Gardens & parks

We care for more than 200 gardens and parks. From small secret hideaways and kitchen gardens to landscaped lawns, beautiful borders and acres of parkland.

Explore our gardens and parks
A mum lifts up her two children to see the Laburnum Arch in flower at Bodnant Garden

The Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Garden 

Each year the laburnum arch at Bodnant garden, Conwy, bursts into flower creating a golden tunnel of blooms. Wander down the avenue on a late spring day to enjoy this horticultural spectacle, booking is recommended.

The Dahlia walk from the Shelter House at Biddulph Grange Gardens with the yew hedges and butresses

Famous historical gardens 

Victorian plant-hunters, arrays of blooms from across the world and Arts and Crafts masterpieces. Read the colourful stories of the most famous gardens we care for – you might discover your new favourite place.


Stories of people and plants at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Our latest gardening video reveals how family rivalry and a historic collection of plants have made Wentworth Castle Gardens in South Yorkshire the vibrant place it is today. You’ll discover how we care for 300 rhododendron species, a castle that’s not what it seems and how we work with local communities as part of a partnership with Barnsley Council and Northern College.

Visitors admiring flowers in a garden

Our top gardens for children 

Planning a day out the whole family will enjoy? Let your children's or grandchildren's imaginations run free as they explore our gardens. The kids will love connecting with nature and it's a great way to feel refreshed.

Gardens through the ages

Dixie Egerickx (Mary Lennox) on set at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Discover The Secret Garden film locations 

Since it was published in 1910, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden has bewitched generations of children and adults alike. The star-studded film adaptation released on Sky Cinema in October 2020 breathed new life into the tale. Discover how places in our care proved the perfect settings for this retelling of the evergreen children’s classic.

An Adonis blue butterfly

Give back to nature 

More than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort during difficult times. But climate change is accelerating the decline of these green spaces. Nature gives us so much – donate today and help us protect these places and the wildlife that lives there.

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 tips

Looking after more than 200 gardens has taught us a thing or two. Here, our gardeners share some of their top tips so that you too can create your perfect garden.