The online guide to beautiful

Great British Gardens

with places to stay nearby

  • Batsford Arboretum
  • Coughton Court and Gardens - a real gem.
  • Erddig House and Gardens
  • Glamis Castle
  • Hillier Garden
  • Lowther Castle Garden
  • Trelissick Gardens near Truro
  • Batsford Arboretum is set in 56 acres of lovely Cotswold Countryside and contains over 1500 trees with species from all over the world.
  • The gardens at Coughton Court are of special significance and although only started in 1991 they have now reached a high degree of maturity and are one of the best in England.
  • Erddig is a very special place - a unique family home with great gardens that has captured the way of life of a bustling household during the early years of the last century.
  • Glamis Castle, Forfar was the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret
  • The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum are lovely in every season.
  • 130 acres of lost gardens dating back 350 years set against the dramatic backdrop of a ruined early 19th century sandstone Lowther Castle, both in the process of restoration.
  • Lovely in Spring with informal walks, and great views.

March 2018 - Off to a freezing start but as time goes on there will be great displays of daffodils, magnolias (unless affected by the freeze) and early rhododendrons. We  the best places to see them in Gardens around the UK.  Join us as we feature all the best gardens to visit this month.

We feature some of the 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 year we  have had around 1 million  viewers from almost every continent on the world, with 6 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 60,000 people on our Facebook page each week, we now have over 50,000 likes - click banner Facebook banner for more.

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