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The online guide to beautiful

Great British Gardens

with places to stay nearby

  • Compton Acres Garden
  • The hot border at Floors Castle Gardens
  • Knoll Garden and Nursery in Dorset
  • The beautiful Stourhead Gardens in Wiltshire
  • The Beautiful Picton Garden, near Malvern
  • Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire
  • Compton Acres has 10 acres of gardens with lovely views over Poole Harbour and the distant Purbeck Hills.
  • This lovely garden at Floors Castle surrounds one of Scotland's finest houses and has fine views across open countryside.
  • Whatever the season, there is visual interest aplenty at Knoll Gardens.
  • Stourhead Gardens - a stunning English landscape garden by Henry Hoare 11 in the mid 1800s.
  • 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.

October 2015 - Another great month for visiting gardens to see beautiful autumn tints and late flowering borders. Although it is getting later in the season it is still a good time for garden visits  and short breaks.

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.