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Calke Abbey

Ticknell, Derby

Calke Abbey, Ticknell, Derby, Derbyshire


Explore the house that time forgot and it's hauntingly beautiful gardens There’s something compelling about the faded grandeur of Calke Abbey in Ticknall, Derbyshire, its neglected paintwork and overgrown courtyard telling the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone, Brighstone

Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, Brighstone, Isle of Wight


Explore the Mottistone Manor garden Mottistone Manor garden, which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the island. Set in a sheltered valley with views to the sea, the gardens with... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (Flowerpot trail & family discovery packs available)

Tresco Abbey

Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Tresco Abbey, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Tresco Abbey Gardens defies all the preconceptions regarding what can and cannot be grown in rain-soaked, frost-cursed Britain. A perennial Kew without the glass hosting 20,000 plants. The garden is home to species from 80 countries ranging from... more

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Blenheim Palace & Gardens

Woodstock, Woodstock, Oxford

Blenheim Palace & Gardens, Woodstock, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace gardens (one of the Winners of the Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year Award 2008)are one of the great 18th century parks landscaped by `Capability´ Brown including the largest lake he ever devised. The Secret... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Hidcote

Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden

Hidcote, Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire


Explore a beautiful Arts and Crafts Garden at Hidcote 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´,... more

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Killerton

Broadclyst, Exeter

Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon


Explore the beautiful Gardens of Killerton Killerton is a famous woodland hillside garden full of splendid old and special trees including innumerable record-breaking specimens, many introduced by the plantsman Veitch, rare shrubs,... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Lyveden New Bield

Near Oundle, Peterborough

Lyveden New Bield, Near Oundle, Peterborough, Northamptonshire


Explore the Fascinating Lyveden New Bield 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... more

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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, East Budleigh, Exeter, Devon

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Drumoak, Banchory

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drumoak, Banchory, Aberdeenshire


Explore one of Royal Deeside’s top historic attractions at Drum Castle Drum Castle with its Garden of Historic Roses is a remarkably peaceful corner. Based in the Walled Garden, built around 1780, it is divided into four quadrants,... more

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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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Levens Hall

Kendal

Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

Levens Hall is one of England´s glories, a 17th century formal garden with a magnificent topiary. Depending on the time of your visit, you will find colourful, vivid spring or summer bedding, planted annually with 15000 plants, making it one of the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (Play Area & WIllow Labyrinth in Gardens. Quiz Sheet.)

Longleat Gardens

Warminster

Longleat Gardens, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat Gardens are perhaps best known as the site of the first safari park outside Africa, created in 1966. Since then, the self-confessed eccentric owner The Marquess of Bath has made the grounds to the glorious country home that was created in... more

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Heale Garden

Middle Woodford, Salisbury

Heale Garden, Middle Woodford, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Heale House has a serene waterside garden situated at the bottom of a broad, chalk valley. With formal lawned terraces running towards the south along an avenue of Robinia pseudoacacia, Italianate garden architecture and formal pools. Rambling roses... more

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Seaton Delaval Hall

The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay

Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear


Discover Seaton Delaval Hall, A place of great theatre and drama Built in the early 18th century and the best example in the country of English Baroque, Seaton Delaval Hall and Gardens was created by Sir John Van Brugh who was also... more

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Greenbank Garden

Flenders Road, Glasgow

Greenbank Garden, Flenders Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City


Find Inspiration at Greenbank Gardens Greenbank walled garden has 30 different areas to see, demonstrating different techniques and colour combinations for the amateur gardener. Plants are well labelled and are in good condition.... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Castle Drogo

Drewsteignton, Exeter

Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon


Explore a castle hidden deep in the Devon Countryside Castle Drogo and its 1920s Lutyens garden is the highest owned by the National Trust at 823 metres and lies within shelter of trees and hedges. The terraced formal garden has... more

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The Gibberd Garden

Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow

The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex

The Gibberd Garden is a highly individual creation of Sir Frederick Gibberd, the master planner of Harlow New Town. It is sited on the side of a small valley, which slopes down to a brook. Occupying some 7 acres, the garden was planned as a series of... more

