Gardens & parks

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

Sandham's garden of reflection

Sixty volunteers helped create the garden of reflection

Sixty volunteers helped create the garden of reflection

An army of volunteers have created a garden of reflection at Sandham Memorial Chapel in Hampshire to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. The garden's been designed to offer a tranquil place to remember those who lost their lives in the conflict.

Latest 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

Alan started his career at Stourhead in 1995. He loves to work by the lake and his favourite season is autumn when for many, Stourhead is at its best.

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.