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Dyrham Park

Dyrham, Bath

Dyrham Park, Dyrham, Bath, Gloucestershire


Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park The magnificent formal gardens of Dyrham Park were laid out when the grand house was built but became unfashionable by the late 18th century. They were largely cleared away or filled in when the... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome in car park only (exercise area at far end).)

West Dean Gardens

West Dean, Chichester

West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex

West Dean Gardens is one of the greatest gardens open to the public in England. Creatively inspired by its rich heritage and South Downs setting, the gardens include a Walled Kitchen Garden, Sunken Garden (winner of the Sussex Heritage Trust's... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times.)

Chiswick House & Gardens

Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London

Chiswick House & Gardens, Burlington Lane, London, London


Discover the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement One of West Londons hidden gems, Chiswick house is a classic example of beautiful 18th century British architecture. The Londoners have been seeking sanctuary in these... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads in the grounds only)

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.)
Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent


Discover the gardens of Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn The spectacular Edwardian gardens at Hever Castle were laid out between 1904 and 1908 by Joseph Cheal & Son. One of the most magnificent areas of the gardens is... 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)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Under control in estate woodlands. On leads in garden and meadow)

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

  • 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.)

Forde Abbey

Chard

Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

A magnificent 12th Century former Cistercian monastery, Forde Abbey now ranks as one of the top ten gardens in England. Built beside the banks of the River Axe in the rolling Dorset hills, this outstanding stately home is surrounded by 30 acres of... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Trelissick Garden

Feock, Truro

Trelissick Garden, Feock, Truro, Cornwall


Find Inspiration at Trelissick Garden The tranquil Trelissick Garden originally planted in 1937, contains a superb collection of tender and exotic plants. Beautifully positioned at the head of the Fal estuary, the estate commands... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads in the park, woodland walks and surrounding garden. Assistance dogs only in garden.)

Dunster Castle

Dunster, Minehead

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset


Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Dunster Castle has a hilltop garden, lawn and interesting rare shrub borders. Below there are formal woodland terraces and along the river, opulent sub-tropical plantings of... more

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

Arduaine Garden

Arduaine, Oban

Arduaine Garden, Arduaine, Oban, Argyll & Bute


Explore the stunning Arduaine Garden Breathe in the fresh air and take a scenic stroll through Arduaine Garden, a wonderful garden tucked in the west coast of Scotland that benefits from the warming effect of the Gulf Stream... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Well behaved dogs welcome on short leads.)

Polesden Lacey

Great Bookham, Dorking

Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Dorking, Surrey


Explore the stunning grounds at Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey has a 30 acre garden spanning several centuries, with a long terrace walk offering fine views across the valley. The Edwardian walled garden is formally planted including... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads in designated parts of the grounds, under close control on landscape walks, estate and farmland.)

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.)

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)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Well behaved dogs welcome in the gardens and Country Park except the Walled Garden.)

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.)

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.)

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)

Wimpole Estate

Arrington, Royston

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire


Explore the beautiful Wimpole Estate Wimpole Hall has a twenty-acre garden with a 350-acre park beyond. The garden has undergone several phases of landscape and garden design since the 17th century. The park has been landscaped by... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome on leads in the park.)

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Park, Sheffield

Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Sheffield, Derbyshire

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Ragley Hall

Alcester

Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire

Warwickshire 1680. Robert Hooke designed Ragley just 15 years after his work started rebuilding London with Sir Christopher Wren, caused by The Great Fire of London. Ragley’s magnificent proportions are created in the Italian style after Andrea... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads (park only))

Burton Agnes Hall Gardens

Burton Agnes, Driffield

Burton Agnes Hall Gardens, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Burton Agnes is a magnificent Elizabethan Hall surrounded by lawns and topiary yew bushes and beautiful award winning gardens. The eastern aspect of the house showcases a classical pond with beautiful fountains and a newly created pebble mosaic. To... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Hinton Ampner

Alresford

Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire


Explore the highly distinctive gardens of Hinton Ampner House The gardens of Hinton Ampner House were laid out by the scholarly Ralph Dutton in the middle of the 20th century with great regard to line, landscape and historical... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Permitted in Parkland. Assistance dogs only in formal gardens & House)

Achamore Gardens

Isle of Gigha

Achamore Gardens, Isle of Gigha, Argyll & Bute

Situated on the stunning, tranquil community-owned Isle of Gigha, one of the Hebridean Islands, sit 54 acres of wonderful sub-tropical plants – the Achamore Gardens. With the warming influence of the North Atlantic Drift providing an atmosphere in... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads, Assistance dogs welcome)

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)

Osborne House

East Cowes

Osborne House, East Cowes


Explore the Royal Gardens at Osborne House Osborne House and gardens were originally designed by Prince Albert and Cubitt for the Royal Family. The Italianate designs for the terraced formal gardens, complement the house. They... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on lead are now allowed in certain areas of the Osborne estate)
Mellerstain House & Gardens, Gordon, Scottish Borders

Mellerstain's acres of beautiful parkland were first laid out in 1725 by William Adam. The formal gardens we enjoy today were designed by Sir Reginald Blomfied in 1910, in an Italian style sympathetic to the 18th century layout. Situated to the... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Wightwick Manor & Gardens

Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton

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


Explore the beautiful gardens of Wightwick Manor 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... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome on leads in garden.)

