The online guide to beautiful

Great British Gardens

with places to stay nearby

  • Chelsea Flower Show - looking back at Chris Beardshaw's great Furzey Garden
  • The Dorothy Clive Garden
  • Exbury Gardens
  • Early summer at Furzey Gardens on the edge of the New Forest
  • Lydney Spring Garden
  • The beautiful Trebah Gardens in Cornwall
  • Magnolias at Trewidden Garden
  • One of the most famous garden shows in the world held in May each year.
  • The Dorothy Clive Garden is intimate and informal with lovely views over the Shropshire hills
  • Exbury Garden is a wonderful place for early summer and autumn colours
  • These delightful, informal gardens known as Furzey Garden was established in 1922 and is renowned for its all year round beauty. Set in the New Forest it is a great place to visit when on holiday.
  • Set in beautiful countryside the Lydney Spring Gardens are in an enchanted secluded wooded valley with lakes and a profusion of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and other flowering shrubs and trees.
  • Trebah Gardens are one of our favourites in Cornwall
  • Trewidden Garden is a great place to see rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias in a semi wild setting.

May 2016 - One of the best times of the year as colours appear everywhere amongst our gardens. Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Azaleas, tulips, Irises with plenty of Spring Flowers.

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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