Gardens in the East of England

Are you a garden lover? Whatever the season, there's something to enjoy when you explore the gardens in the East of England. We've got rose gardens, formal gardens, walled gardens, kitchen gardens and wildflower meadows to choose from, as well as some top tips from our gardening teams that you might like to try at home.

Gardener rose cutting at Woolbeding Gardens
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Winter gardens in the East of England

Embrace the season with a refreshing walk in a frosty winter garden. Discover bright winter berries and late-flowering shrubs then cosy up in one of our tea-rooms with some delicious winter warmers.

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A review of the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show

Jack Lindfield, Ickworth's Assistant Head Gardener went along to the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show and shares his take on this year's show.

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Top spots for snowdrops in the East of England

A cheerful sight on a woodland walk, riverside ramble or garden stroll, snowdrops are a welcome sign that spring will soon be on its way. We’ve chosen some of the best places to see them in the East of England.

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Early summer gardens in the East of England

As spring fades and summer arrives, the floral displays continue to create a mixture of colour and scent that will put your senses into overdrive. Here are our recommendations for gardens to visit during May and June.

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Wildflower meadows in the East of England

Flower rich meadows and grasslands alive with butterflies and bees are less common than they were, but can still be found if you know where to look. We're working hard to protect, conserve and restore them in the East of England.

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Summer gardens in the East of England

Enjoy a wander around some rather special gardens in bloom this summer, with striking colours, scents and relaxing spaces to take in the view and floral displays.

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Rose gardens in the East of England

It’s easy to see why the rose remains the nation’s favourite flower. Here's a selection of special rose gardens in the East of England that you'll smell before you see their beauty.

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Autumn gardens in the East of England

The gardens we care for are constantly changing. Enjoy the last of the summer colour and our vibrant autumn highlights.

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Spring gardens in the East of England

We’re lucky to have so many places in the East of England that showcase the very best of springtime blooms. Early colourful spring highlights include daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and magnolia trees.

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Create a snowdrop carpet in your garden

In the dark winter months, we eagerly await delicate snowdrops to join the evergreens and liven up the landscape. Now you can transform your own garden, with some top tips from one of our gardeners.

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Gardening tips for the summer

How do you keep your garden looking its best during the summer months? We asked Ickworth's Assistant Head Gardener, for his top tips.

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Quiet spaces in the East of England

In our increasingly technology driven lives it can be refreshing to switch off from today’s noisy world. So here are some tranquil gardens and quiet spaces to escape for a little while.

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Top spots for bluebells in the East of England

The East of England has its fair share of bluebells during the spring months. Blickling Estate in Norfolk is in fact one of the top spots in the country to see carpets of the blue flowers.

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Top spots for daffodils in the East of England

Daffodils are the emblem of springtime. As they start to make an appearance, discover the best places to see them this spring. It won't be long before they're creating carpets of yellow in the East of England.

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What to do in the garden in spring

Our gardeners are experts in creating the most fantastic floral displays, so we asked one of them for their top tips, to help you plan your gardening jobs this spring.

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Beautiful blossom in the East of England

Blossom is a sure sign that spring has arrived! Nature's own confetti, nothing lifts the spirits quite like the beauty of pink or white petals adorning trees in the springtime.