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.)

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Bedgebury Road, Cranbrook, Kent

Bedgebury National Pinetum is the sort of natural treasure that England does so well. Open year round and beautiful in all seasons, enjoy the fabulous display of one of the worlds most complete collections of conifers with a network of pathways for... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads in the Pinetum)

Acorn Bank Garden

Temple Sowerby, Penrith

Acorn Bank Garden, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, Cumbria


Take a Stroll through Acorn Bank Garden Acorn Bank Garden, a pretty walled garden in Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, is home to more than 200 species of herbs plus some delightful fruit orchards. A National Trust property, this is... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Permitted on leads)

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

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads in Park & Estate walks. Dog bowls and posts available.)

Shugborough Estate

Milford, Stafford

Shugborough Estate, Milford, Stafford, Staffordshire


Explore the wonderful Georgian manor and its beautiful grounds at Shugborough Estate Shugborough Hall, an important 18th century riverside garden, houses temples, ruins and memorials set amongst trees and winding shrubberies.... more

  • Dogs Permitted (On leads and only in parkland and gardens)

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.)

Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield

Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Henfield, West Sussex

Exciting prairie garden of approx. 8 acres planted in the naturalistic style using 50,000 plants of over 1000 different varieties. A colourful garden featuring a huge variety of ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials. Expect layers of... more

  • Dogs Permitted (We love dogs at Sussex Prairie Gardens and we are one of the few gardens that welcome them. We provide water bowls at the cafe. We do ask that you please keep them under control on a short lead and that you clear up after them. We provide bags and bins.)

Roundhay Park & Tropical World

Roundhay Park, Princes Avenue, Leeds

Roundhay Park & Tropical World, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Roundhay Park & Tropical World are set in 700 acres of Park and gardens. A Green Flag winning parkland, discover lakes, woodlands, rolling parkland, a castle folly, formal bedding and raised carpet bed designs. You can also find re-interpretations of... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Only in Park - only assistance dogs allowed in Tropical World)
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.)

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden

Iford Manor, Iford, Bradford on Avon

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, Iford Manor, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Occupied since Roman times, the secluded and peaceful Iford valley provides a welcome break from the pressures of modern life. A visit to the tranquil, Italianate gardens is “like stepping into another world” (Ben Pentreath, 2016) and has been... more

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

Buscot Park

Estate Office, Faringdon

Buscot Park, Estate Office, Faringdon, Oxfordshire


Discover, Buscot Park, a magnificent stately mansion and intimate family home Part owed by the National Trust and part owned by Lord Faringdon, Buscot House in Oxfordshire has fabulous grounds to explore across the seasons. The... more

  • Dogs Permitted (In Paddock (overflow car park) only)

Gunby Hall & Gardens

Gunby, Spilsby

Gunby Hall & Gardens, Gunby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire


Discover the charming Gunby Hall and Gardens 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... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs welcome on leads in the gardens, courtyard tea-room terrace and grounds.)

Copped Hall and Garden

Stables Courtyard, Epping

Copped Hall and Garden, Stables Courtyard, Epping, Essex

Copped Hall: This is a garden under restoration with touches of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian. It is a garden of varying levels, lawns, trees and 'garden theatre'. It is a garden to visit repeatedly over the years to follow the restoration. We have a... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Kailzie Gardens

Kailzie, Peebles

Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Dating back to the 1300s, the house at Kailzie has passed through many an aristocratic hand but it wasn’t until 1962 when present owner Lady Buchan-Hepburn got to grips with the wilderness that surrounds it that the present garden you see today... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

Cragside

Rothbury, Morpeth

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland


Explore an Extraordinary Victorian House and Gardens The variety and scale of Cragside´s gardens are incredible. Surrounding the house on all sides is one of the largest `hand-made´ rock gardens in Europe. In the Pinetum below,... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Welcome on leads outdoors)

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).)

Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire


Explore Wollaton Hall and Deer park, Nottingham Wollaton Hall stands on a natural hill 2 miles west of Nottingham City Centre. Located on 500 acres of historic deer park, with a rich diversity of habitats and species. See herds of... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs must be kept on Leads)
Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria

Hutton-in-the-Forest´s Walled Garden is the main attraction dating from the 1730s. It contains an increasing collection of herbaceous plants, as well as many fruits trained to the walls, at its most beautiful in the summer months. The Terraces round... more

  • Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)

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