• 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 [...]

  • Kingston Maurward Gardens

    Kingston Maurward Gardens are set deep in Hardy’s Dorset and are listed on the English Heritage register of gardens. The 35 acres of classical 18th century parkland and lawns sweep majestically down to the lake from the Georgian house. The Edwardian gardens include a croquet lawn, rainbow beds, herbaceous borders 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 [...]

  • West Dean Gardens

    West Dean is an extensive 90 acre downland garden with everything on a generous scale. There is a pergola, 90 metres long, as long as any pergola in England and a fully-planted kitchen garden of more than a hectare. The glasshouses with the exception of three are all heated, albeit Read more [...]

  • Wakehurst Place (NT)

    The National Trust’s most visited place. Open throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The varied landscape is of international significance for its beautiful botanic gardens and tree collections, as well as for its science-based plant conservation and research. A feast for 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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