Welcome to British Essential Gardens

Essential British Gardens is a digest of some of the finest gardens and arboretums throughout Britain & the Republic of Ireland. It is based on the original author’s experiences and those of other keen gardening friends. We are most grateful to them and all those readers of the uk.rec.gardening newsgroup who have helped with the compilation of this assemblage of gardens scattered throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Inevitably, it is a subjective assembly and not comprehensive.

Many of the links to gardens in the following pages are to sites managed by The National Trust (NT), The National Trust for Scotland (NTS), Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), English Heritage (EH) and Parks & Gardens UK.