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Gardens Public

Abbey House Gardens

A 16th Century house and gardens in Wiltshire open to the public. Includes opening times and admission details, events diary, and an a-to-z guide.

Aberglasney House and Gardens

A guide to a historic house and its gardens, and their restoration by the Aberglasney Restoration Trust; provides information for visitors including opening hours, photographic tour of the gardens and event listings. Located in Llangathen.

Abriachan Garden Nursery

A three-acre garden and a nursery by Loch Ness, open to visitors; includes a guide, mail-order plant catalogue, photo gallery, and contacts.

Alnwick Garden

Historic gardens next to Alnwick Castle, recently restored from dereliction; includes background on the project, visitors' guide, and details of their cultural and educational programmes.

Ardtornish Gardens

A visitors' guide to the gardens of Ardtornish House, at Lochaline in the West Highlands of Scotland; includes a history, wildlife, maps, and contacts.

Arley Arboretum and Gardens

One of the oldest arboretums in Great Britain; provides a visitor guide with seasonal highlights to their gardens and tree collections in Worcestershire, with news and details of events and courses.

Barnsdale Gardens

Collection of individually designed gardens, first created by Geoff Hamilton; explores the gardens, courses and events, directions and hours, and membership in Oakham, Leicestershire.

Benington Lordship Gardens

Hertfordshire gardens with a Georgian manor house and Norman castle remains; particularly well known for their display of snowdrops. Includes a visitor guide, events diary, history and contacts.

Beth Chatto Gardens

Established by a well-known gardener and author to demonstrate ecological gardening; offers a guide for visitors, background, and information about facilities and services.

Bodnant Garden

An 80 acre garden above the River Conwy in North Wales, now owned by the National Trust. Includes a seasonal visitor guide, with opening times and location.

Borde Hill Garden

Created in the 1900’s with plants collected from the Himalayas, China, Burma, Tasmania and the Andes. Includes a visitors' guide to the gardens, park, and woodlands, facilities, history, and admissions.

Cae Hir Gardens

Six acres of hillside in Ceredigion turned into one of Britain’s most highly acclaimed gardens by the dedication of Dutchman Wil Akkermans; includes a history and visitor guide, with details of the tea room and plant shop.

Cally Gardens

Built 1765-1770 as the walled kitchen garden for Cally House, near Gatehouse of Fleet, now restored as a specialist nursery and open for visitors; includes a guide, history, and details of the owner's plant collecting expeditions.

Capel Manor Gardens

A visitor guide to a 30 acre estate, first established in the 13th century, in Enfield, London (also the site of Capel Manor College); with information about the gardens, events and shows, video and photo galleries, and admissions.

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

A visitor guide to the romantic gardens of a 19th century castle in Cheshire, with opening times, news and events, and information about other attractions.

Crarae Garden

The National Trust for Scotland's visitor guide to a Himalayan-style woodland garden near Inveraray, with seasonal highlights.

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

A mediaeval, Tudor and early Georgian house near Ullswater that has been home to the same family since 1679. Includes a visitor guide to the mansion and its gardens, and details of self catering accommodation available.

Docwra's Manor Garden

Gardens created in the grounds of a Hertfordshire manor house, part of which may date from the 15th century agricultural revival after the Black Death; with a history, virtual tour, and opening times.

Drummond Gardens

A visitors' guide to one of the finest formal gardens in Europe, the gardens of Drummond Castle, Muthill, near Crieff, with photo galleries, history, and details of admissions.

Easton Walled Gardens

A guide to the restored gardens of Easton Hall in Lincolnshire, over 400 years old but abandoned when the hall was demolished in 1951. Provides visitor information, details of events and facilities, a history, and contacts.

Friends of St George's Gardens

Formed to support and preserve a 300 year old central London garden and burial ground; includes a guide for visitors, their projects, and membership details.

Fujiyama Japanese Garden

Presents the story of this Japanese garden in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, with photographs and information on how the garden was built.

Furzey Gardens

Part of a charity which provides horticultural training and residential care for young people with learning difficulties in the New Forest. Includes a visitor guide to the gardens and nursery, 16th century cottage and gallery, and thatching experiences.

Gilbert White's House & Garden and the Oates Museum

A visitor's guide to the Hampshire house, gardens, and museum collections of the pioneering 18th century naturalist and author of "A Natural History and Antiquities of Selbourne".

Glendoick Gardens

Home to a unique collection of plants collected by three generations of the Cox family from plant-hunting expeditions to China and the Himalayas, and famous for its rhododendron and azalea nursery; near Perth.

Great Dixter

A house and gardens in East Sussex made famous by Christopher Lloyd; includes a history, guide, and information about their events and nursery.

Hackfall Wood

Grade I Garden in English Heritage's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Details history and features, with photographs and visitor guide.

