• Claremont Landscape Garden (NT)

    One of the earliest surviving English landscape gardens, restored by the Trust to its former glory. Begun by Sir John Vanbrugh and Charles Bridgeman before 1720, the gardens were extended and naturalised by William Kent. ‘Capability’ Brown also made improvements. Home to one of the finest Lebanese cedars in England. Read more [...]

  • Chelsea Physic Garden

    The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673, as the Apothecaries’ Garden, with the purpose of training apprentices in identifying plants. The collection concentrates on medicinal plants and those of ethnobotanical interest, as well as rare and endangered species. Situated in the heart of London, Chelsea Physic Garden has a Read more [...]

  • Beech Court Gardens

    Beech Court Gardens was laid out in an informal way nearly 70 years ago using the natural contours of the previously farmed land. The delightful pond was originally dug as a drinking trough for horses. The 9 acre woodland garden is an oasis of beauty and tranquility. The splendid spring Read more [...]

  • Compton Acres

    Ten acres of mature feature gardens. Each of the large gardens are unique and reflect the beauty, style and inspiration of the 1920’s Arts and Crafts movement. Typically the gardens reflect the fashion for creating a ‘Room Outside’ that offers a personal vista and experience, dependant on where one stands Read more [...]

  • West Green House Garden

    West Green House Garden could be the inspiration for a Jane Austen novel. It is a quintessentially English manor house and garden but with a twist. The garden intriguingly combines neo-classical style with flamboyant contemporary design. Its hallmark is its lavish planting and use of vibrant colour combinations, whilst retaining Read more [...]

  • Furzey Gardens

    Establised in 1922, Furzey Gardens has 8 acres of delightful informal landscape with extensive views over the New Forest towards the Isle of Wight. Beautiful banks of azaleas and rhododendrons, heathers, ferns, water garden, the strange bottle brush tree, flaming Chilean Fire trees and many other features including 3 delightful Read more [...]

  • Exbury Gardens

    Exbury Gardens were the inspiration of Lionel Nathan de Rothschild. It was his vision, his dedication and his resources which have created one of the finest woodland gardens in the country. A visitor once described Exbury as “Heaven with the gates open.” It is a garden for people young and Read more [...]

  • Borde Hill

    A Tudor mansion dating from 1580, provides a superb backdrop to the formal 17 acre Garden which flows into a series of linked ‘garden rooms’, each boasts its own distinctive character and style. Set within 200 acres of spectacular parkland, form and planting design ranging from the formality of the Read more [...]

  • Ventnor Botanic Garden

    Ventnor Botanic Garden lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous ‘Undercliff.’ This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. Indeed, it holds the warmth from its southerly aspect so well that, combined with the moderating influence of the sea, frost is Read more [...]

  • Spinners Garden

    On a slope overlooking the River Lymington valley with azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, Japanese maples, hydrangeas, and other rare shrubs interplanted with a wide variety of choice woodland and ground cover plants. Adjoining internationally known nursery. The garden at this nursery contains a wide selection of the rarer and less Read more [...]

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