Famous gardens to visit

We look after the greatest collection of historic gardens and garden plants under single ownership in Europe, if not the world. They encompass more than 500 years of history and the vast range of fascinating garden styles and fashions through the centuries. ​With so many gardens in our care, it's hard to pick out favourites, so instead we've chosen our most famous and significant gardens for you to enjoy.

Coronation Avenue at Anglesey Abbey
The avenue of horse chestnuts stretches over half a mile National Trust Images / Stephen Robson

A famous garden at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire 

Find a garden for all seasons at Anglesey Abbey, with year-round colour and fragrance. There are 114 acres designed to delight your senses no matter what season you visit.

An ornate wooden footbridge at Biddulph Grange
This bridge is part of the 'China' area of the gardens National Trust Images / Nick Meers

A famous garden at Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire 

Discover Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire - an ambitious, global garden created by Victorian plant hunters.

A view of the Lily Terrace and pool, with Pin Mill beyond
The terrace and pool are part of the formal gardens at Bodnant National Trust Images / Arnhel de Serra

A famous garden at Bodnant, Conwy 

Bodnant Garden in Conwy is famed for its plants from around the world. Discover 80 acres of gardens with expansive views of Snowdonia.

Bird topiary in the White Garden at Hidcote, Gloucestershire
The White Garden is one of many garden 'rooms' at Hidcote National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

A famous garden at Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire 

Discover one of the most influential 20th-century British gardens. Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire is an Arts & Crafts masterpiece.

The rose garden in June at Mottisfont, Hampshire
The rose garden is filled with scent and colour in the summer National Trust Images / Jonathan Buckley

A famous garden at Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire 

The garden at Mottisfont, Hampshire, has been shaped over centuries to create a delightful blend of formal and intimate spaces.

Visitors walking in the Shamrock Garden at Mount Stewart, County Down, Northern Ireland
There is so much to see and explore at Mount Stewart National Trust Images / Naomi Goggin

A famous garden at Mount Stewart, County Down 

At Mount Stewart, County Down, the gardens combine myth, imagination and creative flair.

Colourful summer borders in the gardens at Nymans, West Sussex
The gardens are filled with scent and colour in the summer National Trust Images / John Miller

A famous garden at Nymans, West Sussex 

There's plenty to explore at the garden of Nymans, West Sussex, with plenty of exotic plants and intriguing ruins.

The gardens in July at Sissinghurst Castle, Kent
The bright colours of the cottage garden are just part of the varied planting at Sissinghurst National Trust Images / Arnhel de Serra

Famous garden at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent 

Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent is the world-renowned garden of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. Discover why it remains one of the most iconic gardens in Britain.

Statue at Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire
The Water Garden is a beautiful backdrop for a stroll National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

A famous garden at Studley, North Yorkshire 

Discover Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, a World Heritage site with centuries of history.

The Temple of Apollo reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire
Stourhead, Wiltshire, is one of England's greatest landscape gardens

A famous garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire 

With a world-famous garden and over 2,500 acres of estate to explore, Stourhead in Wiltshire will delight garden and wildlife lovers alike.