• Dorneywood Garden (NT)

    Dorneywood was left to the National Trust by Lord Courtauld-Thomson in 1942 with instructions that it was to be used as an official residence by the Prime Minister of the day, or a senior cabinet minister. On his death in 1954, his estate was arranged to create a fund, known Read more [...]

  • Castle Ashby Gardens

    An Elizabethan mansion, seat of the 7th Marquess of Northampton with a combination of 18th and 19th century garden styles. A mature arboretum shelters a charming Italian garden with formal ponds, terracotta vases and topiary. The arboretum contains some superb mature trees, especially the layering horse chestnut and the weeping Read more [...]

  • Cliveden (NT)

    A country retreat on a grand scale, Cliveden’s magnificent gardens and breath-taking views have been admired for centuries. The 152 hectares of garden and woodland include a magnificent parterre, a water garden and miles of woodland walks with spectacular views of the Thames. Cliveden was once the glittering hub of Read more [...]

  • Coton Manor Garden

    The manor house dates from 1662 with later additions. This is a traditional 10 acre English garden which includes terraces, a rose garden, woodland garden, water garden, herbaceous borders, herb garden and bluebell wood with a large range of unusual plants.

  • Bourton House

    Imaginatively planted 3 acre garden in a delightful Cotswold setting. There is a profusion of excitingly planted containers, from lead cisterns to stone troughs and a myriad of terracotta pots. Also featured are a knot garden, herbaceous and colour borders, a potager, topiary and an exciting shade house. A fountain Read more [...]

  • Brook Cottage

    The 4 acre garden has been formed by a plantswoman and an architect almost entirely since 1964 on the west facing slope of the valley which divides the villages of Shenington and Alkerton. Apart from a small area above the 17th century house (not open) the whole site consisted of Read more [...]

  • Barnsley House Gardens

    When David Verey inherited Barnsley House from his father in 1950, the garden was suffering from lack of wartime labour. David and Rosemary began to redesign the garden in 1960, and have combined a feeling of 17th century with their 20th century planting. Patterns, vistas and year-long interest all create Read more [...]

  • Batsford Arboretum

    The earliest verifiable recorded history of Batsford Park which includes the arboretum dates back to the early part of the 17th Century. We know a substantial house existed on the site at that time which went on to be altered and extended over the next two hundred years. In common Read more [...]

  • Bishop’s Palace

    The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset is the only living Bishop’s Palace in England. We have recently been made an RHS partner garden and our gardens are one of our key features which visitors, members and tourists all love to enjoy. Open daily throughout the year we have a programme Read more [...]

  • Arley Hall and Gardens

    Arley Hall is home to Viscount Ashbrook and his family. Within its eight acres of formal gardens, South West of the house, are many different areas, each with its own distincitve character. Arley Hall gardens were largely laid out in the 1840s, but every generation has added something since. There Read more [...]

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