Gardens

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Royal National Rose Society

    Founded in 1876, the Royal National Rose Society is a leading gardening charity dedicated to encouraging, improving and extending the science, art and practice of the cultivation and conservation of roses. The RNRS Garden has 20 acres of showground and trial grounds for new varieties of rose. Thirty thousand roses 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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