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If you are looking for dog friendly beautiful gardens or places to visit  then you have come to the right place. Please check on the Garden's website to double check just in case the garden changes it's rules.

Not many National Trust properties open their formal gardens to dogs, but often allow them in the adjoining estate. However please bear in mind that most car parks do not have shady areas available and if they do the spaces are quickly taken.

We would love more gardens to become dog friendly, but I can understand why they are reluctant to do so. So please follow these informal rules.

  • No more than one dog per visitor.
  • Dogs to be kept on shortlead.
  • Encourage your dog to do its jobs before entering the garden.
  • Make sure you have enough poo bags.
  • Consider other visitors.

So enjoy your visit and please send any feedback about positives and negatives on your garden visit.

Abbotsbury Gardens

Abbotsbury Gardens, near Weymouth

Dorset, Superb sub tropical Abbotsbury Gardens set in beautiful coastal location close to Chesil Beach.

Aberdour Castle Garden

Aberdour Castle and Gardens

Fife, Aberdour Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland with the original house being built in the 12th Century.

Achamore Gardens

Achamore Gardens, Isle of Gigha

Argyll and Bute, Achamore Gardens are set on the Isle of Gigha, and is short ferry ride from the mainland.

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Argyll and Bute, The Ardkinglas Garden is of interest to the plant enthusiast or those wanting a peaceful woodland walk - watch out for the red squirrels!

The Gardens at Ardmaddy Castle

Ardmaddy Castle Garden near Oban

Argyll, Ardmaddy Castle Garden surrounds a 15th century castle with lovely views to the sea.

Arduaine Garden

Arduaine Garden, near Oban

Argyll, Arduaine Garden is famous for its collection of Rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas established over the last century.

Arley Hall Garden

Arley Hall Garden, near Northwich

Cheshire, The gardens at Arley Hall date from the 1700s.

There is a pretty water garden at the Clan Donald Estate on the Isle of Skye

Armadale Castle, Garden and Museum the Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye, Clan Donald Skye has 40 acres of exotic trees, shrubs and flowers in its gardens.

Attadale Gardens

Attadale Garden

Ross-shire, Attadale Gardens are an ideal place to visit whether it's Spring, Summer or Autumn.

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton on Marsh

Gloucestershire, Batsford Arboretum is set in 56 acres of lovely Cotswold Countryside and contains over 1500 trees with species from all over the world.

Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore Botanic Garden, near Dunoon

Argyll and Bute, The mountain-side Benmore Botanic Garden is under the direction of the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden.

Bicton Park Garden

Bicton Park Botanical Garden, near Exeter

Devon, Bicton Park has lovely gardens set in 50 acres near the sea.

Beautiful Gardens Cornwall

Bonython Estate Gardens, Helston, Lizard

Cornwall, The beautiful Bonython Estate Gardens near Helston on the Lizard - a great treat for garden lovers

Bowood Rhododendron Garden

Bowood Rhododendron Gardens

Wiltshire, This Rhododendron Garden at Bowood House is extensive and has great displays of rhododendrons

Brockhole Garden

Brockhole Garden and visitor centre

Cumbria, Brockhole has 30 acres of gardens and grounds, designed by Thomas Mawson 1898.

Gardens in Ayrshire - Brodick Castle

Brodick Castle and Gardens, Isle of Arran

Ayrshire, Nestling in the shadow of the impressive Goatfell mountain, Brodick Castle boasts a particular fine example of a woodland garden.

Daffodils in Scotland

Brodie Castle & Gardens, near Forres

Moray, Brodie Castle is a great place to visit in the Spring to see daffodils

Burncoose Garden & Nursery

Burncoose Gardens and Nurseries, near Redruth

Cornwall, Great plant nursery with informal Spring displays of rhododendrons.

Gardens to visit in Devon at Burrows Farm

Burrow Farm Gardens, near Axminster

Devon, If in Devon you must visit this beautifully landscaped ten acre garden created over the last forty years by Mary Benger.

 Bwlch y Geuffordd Garden, Aberystwyth

Bwlch y Geuffordd Garden, Bronant, Aberystwyth

Ceredigion, This garden is situated at an altitude of 1,000 ft, the soil is thin wet peat over clay, the winters are harsh and the winds strong.

Cae Hir Garden

Cae Hir Garden, near Lampeter

Ceredigion, ‘A Welsh Garden with a Dutch History’, Cae Hir is the creation of Dutchman Wil Akkermans who started off with 3 fields of rough farmland in 1983.

Caerhays Castle Garden

Caerhays Castle Gardens, near Truro

Cornwall, One of the finest places to see rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias. Castle open. A great visit.

Cambo Gardens

Cambo Gardens, near St Andrews

Fife, Cambo has a lovely walled garden with all year interest at Cambo Gardens. One of our favourite British Gardens and a must visit.

Capel Manor Gardens

Capel Manor Gardens, near Enfield

Middlesex, Capel Manor College Gardens are a great destination for garden lovers

Cascade Gardens in Derbyshire

Cascades Gardens, near Matlock, Derbyshire

Deryshire, A natural 4 acre garden of cliffs, rocks and waterfalls, full of unusual flowers,shrubs and trees.

Castle Bromwich Garden

Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens, near Birmingham

Birmingham, Castle Bromwich is a unique example of an English Baroque Garden.

Castle Drogo and Garden

Castle Drogo Garden, Dartmoor

Devon, This garden at Castle Drogo is within the grounds of a 20th century castle with magnificent views of the Teign valley.

The Garden at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Gardens, near Barnstaple

Devon, Welcome to Castle Hill, a beautiful Palladian house in its wondrous Grade 1 landscape in North Devon.

Castle Kennedy Garden

Castle Kennedy and Gardens, near Stranraer

Wigtownshire, Do not miss this great garden at Castle Kennedy . Certainly a must visit.

Cerney House Garden

Cerney House Garden

Gloucestershire, This secret Cotswold garden at Cerney House, high above the lovely Churn Valley is a very special and friendly place.

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