Some of our most famous writers, poets and politicians found inspiration in the beauty of the places where they lived and worked. For many, their gardens held a special significance, a space to enjoy, to relax and even write in. Why not discover some of them for yourself?
Discover the woodland gardens and estuary views of the holiday home beloved by Agatha Christie.
Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top with the royalties from the first of her little books, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. 100 years later, Head Gardener Pete Tasker is determined to return the tiny garden to the one Beatrix created.
The Victorian formal garden is Italianate in style with rows of terraces, a formal parterre, classical statuary and annual beds full of the bold colours the Disraelis loved.
Explore the rolling gardens at Shaw's Corner and discover the writing hut of the celebrated author George Bernard Shaw.
Visit Woolsthorpe Manor, home of Sir Isaac Newton, and you'll see the famous apple tree that inspired his theory of gravity.
Rudyard Kipling's garden at Bateman's, his 17th-century Jacobean home, in the landscape of the Sussex Weald, was the inspiration for Puck of Pook's Hill.
Explore the beautiful cottage garden at Samuel Taylor Coleridge's home in Somerset.
Discover Thomas Hardy's garden at the cottage in Dorset, where he was born and spent his early years.
Explore the peaceful garden and orchards at Red House, William Morris' iconic home, where he drew inspiration for his design ideas.
Churchill was a lover of nature and landscape. He created lakes, a rose garden and a playhouse on the hillside garden at Chartwell in Kent.
Discover which of our places have links to famous names, from Isaac Newton to the Beatles.
We care for hundreds of amazing gardens, but these are the jewels in our crown. Find out why they're so well known.
We care for some amazing gardens and parks. From small secret hideaways to landscaped lawns, beautiful borders and acres of parkland.
The places we look after have many links to the Tudor period. They’ve received royal visitors, hidden Catholic priests and witnessed pivotal events.
Discover which of our places have starred on the silver screen or played a key role as TV locations in dramas such as Poldark.