception))

Sizergh

Kendal

Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria


Discover the Fascinating Sizergh Castle 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... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs in car park and estate footpaths. Assistance dogs only in house and garden.)

Kedleston Hall

Nr Quarndon, Derby

Kedleston Hall, Nr Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire


Explore the stunning house and grounds of Keddleston Hall 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... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in park and pleasure grounds.)

Lytes Cary Manor

Somerton

Lytes Cary Manor, Somerton, Somerset


Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor and Gardens The impeccable topiary that lines the path leading to Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton, Somerset, says it all about this simple, beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. The house was once... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads, on estate walks only.)

Chartwell

Mapleton Road, Westerham

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent


Discover the Life and Times of Winston Churchill at Chartwell The family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill, Chartwell in Westerham, Kent, is not only a must-visit for history buffs and architecture fans but also those who... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On short leads in gardens and estate)

Dudmaston Estate

Quatt, Bridgnorth

Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire


Explore the exquisite Dudmaston Gardens 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... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in parkland and orchard only.)

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate

Speke, Liverpool

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate, Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside


Explore Speke Hall and Gardens The gardens at Speke Hall are set in one of the most industrialised areas of South Liverpool, and despite this there is an air of being in the countryside. The restored, largely modern garden with its... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in woodland and on signed estate walks)
Glamis Castle Gardens

Springtime is perhaps the most dramatic season when the mile long avenue is stunningly lined with swathes of daffodils. In the summer superb displays of rhododendrons and azaleas with their spectacular colours can be seen around the grounds. This... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Please keep your dogs on leads.)

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley, Northwich

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Dyffryn Gardens

St Nicholas

Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan


Discover a beautiful Edwardian-style garden at Dyffren Gardens Dyffryn Botanic Garden are outstanding Grade I listed Edwardian gardens. They have recently been restored to Thomas Mawson's original 1904 design with the help of a... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs welcome on short leads)
Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse & Garden, Cupar, Fife


Experience a Wonderful Day out at Hill of Tarvit Hill of Tarvit is one of Scotland's finest Edwardian mansionhouses, replete with a splendid collection of antiques, furniture, Chinese porcelain and superb paintings by Sir Henry... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads on woodland walks, not in walled gardens or in front of house.)

Sheringham Park

Sheringham

Sheringham Park, Sheringham, Norfolk


Discover one of Britain's best Landscape parks, with woodland walks and stunning coastal views Sheringham Park gardens were designed by Humphry Repton in 1812, and are one of his outstanding achievements. The large woodland garden... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads near livestock and visitor facilities.)

Emmetts Garden

Ide Hill, Sevenoaks

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent


Discover the exotic garden in the heart of the English countryside at Emmetts Garden Emmetts Garden is a stunning Edwardian gardens influenced by William Robinson. This delightful informal woodland garden - with the highest treetop... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on short leads only.)

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens

Pembridge, Leominster

Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire

The garden is laid out around a tangle of streams and ponds and has a huge collection of moisture loving plants growing with lush abundance. Every corner brings surprises and new interest. You can climb the spiral walk of the giant mound walk through... more

  • Dogs Permitted (permitted on leads only)

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Undercliff Drive, Ventnor

Ventnor Botanic Garden, Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor Botanic Garden is a 22 acre, very lively botanic garden right by the sea. A remarkable collection of plants from all over the world, mainly from the southern hemisphere, many tender but thriving here given enough shelter. Naturalised giant... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Cliveden National Trust

Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead

Cliveden National Trust, Cliveden Road, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire


Explore the fantastic gardens of Cliveden 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,... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Under close control in the woodlands only)

Threave Estate

Castle Douglas

Threave Estate, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway


Explore one of the Finest Gardens in Scotland Threave´s spectacular gardens have been created over the years by students of the National Trust For Scotlands´s School of Practical Gardening. The gardens are constantly evolving to... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in parkland. Assistance dogs only in garden.)

Erddig

Wrexham

Erddig, Wrexham, Wrexham


Explore the stunning gardens at Erddig Erddig, remarkable for its delightful 18th century `Dutch´ garden with canal, formal allees, pleached limes, and beautifully trained fruit trees. Later Victorian additions include a flower... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs welcome on leads in country park.)

