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

A mother and child admire the plants at Powis Castle and Garden
Children playing in the gardens at Tyntesfield

Our top gardens for children 

Planning a day out the whole family will enjoy? Let your children's or grandchildren's imaginations run wild as they explore our gardens.

Summer is here

Children playing at Hoe Fen, Anglesey Abbey

Our top natural play areas 

Follow willow tunnels or make your very own woodland den in our natural play areas. You can also splash along muddy trails, hang onto rope swings and hunt for treehouses and bug hotels. Here's our pick of the best natural play areas at our places.

Celebrating 300 years of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

Summer meadow flowers with a bright blue sky

Eight things to spot in a summer meadow 

Find out what you could discover in our meadows this summer, from courting insects to orchids

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