Gardens

  • Hidden Valley Gardens

    An intimate 3 acre award-winning cottage style garden and specialist plant nursery, nestled in a secluded hidden valley in Cornwall. It is a wonderfully peaceful place to sit and dream amongst the colourful borders and beds set with herbaceous perennials, shrubs and grasses, and collections of Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Dahlias. Read more [...]

  • Holbrook Garden

    This 2 acre garden is situated on the South facing Holbrook Hill just outside Sampford Peverell, the soil is heavy clay. Early interest includes wildflower meadow plantings with cowslips and fritillaries and the woodland garden. The two acres have many innovative plantings which take inspiration from natural plant communities. Vibrant Read more [...]

  • Homeyards Botanical Gardens

    The gardens were created by Maria ‘Laetitia’ Kempe Homeyard in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, and were built by Thomas Rider of Southwark, London. They were constructed on the steeply sloping patchwork of fields above the picturesque village of Shaldon in Devon. Mrs Homeyard was the widow of William Read more [...]

  • Heligan Gardens

    The restored “Lost Gardens of Heligan” will occupy a couple of hours for the committed gardener or plant lover. This massive estate has one of the finest Gardens of its period, containing 57 acres of planted gardens, 100 acres of ornamental woodlands, and 300 acres of rides and folly temples. Read more [...]

  • 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 [...]

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