Gardens

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Capel Manor Gardens

    Capel Manor Gardens and estate provide a colourful and scented oasis surrounding a Georgian Manor House and Victorian Stables. It offers a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at Greater London’s only specialist College of Horticulture, Floristry, Garden Design, Animal Care and Countryside Studies. There are 30 acres of 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 [...]

  • Bedgebury National Pinetum

    The Pinetum was established as the National Conifer Collection in 1925 and now has the most complete collection of conifers on one site anywhere in the world. The collection has over 10,000 tree specimens and shrubs from across five continents growing in 320 acres, including rare, historically important and endangered Read more [...]

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