• Hestercombe Gardens

    Hestercombe is a unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. All have undergone acclaimed restoration works, and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. Hestercombe Gardens welcomes visitors all year round. Covering more than 40 acres Read more [...]

  • Goldney House

    One of the lesser known treasures of Bristol is the garden of Goldney House, in the centre of Clifton. Created in the early 18th century by the Quaker merchant, Thomas Goldney III, the garden consists of a formal parterre, a herb garden, an orchard now replanted with original species, a Read more [...]

  • Hadspen Castle Garden and Nursery

    The basic Victorian design of Hadspen Garden was conceived by Margaret Hobhouse in order to give a setting to the 18th century Hobhouse home. Around 1960, noted garden expert Penelope Hobhouse started restoring the garden, and that restoration continues today under the direction of garden writer and nurseryman Nori Pope Read more [...]

  • Heale Gardens and Plant Centre

    Heale House and its 8 acres of beautiful gardens, lie beside the River Avon. The garden provides a wonderfully varied collection of plants, shrubs, and roses growing in the formal setting of clipped hedges and mellow stonework, which are at their best in June and July. Particularly lovely in spring Read more [...]

  • Ford Abbey

    The Gardens of Forde Abbey surround the 12th century Cistercian Monastery, a private home since 1650. They extend over 30 informal acres, which draw the visitor onwards to discover plants of interest and beauty throughout the year. Plantings survive from 1700, although much has been achieved in recent years. Ancient Read more [...]

  • Glendurgan Garden (NT)

    A beautiful valley garden created in the 1820s and developed over many years by the Fox family, leading down to the beach at Durgan on the Helford River. Glendurgan is noted for its fantastic laurel maze and ‘Giant’s Stride’ maypole and its abundance of spring blooms. Outstanding displays of magnolias Read more [...]

  • The Garden House

    A 10 acre garden centred around the romantic ruins of a 16th century vicarage with extraordinary variety of planting _and more than 6,000 different varieties. Terraced walled garden, cottage, quarry and South African gardens. Spring bulbs, rhododendrons, camellias, wisteria bridges and acer glade. Over 6,000 plant varieties givingæinterest and beautifulæcolour Read more [...]

  • Docton Mill and Garden

    An ancient mill and restored waterways. The garden has been created in a wild valley 1000 metres from the sea and is an all-season garden. Apart from the water features it includes a bog garden, rockery with natural outcrops, and woodland gardens. Narcissi, primulas, shrub roses, specimen trees, herbaceous and Read more [...]

  • East Lambrook Manor Garden

    The garden at East Lambrook Manor is recognised throughout the world as the Home of English Cottage Gardening’, having been created in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s by the late gardening icon, Margery Fish. Mrs Fish entered the world of gardening late in her life and as a novice she Read more [...]

  • By the Way

    By The Way is an organic smallholding and garden situated on the north west boundary of the New Forest National Park. The collection of 200 Montana plants represents fifty five named cultivars, the oldest having been planted more than twenty years ago. More are added regularly as old and new Read more [...]

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