Gardens & parks

We look after the greatest collection of historic gardens and garden plants under single ownership in Europe, if not the world.

Rose garden restored at Cliveden

Over 40 varieties of roses have been planted in the new rose garden

Over 40 varieties of roses have been planted in the new rose garden

Cliveden's rose garden was designed in 1959 by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, one of the 20th-century’s greatest garden designers. This newly-restored garden is planted with 42 different rose varieties and sits within 74 acres of formal gardens that we care for.

Our projects

Gardens through the ages

From the self-sufficient gardens of the medieval period through to the low maintenance, ornamental gardens of the 20th-century, we explore how fashions of the time have greatly influenced garden design.

Tips and advice for gardeners

Meet the gardener

David Stone has been head gardener at Mottisfont since 1978, and his main area of responsibility is the rose collection.

Trees and parklands

Career in gardening?

We've been training gardeners for many decades and run two courses designed for those wishing to develop careers in heritage gardening.

Knowledge bank

If you want to know more detail about the work we do in our gardens and parks, here is where you can find resources, papers and detailed documentation about our garden work.