• Stagshaw Garden (NT)

    There are more than 300 shrubs set among the large native oak trees, and carpets of native daffodils and bluebells in the spring. Look out for the Painters’ Palette as you wander. Here Cubby planted an array of different camellias to represent an artist’s palette, complete with a small thumb Read more [...]

  • Norton Priory Gardens

    Extending to sixteen acres these gardens include Georgian summerhouses, rock garden and stream, a 1760s three acre walled garden, rose garden, colourful borders, herb and kitchen garden. The 2.5 acre Walled Garden was built between 1757 and 1770 for the Brooke family, the owners of Norton Priory. When the Brookes Read more [...]

  • Rydal Mount Gardens

    Extensive 4 acre garden landscaped by William Wordsworth, with terraces, rare shrubs and magnificent views. All the Wordsworth family were keen gardeners and William had strong views about how a garden should look. In particular he believed that a garden should be informal and that it should harmonise with the Read more [...]

  • Sizergh Castle (NT)

    The castle is surrounded by gardens of beauty and interest; good autumn colour. Of particular interest are the two lakes and a superb rock garden. All this is set in a 1,600-acre estate crossed by public footpaths, providing short circular walks from the castle to dramatic viewpoints over Morecambe Bay Read more [...]

  • The Ridges Garden

    The Ridges, a private garden covering some 3.5 acres, is one of Lancashire’s well-known gardens to visit, having featured in the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) Yellow Book since 1995. Also known locally as Barbara Barlow’s Cottage Garden, it is now featured in the independently produced Good Gardens Guide, the ‘bible’ Read more [...]

  • Levens Hall

    There are ten wonderful acres of gardens at Levens Hall waiting to be explored and enjoyed. They include the unique collection of ancient and extraordinary topiary characters sculpted from box and yew. They rise up from a spectacular seasonal underplanting populated with an ever-changing range of over thirty thousand flowers. Read more [...]

  • Ness Botanic Gardens

    Ness Botanic Gardens (University of Liverpool) was born of one man’s passionate interest in plants and his desire to share that interest with others. Liverpool cotton merchant Arthur Kilpin Bulley began to create a garden in 1898, part of which he opened to local residents, he laid the foundations of Read more [...]

  • Halecat Garden Nurseries

    A 19th century house with garden created 40 years ago with fine views over the valley. The garden is mainly herbaceous but is imaginatively planted with interesting trees, shrubs and climbers on different levels. Includes an octagonal gazebo designed by F F Johnson. A nursery garden with 70 varieties of Read more [...]

  • Holehird

    The garden of 10 acres is set on the hillside with magnificent views. It has a great diversity of plants that grow well in this area including alpine and heather beds and a collection of Azaleas and Rhododendrons. The walled garden has excellent herbaceous displays and contains the National Collections Read more [...]

  • Holker Hall & Gardens

    Immaculately kept Gardens (25 acres in all) are part woodland, part formal and essentially Victorian in character. National award-winning gardens classed by some as “amongst the best in the world…”. Exotic trees and shrubs. Also a beech and oak walk with rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and camelias. Summer garden, rose garden Read more [...]

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