The UK has some fantastic gardens to visit for inspirtation or relaxation.
Capesthorne Gardens – Colourful herbaceous borders filled with a rich array of perennials, notable for the late summer fragrance of old roses.
Cheshire Gardens – Enjoy the changing seasons across our dramatic landscapes – Cheshire’s gardens promise a kaleidoscope of colour whatever time of year you visit.
Rode Hall & Gardens – Rode’s Grade II listed park and gardens are amongst the finest in Cheshire.
Acorn Bank, Penrith – Best known for its collection of 250 herbs and traditional fruit orchards.
GoLakes.co.uk – Parks and gardens to visit in Cumbria.
Holehird Gardens. Windermere. – The home of The Lakeland Horticultural Society. National Collections; Astilbe, Hydrangea and Polystichum Ferns.
Holker Hall – Romantic, peaceful gardens on the Furness peninusla.
Muncaster Castle – The stunning gardens of Muncaster Castle dating back to the 18th Century, are now home to one of Europe’s largest collections of Rhododendrons.
Rydal Hall – Designed by the garden designer, landscape architect and town planner Thomas Hayton Mawson in 1911. They represent a unique example of Edwardian gardening
Sizergh Castle – A rich and beautiful garden, which includes a pond, lake, National Collection of Hardy Ferns and a superb limestone rock garden
Renishaw Hall – Experience the new gardening exhibition or a fabulous seasonal tours with The Head Gardener.
Marwood Hill Gardens. – Home to national collections of Astilble, Tulbaghia and Japanese iris.
The Garden House. Yelverton – Designed to meld with surrounding landscape to create an almost ethereal beauty; luxuriant, brilliant colour creates unforgettable panoramas;
Great Dixter. Rye. – With many plants in the garden self sown. The colourful borders are a refreshing change from over planned planting schemes.
Merriments Gardens – Stunning 4 acres of densely planted borders where plants grown in the nursery can be seen in a garden context with a remarkable depth of imagination.
Pashley Manor – A sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds.
Cressing Temple. Braintree, Essex. – Formal walled pleasure garden with original Tudor wall. Inspired by an age when gardens combined beauty and functionality
Glen Chantry Garden. Witham, Essex. – Large colour themed island beds. Formal and informal ponds. Large limestone rock gardens, screes and troughs.
Westonbirt Nartional Arboretum. Cotswolds – One of the most spectacular tree collections in the world. A place to relax and recharge, a resource for learning and science.
Capel Manor Gardens. Enfield, – With 30 acres to explore everyone will find their own favourite oasis.
Houghton Lodge. – Beautiful trees and swathes of lawn sweeping down to the River Test, with far reaching and untouched views across the valley and over the water meadows.
Hergest Croft. – In the heart of the Welsh Marches. There are gorgeous flower borders. An old fashioned Kitchen Garden, Azalea Garden, Maple Grove, and Park Wood.
Queenswood Country Park Arboretum. Leominster – The planting of the arboretum at Queenswood began in 1953 to mark the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Whitfield House – Landscaped gardens, woodland and a walled kitchen garden.
Brogdale Farm. Faversham, Kent. Home of the National Fruit Collection. Lancashire
Newby Hall, Rippon – Newby’s award winning gardens, created in the early 1920s, provide a haven for both specialist and amateur gardeners alike.
Scampston Walled Garden – Featuring modern, perennial meadow planting, alongside more traditional areas,
Coton Manor. Coton. – Old yew and holly hedges, complement luxuriant borders packed with unusual plants and carefully planned colour schemes for each stage of the season.
Cottesbrook Hall Gardens. – Formal gardens surrounding Cottesbrook Hall are laid out as a series of individually planted ‘rooms’ that open up before you.
The Alnwick Garden – A vibrant place, with beautifully landscaped gardens, magnificent architecture and unique features, all brought to life with water.
Old Mill House, Newark,
Waterperry Gardens – A magical place where you are surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, classical borders, modern planting, secret corners and long vistas.
Hill Close Gardens. – Restored Victorian gardens.
Spetchley Park Gardens, The 30 acre Victorian gardens are a plantsman’s paradise.