Gardens

  • Batsford Arboretum

    The earliest verifiable recorded history of Batsford Park which includes the arboretum dates back to the early part of the 17th Century. We know a substantial house existed on the site at that time which went on to be altered and extended over the next two hundred years. In common Read more [...]

  • Bishop’s Palace

    The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset is the only living Bishop’s Palace in England. We have recently been made an RHS partner garden and our gardens are one of our key features which visitors, members and tourists all love to enjoy. Open daily throughout the year we have a programme Read more [...]

  • Rowallane (NT)

    Rowallane is a garden for all seasons with an appeal for the plantsman or the visitor who simply enjoys a walk in beautiful surroundings. In the middle of the 19th century, the Rev John Moore took the first steps to create a garden from the farmland at Rowallane. He built Read more [...]

  • Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House (NT)

    Dramatic setting on a wild coastal headland. A landscaped estate, laid out in the late 18th century. Includes family memorials, garden, fish pond, woodland and cliff walks, as well as panoramic views of Ireland’s north coast. The Rt Rev. Dr Frederick Hervey (as he was at the time), Church of Read more [...]

  • 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 [...]

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