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

Tropical garden
Wimpole Hall viewed from the park.

Our rare parkland wildlife 

Discover the rare wildlife that lives in our parklands.

For young explorers

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.

Our walled garden supervisor, Ceridwen, working in the gardens

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 in early summer.

Chiltern Bluebells

How we look after our bluebells 

We're one of the most important organisations in the UK for bluebell conservation. A quarter of our woodland is ancient or semi-natural which is an ideal habitats for bluebells.

The 'carpet beds' on the parterre at Waddesdon Manor

How to make a carpet bed 

Create a carpet bed inspired by the gardening team at Waddesdon Manor in your own garden.

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