Gardens

  • Dawyck Botanic Garden

    Dawyck, a substation of Edinburgh Botanic Garden, is dominated by its historic conifers, many of which are outstanding examples of their kind. Champion specimens thrive here, because although the harsh climate engenders slower growth, this leads in time to sturdier, longer-lived specimens. In addition to its wealth of North American Read more [...]

  • Brodick Castle (NTS)

    Brodick Castle is a castle situated outside the port of Brodick on the Isle of Arran, an island in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. It was previously a seat of the Dukes of Hamilton, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Contains one of the finest collections Read more [...]

  • Broughton House Garden (NTS)

    A fascinating small garden with Japanese influences and many surprises. An eighteenth century house with a twentieth century garden by the Artist E A Hornel, who lived here from 1901-33. He was interested in oriental art and the garden reflects this taste. A large cherry tree overhangs the pond surrounded 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 [...]

  • Wisley Garden (RHS)

    Gifted to the Society in 1903, Wisley, the flagship of the Royal Horticultural Society, has been inspiring gardeners for nearly 100 years and has evolved over time into a world-class garden. As well as being the Society’s centre for horticultural science and education, it is a working model of the Read more [...]

  • Winkworth Arboretum (NT)

    Hillside woodland with two lakes, many rare trees and shrubs and fine views. Established in the 20th century, this hillside arboretum now contains over 1,000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare. The most impressive displays are in spring for bluebells and azaleas, autumn for colour. Wildlife abounds. National 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 [...]

  • Vann

    A 5 acre garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll. Formal yew walk, quarter acre pond and water garden, spring bulbs, woodland, azaleas. A not-to-be-missed garden. Open for the ‘Gardens for Charity’ scheme (see ‘yellow book’) or by appointment; Telephone: (0)1428 683413(0)1428 683413.

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