The Hafod Estate

A fine example of an 18th century estate laid out on Picturesque principles, now being restored by the Hafod Trust and the Forestry Commission; includes a history, visitor guide, and how to help the project; 15 miles from Aberystwyth.

Helmsley Walled Garden

A visitors' guide to a working walled kitchen garden of five acres. Includes a history, description of its restoration, and details of facilities. [North Yorkshire].

The Hidden Gardens

Scotland's first new public garden of the 21st century, established on the site of a derelict industrial site in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow's south side; describes the project and its history, with a visitor guide.

Hilltop Garden

The garden around a 250 year old thatched cottage in Dorset; includes a visitor guide, with details of their dahlias, small nursery, and garden stone art.

Hodsock Snowdrops

A visitors' guide to the garden of a restored priory in Northumberland well known for its display of snowdrops.

Holker Hall and Gardens

A stately home in south Cumbria with 25 acres of woodland and formal garden, and 200 acres of "natural" parkland, based on 18th century planting by Lord George Cavendish; with a visitor guide, events, and contacts.

Inverewe Garden and Estate

The National Trust for Scotland's guide to visiting the well-known gardens - further north than Moscow, yet an oasis of tropical plants and trees; includes details of facilities, admissions, events, and location.

Lakeland Horticultural Society

Formed to support and manage a hillside garden at Holehird, and its National Collections. Offers a visitors' guide with details of membership, activities, and events. [Cumbria].

Little Sparta Trust

Formed to preserve the garden created by Ian Hamilton Finlay, near Edinburgh; offers a history, guide for visitors, and photos of the garden and his artistic works.

The Little Sparta Trust

Established to manage the garden of artist and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay, near Edinburgh; includes a visitor guide, opening times, and background on the artist's life and work.

Lyn and Malcolm's Garden

A photo guide to an award-winning garden in Dorset, with a history, and details of their open days under the National Gardens scheme.

The Manor House, Upton Grey

A history and visitor guide to a garden in Hampshire designed by Gertrude Jekyll in 1908, with a comprehensive account of its restoration. Includes arrangements for visitors and groups.

Mount Ephraim Gardens

Edwardian gardens on a country estate in Kent, owned by the Dawes family for 300 years. Includes a visitor guide, with details of their services for weddings and events.

National Gardens Scheme

Organises and supports the opening of private gardens in England and Wales to the public, in order to raises funds for charities. Offers a guide to participating gardens for visitors and gardeners, publications listing, and a history.

National Trust for Scotland Gardens

A guide to gardens owned or managed by the Trust, with details of their conservation activities, events, and history; also includes volunteer, training, and job opportunities.

Newby Hall & Gardens

Award winning gardens on the banks of the River Ure, created in the 1920s, of interest to both specialist and amateur gardeners, and home to the National Collection of Cornus; includes a visitor guide and history. NewbyHall

Painswick Rococo Garden

Contains a history of this fanciful Rococo garden, famed for its snowdrops, in a hidden valley behind Painswick House. Includes video clips, photographs and information on courses, events and volunteering. Located in Gloucestershire.

Parcevall Hall Gardens

A visitor guide to a plantsman's garden in Wharfedale, with specimens from around the world, many collected from Western China and the Himalayas.

Pashley Manor Gardens

An award winning romantic English garden located on the Sussex and Kent border; includes visitor guide, events diary, and details of courses and facilities for hospitality.

Renishaw Hall and Gardens

Derbyshire home of the Sitwell family, dating from the 17th century with gardens laid out in the 1890s; includes a comprehensive visitors guide, with events, history, and details of services for weddings and conferences.

The Royal Landscape

A visitor guide and history of a thousand acres of gardens, lakes and woodland, incorporating The Savill Garden, The Valley Gardens and Virginia Water lake, all in Windsor Great Park.

The Scottish Plant Hunters Garden

A six acre woodland garden in Pitlochry with a collection of rare plants, established to celebrate the lives and achievements of the botanists, adventurers and explorers who travelled to discover them.

Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust

Manages the Palm House in Merseyside as a visitor attraction and an events venue. Includes a guide to the building, their botanical collections, and the grounds.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

The personal garden and plant collection of a well-known horticulturalist, donated in 1977 to Hampshire County Council; provides a visitor guide to the collections and facilities, events diary, and contacts.

Sir Roy Strong's The Laskett Gardens

A guide to the largest private formal gardens to be created in England since 1945. Includes a profile of Sir Roy Strong, a history of the project, and arrangements for visiting.

Upton Castle Gardens

A visitor guide to the gardens and arboretum of a small castle in Pembrokeshire, parts of which date from the 12th/13th century.

Yorkshire Lavender

A lavender farm, gardens, specialist plant nursery, and visitor attraction in the Howardian Hills; includes a guide, with details of their products and facilitie, awards, and location information.

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