Gardens

  • Merriments Gardens

    A 4 acre densely planted garden created in the 1990’s featuring herbaceous borders, unusual plants, water gardens and woodland. ‘Monet’-style garden leading into display of colour-themed borders for sun and shade, dry and moist areas. Hidden stream links two large ponds, bog garden and rock garden.

  • Marle Place Gardens

    These peaceful and privately owned gardens, first created in 1890, are the exceptional result of generations of careful attention. There are over ten acres of formal and informal planting, encircled by old woodland and orchards, typical of the ‘garden of England’. Romantic and peaceful gardens with topiary, herbaceous borders, plants Read more [...]

  • Leeds Castle

    A 3,000 acre estate originally surrounded the castle. The parkland is now much smaller, but still contains farms, woodland, a golf course and several gardens. In the Castle grounds are aviaries, a swannery and the famous old Culpepper garden full of fragrant plants. A maze leads to an underground grotto, Read more [...]

  • Hever Castle Gardens

    The spectacular gardens at Hever Castle were laid out between 1904 and 1908 by Joseph Cheal & Son, turning marshland into the spectacular gardens you see today. One of the most magnificent areas of the gardens is the Italian Garden, which was designed to display William Waldorf Astor’s collection of Read more [...]

  • Groombridge Place Gardens

    There are 65 hectares of grounds and gardens, heavily water-biased. Though the 17th century house has a residual moat there are also formal terraced gardens and topiary appropriate to the house’s origin (1660), as well as the earlier Elizabethan walled garden which belonged to the house displaced in 1660. The Read more [...]

  • Great Dixter

    Christopher Lloyd’s garden in East Sussex is an example of cottage gardening on a larger scale. The Manor of Dixter is first noted in 1220 and structural additions were made again in 1464. In 1910 the English architect Edwin Lutyens restored Great Dixter and designed the gardens. Christopher Lloyd, the Read more [...]

  • Great Comp

    Established in 1957 by a retired couple, this garden of 7 acres now contains 3,000 named plants! Conifers, maples, rhododendrons, magnolias and good herbaceous borders edging large areas of lawn, give a restful vista of semi-woodland effect. Areas of stonework close to the house with a sunken garden centred with Read more [...]

  • Goodnestone Park

    A skilfully designed 15 acre garden with well-maintained lawns, a tree collection, shrubs, heathers, herbaceous plants, walls and terraces. Connections with Jane Austin who visited many times. The Walled Garden is Goodnestone’s most renowned and popular area, and many visitors think that the central view through the succession of mellow Read more [...]

  • Emmetts Garden (NT) (V)

    Charming Emmetts is an Edwardian estate that was owned by Frederic Lubbock, and was a plantsman’s passion and a much-loved family home. Emmetts garden is on an 18 acre site adjoining the National Trust’s Toys Hill properties and offering wonderful views over The Weald. Emmetts is one of the highest Read more [...]

  • Doddington Place Gardens

    Doddington Place is surrounded by wooded countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs. The lovely landscaped gardens, recognised of being of historical importance by English Heritage, are set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion and cover ten acres. The gardens have been open Read more [...]

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