Attadale Gardens

Strathcarron

Attadale Gardens, Strathcarron, Highland

Attadale House was built in 1755 by Donald Matheson. Gardens and woodlands were started in 1890 by Baron Schroder and planted with rhododendrons, azaleas and specimen trees. Since the storms of the 1980s, owners Ewen and Nicky Macpherson have planted... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Trentham

Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent

Trentham, Stone Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads)

Hanbury Hall & Gardens

School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa

Hanbury Hall & Gardens, School Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire


Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era Hanbury Hall is a restored formal 18th century garden with fruit trees, wilderness and sunken geometric parterre of clipped box. Architectural features, also restored,... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads in park and short leads in stableyard. Assistance dogs only in gardens.)

Montacute House

Montacute, Yeovil

Montacute House, Montacute, Yeovil, Somerset


Explore the stunning grounds of and Elizabethan House Montacute House and gardens is a simple, elegant, Elizabethan garden comprised largely of green spaces, of lawns and processions of clipped yews. Most memorable is the formal... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs under control in parkland. On leads in garden during winter season.)

Chirk Castle

Chirk, Wrexham

Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, Wrexham


Explore beautifully cultivated gardens at Chirk Castle In the formal garden of Chirk Castle are substantial clipped yews, rose garden and climbers on the castle wall. Further on the garden is more informal, with a thatched `Hawk... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads, assistance dogs only in formal gardens.)

Lyme Park, House & Garden

Disley, Stockport

Lyme Park, House & Garden, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire


Explore the magnificent Lyme Park, Surrounded by stunning Parkland Lyme Park is a 17 acre high-Victorian garden boasting impressive, colourful bedding schemes, an Edwardian rose garden, Jekyll-style herbaceous border of hot colours,... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Under close control in park only (on leads in some areas).)

Clovelly Court Gardens

Clovelly, Bideford

Clovelly Court Gardens, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon

After the exertions of climbing up and down the village, it’s easy to forget to pop into Clovelly Gardens. But this lovely little Victorian Walled Garden, entered through ornate wrought-iron gates, is a treat just as much for keen gardeners as it is... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads)

Hughenden

High Wycombe

Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Explore the beautifully renovated gardens at Hughenden Hughenden Manor garden is re-created from the colourful 1860s designs of Benjamin Disraeli´s wife, Mary Anne, used as his private retreat from the rigours of parliamentary life... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome under close control in park and woodland.)

Greenway

Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham

Greenway, Greenway Road, Brixham, Devon


Unravel the mystery of Greenwood Greenway is a secret woodland garden, situated on the banks of the River Dart. The beautiful house was once the holiday home to the world renowned murder mystery author Agatha Christie. The garden... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On short leads in Garden (tethering rings available in Courtyard))

Winkworth Arboretum

Hascombe Road, Godalming

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey


Discover a fantastic day out at Winkworth Arboretum It doesn’t matter what time of year you decide to head to Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming, Surrey, you’ll always be rewarded with a fabulous plant display. In spring, fat blossoms... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads)

Ickworth

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds

Ickworth, The Rotunda, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk


Explore stunning Italianate Gardens and acres of breathtaking Parkland at Ickworth The gardens at Ickworth were designed to reflect the Italianate nature of the remarkable late 18th century house commissioned by Frederick Augustus... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs welcome (on leads near livestock) and close to house. Assistance dogs only in Italianate gardens.)
Houghton Lodge Gardens, Stockbridge, Hampshire

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Dunham Massey

Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham

Dunham Massey, Stamford Military Hospital, Altrincham, Greater Manchester


Discover the beautiful gardens of Dunham Massey 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... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome on leads in deer-park and walks around the estate.)

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh

Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

? 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 the pretty Garden Terrace Cafe (there's also a restaurant for... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Parham Gardens

Parham Park, Storrington, Pulborough

Parham Gardens, Parham Park, Pulborough, West Sussex

There are two gardens at Parham - the 18th century Pleasure Grounds, 7 acres of rolling lawns leading gently down to the brick and turf maze and lake, specimen trees, with fine vistas to the South Downs - and the magnificent 4 acre walled garden with... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Pinetum Gardens

Holmbush, St Austell

Pinetum Gardens, Holmbush, St Austell, Cornwall

The 30 acre Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens, comprises gardens within a garden, which hold a wide range of some 6000 plants, all of which are labelled. In addition to rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias - so familiar in Cornish gardens - there... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Must be on a short lead)

Callendar House Gardens

Callendar park, Falkirk

Callendar House Gardens, Callendar park, Falkirk, Falkirk

Callendar House Park surrounding Callendar House, includes a Georgian Garden growing traditional plants from the Georgian period. There is also a boating lake, children´s play area and woodland walks.... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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