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Claremont Landscape Garden

Portsmouth Road, Esher

Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey


Explore the serene Claremont Landscape Garden Claremont Landscape Garden's creation and development involved some of the great names in garden history. The first garden was begun in 1715 and later that century their delights were... more

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Groombridge Place Gardens

Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells

Groombridge Place Gardens, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Groombridge Place Gardens in Tunbridge Wells pulls off that rare feat of having stunning horticultural displays for adults to admire while simultaneously having a whole load of features to entertain the kids. Stroll around the Knot Garden - tulip... more

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Wrest Park

Silsoe, Luton

Wrest Park, Silsoe, Luton, Bedfordshire


Explore an English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park Wrest Park´s formal gardens are a fascinating history of gardening styles laid out over one and a half centuries. Explore the ornate... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

The Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park

Windsor Great Park, via Wick Road, Englefield Green

The Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park, Windsor Great Park, Englefield Green, Surrey

The Valley Gardens, part of The Royal Landscape, is a woodland garden on a grand scale, set beneath majestic trees with delightful views to Virginia Water lake. Over 200 acres of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and many other flowering trees and... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Haddon Hall

Bakewell

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire


Explore the Gardens of Haddon Hall 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... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill, Quy Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Discover the facinating History of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Thousands of people flock to Anglesey Abbey, Garden and Lode Mill each January to March to witness the wonderful Snowdrop Festival that takes place annually... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Lamorran House

Upper Castle Road, St Mawes

Lamorran House, Upper Castle Road, St Mawes, Cornwall

The gardens at Lamorran House were originally laid out in the 1980s by the present owners. With a large collection of palms and rare tree ferns, rhododendrons and evergreen azaleas the garden is situated on the Roseland Peninsula with panoramic views... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Somerleyton Estate Office

Manor Barn, Herringfleet Road

Somerleyton Estate Office, Manor Barn

An early Victorian stately home, built on the site of a Jacobean Mansion. The hall features fine furnishings, paintings, ornate stonework, carved wood panelling and fine state room. The gardens are renowned for their splendid specimen trees, and... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Trengwainton Garden

Madron, Penzance

Trengwainton Garden, Madron, Penzance, Cornwall

The sheltered 20th century Trengwainton Garden has an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs. Intimate and closely linked to the picturesque stream running through its valley, the garden contains a rich collection of speciality acacias and large-leaved... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Wickham Place Farm

Station Road, Wickham Bishops, Witham

Wickham Place Farm, Station Road, Witham, Essex

Wickham Place Farm Garden covers 14 acres including a 2 acre walled garden. Huge climbers, roses and wisterias cascade into wide borders bursting with shrubs, perennials and bulbs. One wisteria covers an entire wall of over 250 ft long, and is at its... more

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Plas Newydd Country House & Gardens, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon)


Explore the beautiful gardens of Plas Newydd Plas Newydd garden has both formal and informal styles. With magnificent views of the Snowdonia Peaks. The open-plan garden containing shrubs planted in the lawns to the more formal... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

Brodick, Isle of Arran

Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire


Explore a Beautiful Scottish Garden The restoration of this garden at Brodick Castle began in the early 1900s and included planting of unusual species collected by great plant hunters like George Forrest. They include plants from... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Waltham Abbey Gardens

Abbey View, Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey Gardens, Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex


Explore Waltham Abbey Gardens Waltham Abbey Gardens is an award-winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the Abbey, the last to be dissolved by Henry VIII and thought to be the site of King Harold’s grave. The... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Hill Close Gardens Trust

Bread & Meat Close, Warwick

Hill Close Gardens Trust, Bread & Meat Close, Warwick, Warwickshire

Hill Close Gardens are rare survivals of Victorian detached gardens once used by townsfolk who lived above their business and wanted to escape from the crowded town centre. Owners and tenants came here after work or on Sundays to tend to their... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Colby Woodland Garden

Amroth, Narberth

Colby Woodland Garden, Amroth, Narberth, Pembrokeshire


Discover the serenity of Colby Woodland Garden Colby Woodland Garden is an 8-acre garden with a fine display of colour in spring, with masses of dramatic rhododendrons, magnolias, sweetly scented azaleas and camellias, underplanted... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Knightshayes

