Garden lovers

From rose gardens to walled gardens, sunken gardens to gardens designed by big names, there’s more than 500 years of history in our green and pleasant spaces, perfect for exploring

The Pantheon seen from across the lake in the winter at Stourhead, Wiltshire
Visit our gardens
The Garden House at Osterley, Middlesex

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.

Stories from our gardens

Alan Power recording the podcast at Stourhead

Listen to our gardens podcast 

Our new series of garden stories podcasts will take listeners to three of our beautiful heritage gardens to meet the gardeners, volunteers and visitors who help to look after these special places.

Garden events
Bees like the flowers at the gardens at Overbeck's in South Devon

Gardening events 

If you love our gardens, then why not come along to one of our garden events? We have tours, walks, workshops and courses on all aspects of gardening, from hedge laying to rhododendron rambling!

Gardener Liz Maynard at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

A day in the life of a trainee gardener 

Meet newly qualified gardener Liz Maynard who's just completed a two-year placement as part of our training programme for aspiring new gardeners.

Grow a career in gardening

Gardens near you

Discover more of our gardens when you find a place to visit

Garden conservation

Find out more about the work that goes on behind the scenes by our talented garden teams to restore and conserve the gardens you love to visit

Gardening gifts to love

If you're a keen gardener, or you know someone who is, then our range of great gift ideas is definitely worth a browse.