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Gardening-UK - UK gardens to visit and events listed by County.

Garden Visit - Comprehensive list of gardens to visit. Including information on garden history and advice on garden tours, holidays, travel and hotels.

National Gardens Scheme - Search for gardens taking part in the National Gardens Scheme which has been opening fine gardens to the public to raise money for charity for over 75 years.

National Trust - Search for National Trust gardens by name or area. Get ideas for days out and holidays.

Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens - A mixture of formal and informal gardens, with charming walled garden walks and spectacular woodland valley views. World famous for its Camellia Groves & Magnolias, noted for its Rhododendrons and Hydrangea collections.


A Seaside Garden - Award winning garden, situated within 30 m of the sea at Kilcrohane, on the coast of West Cork.

Barnsdale - Barnsdale Gardens are the creation of Geoff Hamilton, Britains best loved television gardener and presenter of BBC TV's Gardener's World weekly gardening programme, which Geoff presented from his home at Barnsdale in Rutland.

Bordehill - Stunningly beautiful and botanically rich heritage Garden, set within over 150 acres of traditional parkland in mid Sussex.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden - Tranquil 40 acre garden offering year round interest to visitors. The Garden has a collection of over 10,000 labelled plant species in beautifully landscaped settings, including Rock Garden, Lake, Glasshouses, Winter Garden, Woodland Walk and nine National Collections.

Capel Manor Gardens - 30 acres of themed gardens surrounding a Georgian Manor House and Victorian Stables. Open seven days a week March – October and weekdays only November – February.

Castle Howard - One of Britain's finest historic houses with extensive collections and breathtaking parkland and gardens.

Chatsworth - The official Chatsworth House website. Five miles of walks with rare trees, shrubs, formal hedges, temples, sculptures old and new, streams and ponds.

Colesbourne Park - Park and bulb centre.


Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens - Winner of the Historic Houses Association / Christie's ‘Garden of the Year’ Award in 2000. Reputed to be the inspiration for Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park', Cottesbrooke Hall represents a near-perfect example of Queen Anne architecture located in a quite stunning parkland setting.

Dunge Valley - Come and visit a beautiful garden in the rolling Pennine hills, likened to a mini Bodnant.

Dyffryn Fernant Garden - An unusual and remarkable garden in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

Easton Walled Gardens - An exciting project now in its 2nd year open to the public. Twelve acres of garden are being rediscovered and this year's highlights include new borders, 'the pickery', a daffodil collection and indoor floral displays.

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Eden Project - The Eden Project has transformed a redundant quarry into an uplifting experience featuring the best in horticulture.

English Heritage - All about English Heritage and places to visit.


Fountains Abbey - Visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden near Ripon - the National Trust's most visited pay-for-entry property.

Gardens to Go - Guide to gardens in Kent, Surrey & Sussex with descriptions and lots of photos.

Gertrude Jekyll - The Manor House, Upton Grey, Hants. A Gertrude Jekyll garden which has been restored to its original 1908 plans.

Groombridge Place Gardens - Formal gardens and Enchanted Forest in Kent. Pride and Prejudice was filmed here.

Harewood House - Yorkshire's premiere historic attraction and award winning gardens. Home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood.

Hilltop Garden - Unusual and interesting annuals and perennials alongside traditional and familiar plants.

Holehird Gardens - Beautiful gardens above Windermere - the home of The Lakeland Horticultural Society.

Holly Hill Garden - An inspiring quarter acre full of many sumptuous plants and water features.

Hunmanby Grange - A working farm situated on top of the Yorkshire Wolds. As seen on 'Gardeners World'.


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Kew - The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew at Castle Howard - A wonderful arboretum set in the outstanding Howardian Hills.

London's Gardens - Guide to London's Gardens - a free content website dedicated mainly to the open spaces of London but overflows into the many wonderful places one can see in this great city.

Lost Gardens of Heligan - The award winning Lost Gardens of Heligan extend to some eighty acres of superb pleasure grounds together with a magnificent complex of walled gardens and a huge, productive vegetable garden, all fast returning to their former glory.

Lyn and Malcolm's Garden - A small private garden in Ferndown Dorset which is open as part of the National Garden Scheme.

Mount Ephraim Gardens - Splendid late Victorian mansion and gardens have magnificent views over the parkland and the Swale and Thames estuary

Oxford Gardens - Great Oxfordshire gardens to visit.

Pensthorpe - Set in 500 acres of beautiful countryside with miles of nature trails to explore through ancient fen meadows, woodland and a superb series of lakes.


Plantation Garden - A grade II English Heritage registered garden comprising of a huge gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, Italianate terrace, 'Medieval' terrace wall, woodland walkways and rustic bridge.

Renishaw Hall Gardens - Beautiful Italianate garden, park and lake in Derbyshire.

Sensory Garden Project
A garden designed specifically to be “Positive About Disabled People”. Includes a guided tour of the garden and many gardening links.

Spring Reach - An award winning plant nursery one of South's best kept secrets. Only 5 mins drive from RHS Wisley.

Trebah - Spectacular 26 acre Cornish ravine garden, rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world. This sub-tropical paradise is home to a unique collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs winding down to a private and secluded beach on the Helford River.

Wakehurst Place - Kew's Country Garden, situated in West Sussex.

Winsford Walled Garden - An extraordinary late Victorian walled garden in North Devon open daily to the public.

Woodfall Gardens - Known as Galloway's "Secret Garden", is an atmospheric 18th Century walled garden. The walls and surrounding woodland provide shelter and give a sense of security, serenity and seclusion.

Woodlands Cottage Garden - Interesting garden open as part of the National Gardens Scheme.



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