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

The fountain and parterre garden lit up by thousands of lights at Blickling
A winter's day at Scotney Castle, Kent

Our top winter gardens 

Winter is here, but that doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy exploring gardens. We've got plenty of special places where you can find bright pops of colour from berries and flowers, or see textured grasses and frosted seed heads. Where will you discover first?

Powis Castle’s illuminated garden at Christmas

Christmas lights and winter illuminations 

Explore gardens lit up for the festive season. Wrap up warm and stroll through the magical Christmas and winter light displays.

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.

Visitors sat outside the stable courtyard cafe in the covered area at Christmas, Saltram, Devon

Cosy tea-rooms and cafés 

After a bracing walk around a winter garden, come in from the cold and treat yourself to a mulled wine, home-made mince pie or even a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.

A tour of the garden at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales

Gardening events 

If you love 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.

A Robin among holly branches

Five things you never knew about holly 

From pagan roots to glittering decorations, discover the myths, magic and history of holly, one of the UK's favourite festive plants.

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