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Gardens to visit in the UK

Gardens to visit in the UK


There are so many beautiful gardens to visit in the UK and Thompson & Morgan's experts Sue Sanderson and Michael Perry have put together a list of their favourites.


Garden nameWhere is it?What can I see there?
The Alnwick GardenAlnwick, NorthumberlandDescribed as a garden for gardeners and for families, Alnwick Garden offers something for everyone.
Anglesey AbbeyLode, CambsClassical statues, sweeping avenues and beautfiul flower borders await you in the celebrated garden. The winter garden is fabulous.
The Beth Chatto GardensColchester, EssexVery inspirational, especially the gravel garden.
East Ruston Old VicarageEast Ruston, NorfolkLovely tropical borders, with many rare and unusual plants.
Eden ProjectSt. Austell, CornwallThe tropical biome has so many weird and wonderful plants that we can’t normally grow in this country. It’s interesting to see how pineapples grow and the plants which give us cocoa, coffee, cola, rice and rubber.
Great Dixter House & GardensNorthiam, East SussexChristopher Lloyd's famous garden with modern, yet traditional plantings.
Hampton CourtLeominster, HerefordshireA beautiful garden, set in wonderful scenery and excellent for visiting with children, as there is a maze as well as huge rills, an organic walled kitchen garden and herbaceous borders.
RHS Garden Hyde HallRettendon, EssexBeautiful gardens set in the 360-acre Hyde Hall Estate near Chelmsford.
The Lost Gardens of HeliganSt. Austell, CornwallAn atmospheric garden with a wonderful history, and very beautiful too. The kitchen garden and glasshouse are particularly fascinating.
Open Garden Squares WeekendAcross LondonVisit gardens and squares that aren't normally open to the public on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2012.
Pashley ManorTicehurst, East Sussex"Romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds." Great for tulips.
Painshill ParkCobham, SurreyAn escape into the imagination of an 18th century designer with follies, a grotto, gothic temple and hermitage!
Pensthorpe Millennium GardenFakenham, NorfolkDesigned by award winning gardeners, Pensthorpe is in a tranquil setting with some of "the best local gardens and birdlife for miles around."
Rockingham CastleMarket Harborough, LeicsThe gardens at Rockingham extend to about 18 acres and the 400-year old 'Elephant Hedge' is a sight to behold.
Walters CottageHaconby, LincsA country cottage garden with a walled garden, woodland area and sunken garden.
West Dean GardensChichester, West SussexStunning gardens with an old walled garden for vegetables and fruit and glasshouses filled with large collections of tomatoes and chilli peppers.
Westonbury Mill Water GardensPembridge, HerefordshireA lovely garden with various follies.
RHS Garden WiselyWoking, SurreyThe flagship garden of the RHS, it boasts a glasshouse with 3 climatic zones and a world class plant collection.

Tell us which gardens you like to visit!
Email us details of your favourite garden, tell us why you like it so much and we'll list it on this page. If you'd like to send a photo, we'll do our best to include it.

Eden Project

Eden Project

East Ruston Old Vicarage

East Ruston Old Vicarage

Great Dixter House & Gardens

Great Dixter House & Gardens

West Dean Chilli Pepper Glasshouse

West Dean Chilli Pepper Glasshouse

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