Bolham, Tiverton

Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon


Explore the Beautiful Knightshayes Garden The celebrated Knightshayes Garden, was originally planned in the late 1870s and then replanted in the 1950s. Crisply-managed formal terraces and a rather formal woodland garden with a... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth

Glendurgan Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall


Explore the Exotic, peaceful tranquillity of Glendurgan Garden Glendurgan is a valley garden of great beauty created in the 1820s and developed over many years by the Fox family. Running down to the tiny village of Durgan and its... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Logie House Gardens

Logie Steading, Forres

Logie House Gardens, Logie Steading, Forres, Moray

There is evidence on old maps that there has been a garden at Logie House since the eighteenth century. In the last hundred years it changed from being ornamental and semi-productive in the early nineteen hundreds, to increased production in the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome (Any age welcome - but not rampaging through the plants!)

Belmont Gardens

Throwley, Faversham

Belmont Gardens, Throwley, Faversham, Kent

The layout of the grounds at Belmont largely date from the 1790s and form part of the Colonel Montresor’s remodelling of the Park, although the planting has been altered and added to by different generations of the Harris Family over the past two... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

The Walled Gardens of Cannington

Church Street, Cannington, Bridgwater

The Walled Gardens of Cannington, Church Street, Bridgwater, Somerset

The Walled Gardens of Cannington lie within the grounds of a medieval priory in the village of Cannington in Somerset. Having undergone extensive redevelopment, the Gardens were officially opened by HRH the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward and have been... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Ascott

Wing, Leighton Buzzard

Ascott, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire


Explore the beautiful Ascott House and Gardens Once part of the Rothschilds’ vast Ascott Estate and now run by the National Trust, Ascott Gardens, on the borders of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, are vast, sweeping classic... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

The Garden House

Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton

The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon

The Garden House has inspired numerous celebrity gardeners over the years and once you step foot in this quiet Devon valley idyll, you’ll see why. The garden is actually several gardens in one, rolling across ten acres, all with their own... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth, Doncaster

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire


Step back in time and explore the history of Brodsworth Hall Brodsworth Hall, once an opulent Victorian Hall, offers a fascinating insight into the changing fortunes of a previously wealthy family, with many of the original fixtures... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Wyken Hall Gardens

Wyken Hall, Stanton, Bury St Edmunds

Wyken Hall Gardens, Wyken Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Wyken Hall Gardens is a romantic 4 acre garden, designed in the last 25 years with a series of `rooms´ wrapped around a cosy pink house, leading into a more natural garden. The knot and herb gardens were designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd. A formal... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

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

  • Children of all ages welcome

Royal Botanic Garden

Inverleith Row, Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh


Visit Scotland's Premier Garden The Royal Botanic Garden, known locally as the `Botanics´, was established way back in 1670 and is Scotland´s premier garden. Tender plants are an important part of the Living Collections and the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Mottisfont

Romsey

Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire


Explore the beautiful gardens of Mottisfont Abbey The 19th century garden at Mottisfont Abbey is typical of the period, with sweeping lawns and stands of trees, much in the Capability Brown style. The garden is the result of the... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Logan Botanic Garden

Port Logan, Stranraer

Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Explore the Beautiful Logan Botanic Gardens Logan Botanic Garden lies at the south-western tip of Scotland, and because of the influence of the Gulf Stream, a remarkable collection of bizarre and beautiful plants flourishes outside,... more

  • Children of all ages welcome
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

  • Children of all ages welcome
Leeds Castle & Gardens, Maidstone, Kent

Leeds Castle is set in 500 acres of Kentish parkland and formal gardens, making it a sanctuary for wildlife and waterfowl. The Wood Garden is continually developed to build colour throughout the seasons, and the moat is inhabited by the Castle's... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The RHS Garden at Harlow Carr is a beautiful informal Yorkshire garden which delights and inspires the whole family! Wander through tranquil surroundings and find inspiration in the innovative and dramatic Main Borders. Stroll along the Stream side... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

Nymans

Handcross, Haywards Heath

Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex


Retreat to the tranquil gardens at Nymans Nymans beautiful extensive gardens developed throughout the 20th century by the Messel family, reflect the character of the founder and creativity of the plant hunters who explored... more

  • Children of all ages welcome

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