Gardens & parks

We have more than 200 wonderful gardens to explore and enjoy. Beautiful flower gardens, impressive landscape parks and space for you and your family to relax

Visitors beside the Lily Pond at Gibside, Tyne and Wear

Keep the little ones busy this summer

Wildflower in the garden at Polesden Lacey, Surrey.

Summer gardens near you 

Take a walk round one of the many gardens in our care and enjoy the borders in full bloom.

Enjoy a picnic in Eyam Hall's quaint walled garden

Perfect picnic spots 

Pack a hamper, round up friends and family and enjoy a leisurely summer's day outside. Whether you prefer golden sand, wildflower meadows or rolling green hills you'll be spoilt for choice.

Gardens and parks near you

From walled gardens to landscaped lawns, gardens designed by big names to acres of parkland, we've more than 500 years of history for you to explore.

Ian Buckler

Go behind the scenes at our gardens 

What do our gardeners do? What does it take to look after one of the most important historic gardens in the country? We’re back behind the scenes at Dyffryn in Wales to discover what the gardeners get up to at the height of summer.

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

Gardener's tips

Looking after more than 200 gardens has taught us a thing or two, so here our gardeners share some of their tips for a blooming beautiful garden