Gardens & parks

Over 200 wonderful gardens to explore and enjoy. Beautiful flower gardens, impressive landscape parks, places for children to play and space for you to relax.

Great places for garden lovers

Vibrant colours in the walled gardens at Barrington Court © Mat Applegate

Discover some spectacular garden heritage this summer, such as Barrington Court pictured here, packed with colour and the scent of flowers in full bloom.

Rose gardens

Take inspiration for your colour scheme from the grounds © Layton Thompson

Summer is the perfect time to visit one of our many rose gardens. Take a relaxing walk amongst these colourful, scented blooms with the most beautiful backdrops.

Parks & gardens: London

A view of Morden Hall from the surrounding moat © National Trust / Morden Hall Park

The peace and quiet at Morden Hall Park. Escape the hustle and bustle and visit one of our parks and gardens in London this summer.

Top summer gardens

The sun shining on Biddulph Grange Garden © National Trust

Celebrate the arrival of summer by enjoying a great day out at one of our top gardens. Here's Biddulph Grange in full bloom.

Our top kitchen gardens

Scarecrows in the walled kitchen garden at Attingham Park, Shropshire © John Millar

When it comes to self sustainability, we're leading the way at many of our kitchen gardens. Here's our pick of the best places to witness the 'plot to plate' revolution.

A century of roses at Bodnant Garden

Summer colour on the upper rose Terrace © Bodnant Garden

This year Bodnant Garden's terraces are celebrating their centenary.

Volunteers create garden of reflection

The garden of reflection features cottage-style planting © William Shaw

Sixty volunteers have helped to create a garden of reflection at Sandham Memorial Chapel, creating a tranquil place to remember those who gave their lives in WWI.

Famous gardens

We care for hundreds of amazing gardens, like Sissinghurst Castle pictured here. These ten famous gardens are the jewels in our crown. Why not plan a visit?

  • Fantastic fountains

    We think fountains should be celebrated for bringing a sense of movement to a garden.

  • Top topiary

    With imagination and a good pair of shears, our gardeners have created some amazing works of art.

  • Our top gardens for children

    Let your children's or grandchildren's imagination run wild and enjoy some family fun.

Gardening tips from our experts

Head gardener at Upton House and Gardens, Heather Aston, takes us through her top tips for propagating strawberries this month. For more month by month video guides and top tips from our experts take a look at our YouTube Gardens and Gardening channel.

Taking your camera?

The International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world's premier competition and exhibition. With eight categories to enter, why not give it a try?

Garden events

Uncover our garden secrets, quiz our gardeners, let the children get their hands dirty with some seed planting, or even pick up a few tips to take home, at one of our many garden events.

Gardens iPhone app

Garden enthusiasts and day trippers can now explore our gardens whenever you want with our free Gardens iPhone app, available to download from iTunes.