• Herterton House

    One acre of formal garden within stone walls around a sixteenth century farmhouse. This small garden is a delight to the eye with excellent colour coordination and some unusual species. Also a small topiary and a physic garden.

  • Crook Hall Gardens

    Crook Hall built in the 13th century is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham. The Hall is a jumble of buildings reflecting its historical development. A medieval Hall merges into a Jacobean section with an attached Georgian house. The house is surrounded by 6 acres of romantic gardens Read more [...]

  • Brodsworth Hall (EH)

    Brodsworth Hall and gardens have remained virtually untouched since the 1860s. The gardens include formal terraces, a croquet lawn, summerhouse, a romantic quarry garden and a curious ‘target house’.

  • Castle Howard

    Magnificent 18th century palace surrounded by extensive landscaped grounds. The walled garden contains over 400 old roses. James Russell started the garden in 1975 and occupies a large square area that has long been devoted to vegetables. The southern half is Lady Cecilia’s Garden; the northern half is divided into Read more [...]

  • Constable Burton Hall Gardens

    The atmosphere of Constable Burton Hall Gardens has evolved over time: from the Elizabethan period, with its more formal concept of sweeping lawns and parterre terraced gardens, to the present day, with its more informal design. Within the terraced woodland garden, fine trees have matured over many years. These include Read more [...]

  • Cragside (NT)

    Enter the world of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was a wonder of its age. It was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity and is crammed full of ingenious gadgets. The gardens are incredible. One of the largest rock Read more [...]

  • Yalding Organic Gardens

    Yalding Organic Gardens started with the generous gift of 10 acres of land, and a sum of money in trust, from Donald and Pixie Cooper, who owned an organic farm at Yalding; with the intention of setting-up a display garden for the Henry Doubleday Research Association – now Garden Organic. Read more [...]

  • Wrest Park House and Gardens (EH)

    It is the gardens of Wrest Park that make it special. Over a period of 150 Years the de Grev family employed only the most talented and up-to-date designers and landscape artists. Take a walk around the vast 90 acres. You will travel from 1700 to 1850, through three distinct Read more [...]

  • Woburn Abbey

    A 22 acre garden designed by Wyattville with recent restoration of ‘The Duchess’ rose garden . A unique hornbeam maze with an 18th century temple by Chambers. The 3,000 acre deer park was landscaped by Humphry Repton in the early 19th century and contains an abundance of wildlife, including nine Read more [...]

  • Walmer Castle and Gardens (EH)

    Henry VIII’s coastal fort was for many years residence of the Lords warden of the Cinque Ports. The delightful gardens which surround it owe much to the two Lords Warden, William Pitt and Earl Granville. The herbaceous borders are particularly lovely, and at their best in the summer months. The Read more [...]

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