Wildflowers

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We all love wildflowers and many gardens have made space for meadows, small and large which encourage all sorts of wildlife including birds, butterflys, insects and much more.
We list a number of places in England, Scotland and Wales where you can see them.

Anglesey Abbey gardens with all year interest

Anglesey Abbey and Gardens

Cambridgeshire, The garden at Anglesey Abbey was developed by the 1st Lord Fairhaven from 1926 and has become one of the British Isles most beautiful 20th century gardens.

Baddesley Clinton Garden

Baddesley Clinton Gardens

Warwickshire, The gardens at Baddesley Clinton are delightful.

Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Derbyshire

Bluebell Cottage Garden, near Dutton

Cheshire, Set on a quiet rural lane, this 2 acre garden is packed with plants and rich in wildlife.

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden, North Wales

Conwy, This is a great garden not to be missed. Bodnant Garden is perched above the River Conwy it has views across the valley to the Snowdonia National Park.

Brightwater Garden, Saxby

Brightwater Gardens, Saxby

Lincolnshire, This 21st century garden will interest every visitor within its 8 acres - yew hedging and walls enclose magical garden rooms full of roses and herbaceous plants.

Brockhole Gardens

Brockhole Garden and visitor centre

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

Cothay Manor Gardens

Cothay Manor Gardens

Somerset, Cothay Manor Gardens deep in the Somerset Countryside are a real gem and should not be missed

 

Where to see lavender fields

Cotswold Lavender, Snowshill, near Broadway

Worcestershire, See spectacular displays of lavender and wild flowers during July and August at Cotswolds Lavender

Fritillaries at North Meadow in Cricklade

Cricklade Fritillaries

Wiltshire, Cricklade Fritillaries - A natural history spectacular not to be missed.

Furzey Gardens

Furzey Gardens, near Lyndhurst

Hampshire, 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.

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

Yorkshire, Built in 1759, Helmsley Walled Garden is a beautiful five acre garden sitting beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle.

Spring at High Beeches Garden

High Beeches Garden

Sussex, High Beeches Gardens is 27 acres of tranquil and enchanting woodland and water gardens.

Highclere Castle & Garden

Highclere Castle and Gardens

Berkshire, Highclere House and gardens have some beautiful features and must not be missed. An Egyptian exhibition is open part of the year.

The wonderful Gardens at Highnam Court in Gloucestershire

Highnam Court Gardens

Gloucestershire, The Gardens at Highnam Court have been lovingly restored and expanded. Sir Hubert Parry the famous composer once lived here.

Langley Park Gardens

Langley Park Gardens, near Montrose

Angus, 3 acres of mixed herbaceous planting within 4 walled gardens, set amongst 27 acres of policies, in the grounds of the historic Langley Park House, dating from the early 18th century.

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens, Wirral

Cheshire, Ness Botanic Gardens was created by a cotton merchant and is now one of the finest gardens in the North

Polesden Lacy Gardens

Polesden Lacey House and Gardens

Surrey, The gardens at Polesden Lacey are the creation of Mrs Greville, the renowned society hostess.

RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr , near Harrogate

North Yorkshire, The wonderful RHS Harlow Carr Gardens worth visiting any time of year

Rosemoor Garden

RHS Garden Rosemoor

Devon, Whatever the season, Rosemoor is a unique place that people return to time and again for ideas, inspiration or simply to enjoy a marvellous day out.

RHS Gardens Wisley

RHS Gardens Wisley

Surrey, An absolute must, the RHS Gardens at Wisley, are for the enthusiast offering ideas on design, innovation and cultivation techniques.

Rowallane Gardens in Northern Ireland

Rowallane Garden, National Trust, Northern Ireland

County Down, Rowallane Gardens set in 50 acres were created in the mid 19th century by the Rev John Moore but were further developed by Hugh Moore, a famous plantsman in the early 1900s.

The Indian style Sezincote House and Gardens

Sezincote House Gardens

Gloucestershire, This garden at Sezincote surrounds a fine house built to encompass Indian character in 1810. It is reminiscent of the Brighton Dome.

The Vyne Garden

The Vyne House and Gardens

Hampshire, The Vyne House and Garden - Originally built as a great Tudor "power house," The Vyne was later home to the Chute family for over 350 years.

Threave Garden

Threave Garden & Estate

Dumfries and Galloway, Here at Threave Garden on a beautiful 1200 acre Estate near Castle Douglas visitors can enjoy the fruits of a project that has brought together agriculture, forestry, nature conservation and of course stunning horticulture.

The Garden at Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle and Garden, near Deal

Kent, Walmer Castle the Royal residence of the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports is set on the Kent Coast overlooking the sea.

The Yeo Valley Organic Garden in Somerset

Yeo Valley's Organic Garden, near Blagdon

Somerset, The Yeo Valley Organic Garden is a constantly evolving, varied 6.5 acre garden with a contemporary feel.