Gardens & parks

We have more than 200 wonderful gardens to explore and enjoy. Beautiful flower gardens, impressive landscape parks and space for you and your family to relax

The gardens in Spring time at Tyntesfield, Somerset
Four girls play on a tyre swing at Springhill, County Londonderry

Places to play 

From muddy trails to woodland dens, there's plenty of outdoor fun for the children to discover at the places we look after. Here's our pick of the best natural play areas.

Wildflower in the garden at Polesden Lacey, Surrey.

Summer gardens near you 

Explore our gardens are at their best this summer. Take a walk round a garden to enjoy the borders in full bloom. Or find a peaceful spot where you can sit and take in the colours and scents.

Celebrating 300 years of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

Rose arch at Mottisfont

How to make a rose arch 

With the weather warming up, there’s no better to start pruning the garden. Mottisfont's head gardener, Jonny Bass, gives his top tips on creating your very own rose arch.

Recipe for a smoked mackerel rillette sandwich

Best picnic recipes 

Make the most of our blossoming gardens this spring with our best picnic recipes. Skip the soggy sandwiches and enjoy fresh minty pasta and gooey gluten-free brownies.

Gardens near you

Discover more of our gardens when you find a place to visit

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Stowe Gardens' crumbling ruins

Stowe Gardens appeal 

We desperately need to carry out a vast restoration project at Stowe. With your help, we'll be able to restore Stowe Gardens to its former 18th-century splendour by replacing missing statues, restoring magnificent monuments and repairing historic temples.

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Find out more about our gardens or further your gardening knowledge with one of our books

Garden conservation

Find out more about the work that goes on behind the scenes by our talented garden teams to restore and conserve the gardens you love to visit