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The online guide to beautiful

Great British Gardens

with places to stay nearby

  • Benmore Botanic Garden
  • Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex
  • Clovelly Court Gardens
  • The wonderful Gardens at Highnam Court in Gloucestershire
  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Mottisfont Abbey Rose Garden
  • The beautiful Ramster Garden in early summer
  • Waterperry Gardens
  • The mountain-side Benmore Botanic Garden is under the direction of the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden.
  • Borde Hill garden is a great place to visit at any time of the year see why
  • Clovelly Court Garden is a classic example of a lovingly restored Victorian walled kitchen garden
  • The Gardens at Highnam Court have been lovingly restored and expanded. Sir Hubert Parry the famous composer once lived here.
  • Inverewe Garden has a wonderful array of foreign plants which are well suited to the Gulf Stream.
  • Mottisfont Abbey Gardens are set in the delightful Test Valley, where the River Test the famous trout river follows its journey to the sea.
  • Will you ever find a prettier Spring / early Summer than Ramster. We do not think so!
  • Established by Beatrix Havergal in the 1930’s, the 8 acre ornamental gardens at Waterperry are a must visit.

July 2015 - The roses are still going strong but as the heat rises so  the colours intensify in the herbacoeous borders. A great time for garden visits  and short breaks. Our special page on rose gardens tells you the best places to see them but later in the month it may be sensible to contact the garden before travelling long distances.

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.