Gardens

  • Highdown Gardens

    A 9 acre chalkpit garden on the southern slope of Highdown Hill with rock plants and flowering shrubs which thrive on lime soil. There is a collection of spring bulbs and a rose garden, paeonies and autumn berries.The Chalk Garden at Highdown is the achievement of Sir Frederick and Lady Read more [...]

  • High Beeches Gardens

    Twenty seven acres of magnificent woodland and water gardens, full of rare, exotic and unusual plants; RHS award winning plants, a botanical treasure trove, and one of the great gardens of Sussex. The plant collection includes specimens from many parts of the world and Champion trees – supreme examples of Read more [...]

  • Gertrude Jekyll’s Garden

    Fifteen years ago this garden was nothing more than an unkempt jungle. Furthermore, the owners didn’t realise when they bought the property, that underneath this jungle were the foundations of a gem of a garden. In fact it was the garden that Gertrude Jekyll had designed in 1908 for Charles Read more [...]

  • Athelhampton House and Gardens

    The Athelhampton gardens are full of variety, the formal architecture is balanced by woodland scenes. The formal gardens were built between 1891-1899 by Alfred Cart de Lafontaine. The Great Court, with its striking Pyramid shaped yew trees is our most famous of gardens. Originally planted to punctuate the corners of Read more [...]

  • Abbotsbury Gardens

    Abbotsbury Gardens is a mixture of formal and informal flowers, world famous for it’s Camellia groves and magnolias. Noted in Dorset for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections and the charming Victorian Garden. Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle. This Read more [...]

  • Palm House Botanic Gardens

    The Palm House is one of the earliest examples of a curvilinear and cast iron glasshouse. Its constuction was initiated by the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society in the 1830s. The two wings were completed in 1840, and were built by Richard Turner of Dublin, who later built the Great Read more [...]

  • Castle Ward (NT)

    Formal and landscape gardens with specimen shrubs and trees. Woodland, lakeside and parkland walks with stunning viewpoints. Visit the horses, pigs and hens in the farmyard. Castle Ward was built in the 1760s by the first Lord Bangor, Bernhard Ward, and his wife Anne. It was built of Bath stone Read more [...]

  • Tatton Park (NT)

    The 20 hectare garden contains an authentic Japanese garden, Italian garden, orangery, fernery, rose garden and pinetum. Fabulous lakeside and woodland paths in the 1,000acre deer park and special interest walks. Other features include the Tudor old hall, a 1930s working rare breeds farm, a children’s play area and speciality Read more [...]

  • Muncaster Castle

    Described as the ‘Gateway to Paradise’ by John Ruskin, Muncaster gardens offer over 70 acres of wild beauty. The spectacular views of the Lakeland Fells act as backdrop to the rare and unusual plants in the rugged Himalayan Garden, the yew pillars on the Georgian Terrace Walk and the delightful Read more [...]

  • Leighton Hall

    Leighton Hall’s grounds are well worth exploring. The estate stretches over some 1,550 acres. As well as landscaped parkland and woodland walks, Leighton is the home of a very pretty 19th century walled garden. This garden is the realm and the passion of Mrs Suzie Gillow Reynolds. Not a lover Read more [...]

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