The online guide to beautiful

Great British Gardens

with places to stay nearby

  • Compton Acres Garden
  • RHS Harlow Carr
  • Sheffield Park Garden in Autumn
  • The Beautiful Picton Garden, near Malvern
  • Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Winkworth Arboretum a National Trust Garden in Surrey
  • Compton Acres has 10 acres of gardens with lovely views over Poole Harbour and the distant Purbeck Hills.
  • The wonderful RHS Harlow Carr Gardens worth visiting any time of year
  • Sheffield Park is a great landscaped garden created by Capability Brown in the 18th century.
  • The Picton Garden has evolved during several decades on the original site of Ernest Ballard's Michaelmas Daisy nursery.
  • Westonbirt Arboretum, the National Arboretum is managed by the Forestry Commission and is one of the finest arboretums in the world.
  • Winkworth Arboretum was founded by Dr Wilfrid Fox in 1937.

October 2016 - Welcome to autumn a month of colour with autumn tints, beautiful light, mists and shadows. Join us as we feature all the best gardens throughout the UK to see at their best during this month.

We feature some of the finest gardens to visit in  England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. We also include many comfortable places to stay nearby. Use the index on the left for regional maps so that you can plan your journey.

Our guide attracts visitors from all over the world - we know because we often receive feedback. We started the guide as a hobby in 2002, as at that time there were few resources on the internet to help people plan their visits. The first region we covered was Cornwall and by the time 12 months elapsed more than 200 gardens had applied to join. Over the last 10 years we estimate that we have had around 3 million viewers from almost every continent on the world, with 5 million page views. As a result we have generated significant income for our members. With over 500 properties on our guide and more applying to join we should maintain our place as a leading resource for garden lovers.

Within our guide you will find a number of beautiful Japanese Gardens in England which are especially of great interest to those people now creating one.

If you would like us to plan your itinerary for you we have a wide range of guided holidays in England, Scotland and Wales all at very reasonable prices. We also have a range of tours throughout the world so why not request one of our free brochures. It does not matter where you live as there are departure points throughout the UK. Many visitors from overseas take advantage of the tours.

We are now smart-phone friendly so that you can plan your gardens to visit wherever you are. We thank you for your support over the years and do not forget to follow our visits, seen buy up to 40,000 people on our Facebook page each week, we now have over 5,000 likes - click banner below.