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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.

Leonardslee Gardens in April

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, near Horsham

Sussex, The magnificent Leonardslee Gardens in Sussex re-open this year. A garden of many memories.

Logie Gardens

Logie House Garden, Forres

Moray, Logie House Garden is beautifully maintained and set in a lovely Moray location

 Long Framlington Gardens

Longframlington Gardens, Morpeth

Northumberland, Put Longfamlington Arboretum and Garden in your diary for a lovely day out.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

Cornwall, Restored back from obscurity - The Lost Gardens of Heligan are one of Britain's finest restorations.

Lowther Castle Garden

Lowther Castle and Gardens

Cumbria, 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.

Lukesland Garden

Lukesland Gardens

Devon, Lukesland Gardens, described in the Good Gardens Guide as ‘one of the finest gardens of its type in the South West’, offers the visitor 24 acres of flowering shrubs, rare trees and wild flowers.

Lydney Park Spring Garden

Lydney Park Spring Gardens

Gloucestershire, 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.

Manderston House Garden

Manderston House Garden

Scottish Borders, The south front of Manderston House and Garden looks across four terrace gardens which were designed by John Kinross and are still planted in Edwardian style. Image by Alistair ©

Margam Park Garden

Margam Park Garden, Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot, Margam Park and gardens date from the 19th century with 1920's restored Japanese garden.

Marsh Villa Garden

Marsh Villa Garden, St Austell

Cornwall, Marsh Villa Gardens has lovely old fashioned plantings in lovely location, good from April to September.

Gardens in Devon

Marwood Hill Garden, near Barnstaple

Devon, Marwood Hill Garden isone of the finest in Devon and a must visit!

Merriments Garden

Merriments Gardens, Sussex

Sussex, The gardens at Merriments in the rolling Sussex countryside never fails to delight.

Michelham Priory Garden

Michelham Priory Garden, near Hailsham

Sussex, Michelham Priory is a hidden gem in the heart of the Sussex Countryside with beautiful gardens, events and exhibitions throughout the year.

 

Minterne Gardens

Minterne Garden, near Dorchester

Dorset, Not that well known but Minterne Garden is a real gem tucked away in the Dorset countryside

Mottistone Manor Garden

Mottistone Manor Garden, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight, Mottistone Manor Garden, a must visit if you are on the Isle of Wight

Mount Edgcumbe House and Garden

Mount Edgcumbe Park, House and Gardens, Torpoint

Cornwall, Part of a Country Park with lovely informal grounds.

Mount Stewart Gardens in County down, Northern Ireland

Mount Stewart House & Gardens

County Down, Mount Stewart is one of the most unique and unusual gardens that the Trust owns.

Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute

Mount Stuart and Gardens, Isle of Bute

Isle of Bute, Mount Stuart House and Gardens is a great place to visit for all the family.

National Dahlia Collection, Penzance

National Dahlia Collection, Penzance

Cornwall, More colour than you can imagine with over 1,000 varieties od dahlias

Newstead Abbey Gardens

Newstead Abbey Gardens

Nottinghamshire, Newstead Abbey was the Estate which Lord Byron inherited and was forced to sell.

Painswick Rococo Garden

Painswick Rococo Garden

Gloucestershire, Painswick Rococo Garden is a unique 18th century garden set in a hidden valley with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

Parham House Gardens

Parham House Gardens

Sussex, These stunningly beautiful gardens at Parham surround an Elizabethan House.

Pembroke Farm Garden

Pembroke Farm Garden

Hertfordshire

Pembroke Farm has a garden of surprises with a courtyard cafe.

Pencarrow House Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens, near Bodmin

Cornwall, Pencarrow House, another Cornish garden and extensive woodland best early summer.

Penjerrick Gardens

Penjerrick Gardens, near Falmouth

Cornwall, Peaceful 15 acre, sub-tropical, spring-flowering.

Petwood Hotel Garden

Petwood Hotel Garden, Woodhall Spa

Lincolnshire, This beautiful garden was designed by Lady Grace Weigall and created by Harold Peto

Picton Castle Gardens

Picton Castle and Gardens, Haverford West

Pembrokeshire, Picton Castle was built in the 13th century and is surrounded by extensive woodland gardens.

Pinetum Park and Gardens

Pinetum Park and Gardens

Cornwall, Extensive shrubs, trees and plants which look good most of the year.

Pinsla Garden

Pinsla Garden and Nursery, near Bodmin

Cornwall, Small and eccentric full of plants - near Bodmin.

 Poppy Cottage Garden

Poppy Cottage Garden

Cornwall, Poppy Cottage Garden one of the prettiest in the South West

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