Gardens

  • Leicester University Botanic Gardens

    The four once-separate gardens have been merged into a single entity, whose 16 acres of lovingly cultivated grounds and greenhouses, display a wide variety of features and environments. The formal planting centres around a restored Edwardian garden. Other planting includes an arboretum, a herb garden, woodland and herbaceous borders, rock Read more [...]

  • Lea Rhododendron Gardens

    A four acre garden of species and hybrid rhododendrons, azaleas, kalmias and camellias in a medieval quarry amongst woodland with some 650 varieties of rhododendrons which give colour from March to July with extensive rock gardens giving added interest. Orchids, meconopis, celmisias and conifers are liberally spread around the garden Read more [...]

  • Kyre Park Garden

    The garden consists of 29 acres and was laid out in 1754 by Capability Brown and has recently been restored. It includes waterfalls, lakes, a mediaeval dovecote, a Jacobean barn, a belvedere and a folly. If you are into ferns, you’ll enjoy the large collection on display.

  • How Caple Court Gardens

    The 11 acre gardens of How Caple Court date from Edwardian times and are set high above the River Wye with views toward the Forest of Dean and the Welsh Mountains. Formal terraces with yew hedges, pools, statues and a traditional rose garden contrast with less formal plantings of mature Read more [...]

  • Hodnet Hall Gardens

    Beautiful woodland walks through trees and shrubs in 63 acres of flowering lakeside gardens. A superb collection of rhododendrons. The driving force behind the current layout of the gardens was the present occupant’s father, Brigadier A.G.W. Heber-Percy. In the 1920s he set out to create a union between the old Read more [...]

  • Hergest Croft Gardens

    The gardens of over 70 acres contain one of the finest and most thriving collections of exotic trees and shrubs, including the National Collections of Acer (excl japonicum, palmatum cvs), Betula and Zelkova. in the British Isles. With more than 5000 rare trees and shrubs described as ‘one of the Read more [...]

  • Haddon Hall

    The garden is famous for its medieval terraces. These lead down in a cascade to the River Wye, and the garden contains a veritable archive of old-fashioned roses, clematis, and other plants including herbs of every kind, many planted when the house was restored this century.

  • Felley Priory

    An old-fashioned garden, around an Elizabethan house. Daffodils, herbaceous border, pond, topiary and rose garden. The present layout of the garden began in 1976 when the yew hedges were planted to afford shelter for herbaceous borders kept in flower from May to October. In the garden are pergolas and knot Read more [...]

  • Dam Farm House Gardens

    The garden is beautifully situated down a long drive past a 6 acre lake. An attractive Derbyshire farmhouse with a fabulous view is in the centre of the garden which has been made from a field since 1980. The garden consists of a series of gardens separated by beech and Read more [...]

  • Chatsworth House and Garden

    The 105 acre garden is a magical landscape, beautiful in all seasons, and it can be visited separately from the house. It has evolved over more than 450 years, and continues to change today. There are five miles of walks with rare trees, shrubs, formal hedges, temples, sculptures old and Read more [...]

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