• East Bergholt Place Garden

    East Bergholt Place Garden covers 20 acres and was laid out at the turn of the century by Charles Eley, great grandfather of the present owner. A fine collection of trees and shrubs, many of which are rarely seen in East Anglia and originate from the great plant hunters such Read more [...]

  • Chippenham Park Gardens

    Chippenham Park was created at the very end of the 17th century as an ‘Anglo-Dutch’ designed landscape comprising canals, park, and formal gardens. It was subsequently informalised by 18th and 19th century designers including William Eames and Samuel Lappidge. The gardens were restored and greatly added to by Anne Crawley Read more [...]

  • Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

    The Garden was founded in 1762 in the centre of Cambridge, but moved to its present 40 acre (16 hectares) site in 1846. Many of the Garden’s fine trees date from this early period. Half of the site remained undeveloped until the 1950s, and this ’20th century garden’ provides a Read more [...]

  • Blickling Hall (NT)

    The gardens are renowned for massive yew hedges and magnificent herbaceous borders and contain a late 18th century orangery; the parkland has a lake, sunken garden and good walks.

  • Beth Chatto’s Gardens

    The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960. From an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside. Beth’s special expertise is in her familiarity with plants’ suitability to varying soils and conditions, her own garden being Read more [...]

  • Audley End House and Park (EH) (V)

    Explore gardens that were among the largest and most opulent in Jacobean England. Idyllic 18th century ‘Capability’ Brown parkland surrounds Audley End House. It includes Robert Adam’s neo-classical Teahouse Bridge, the Temple of Concord built to celebrate George III’s recovery from insanity, and the early Victorian garden, which recently underwent Read more [...]

  • Anglesey Abbey (NT)

    Anglesey Abbey is a country house, formerly a priory, in the village of Lode, 5 ¹⁄₂ miles northeast of Cambridge. The Abbey is surrounded by 98 acres of outstanding landscaped and wildlife gardens plus arboretum, with wonderful statues, a display of hyacinths in spring, and magnificent herbaceous borders and dahlia Read more [...]

  • Alby Crafts Gardens

    A plantsman’s garden of four and a half acres of island beds and borders are separated by wide expanses of grass in which are set specimen trees. The beds contain a wide variety of unusual plants and shrubs of special interest to the knowledgeable gardener. At different times of the Read more [...]

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