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
Family sharing a picnic

Perfect picnic spots 

Pack a hamper, round up friends and family and enjoy a leisurely summer's day outside. From gardens and historic parkland, to hills with a view, we’ve got plenty of suggestions for where you could unroll a picnic rug and watch the world go by.

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.

A couple speaking to a gardener during an 'Ask the Gardener' event at Mottisfont

Summer flowers and garden events 

Have you got green fingers? Visit a flower show to see magnificent displays of blooms, get your hands dirty helping our gardeners to plant seeds and flowers, or hear talks from experts on how to care for your own beds and borders.

Gardens through the ages

The garden at Overbecks

Gardens by the sea 

There’s something magical about a garden by the sea. Enjoy the warmer climate, tropical plants and winding coastal paths framed by lush vegetation and views over the waters.

Summer meadow flowers with a bright blue sky

Eight things to spot in a summer meadow 

Find out what you could discover in our meadows this summer, from courting insects to orchids.

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