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
Two visitors in the walled rose garden at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Fragrant rose gardens 

Take a stroll through one of the many rose gardens blooming this summer. There are hundreds of varieties to discover so you're sure to find an array of scents and colour. You can even pick up some hints and tips for growing roses at home.

Surprise view spring 2019 at Fountains Abbey

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.

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Bright blooms and planting tips from Hardwick Hall

Our latest gardening video will take you around the formal garden at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. Discover how we protect the gardens against climate change, look after the flower borders and create an eye catching colour scheme by using flowers with warm and cool tones in complementary borders. Watch this video to learn how our gardeners propagate plants and pick up some tips for your own garden.

Visitors admiring flowers in a garden

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.