The online guide to beautiful

Great British Gardens

with places to stay nearby

  • Bressingham Winter Garden
  • Chippenham Park Snowdrops
  • Colesbourne Park Snowdrops
  • Hodsock Priory Snowdrops
  • Lacock Abbey Snowdrops
  • Newark Park Snowdrops
  • These highly acclaimed world-renowned Bressingham Gardens are a mecca for anyone interested in gardening, with many recent visitors claiming they are the best they have seen.
  • Originally a great 'Anglo-Dutch' garden of canals, park, and formal gardens open during snowdrop season
  • The snowdrop collection at Colesbourne Park originated in the plantings made by Henry John Elwes (1846-1922).
  • "A magical sight you will never forget - a myriad of flowers in the five acre gardens plus a half-mile walk in the woods with carpets of snowdrops to delight you".
  • Lacock Abbey is set in the beautiful village of Lacock which is famous as a location and setting for period dramas.
  • Newark Park set deep in the Gloucestershire, on the edge of the Cotswolds is a hidden gem.

February 2016 - Still Winter but with a touch of Spring and we have some great gardens for you to visit  starting off with snowdrop gardens where we list the best places to see them around the UK. Just click on the snowdrops image on our seasonal gardens section.

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.

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