Gardens and parks in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

There’s eye-popping colour everywhere you look at this time of year. The Vyne’s walled garden is littered with yellow and white shasta daisies. Sweetpeas fill the air with a rich fragrance. At Hinton Ampner, dahlia displays are starting to reveal a palette of rich colour, from creams to oranges and hot pinks. The deep borders at Mottisfont are a heavenly mix of blues and pinks, from elegant agapanthus, geraniums, and sweetly scented phlox.

There are plenty of places to sit and soak up the views or relax with a picnic. Every visit you make helps to support the continued care of these beautiful places.

Welcome back sign in field

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Path through walled garden with borders of blue and white flowers on both sides


The huge borders in Mottisfont's walled garden are packed with floral delights. Geraniums, agapanthus and lilies mingle with sweetly scented phlox and pinks. Close by, the large kitchen garden is also brimming with bright flowers, mingling with delicious leafy produce.

Yew topiary in the Sunken Garden in July at Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner 

Exotically-coloured dahlias are beginning to create dramatic impact across the gardens, in hot oranges and reds, pretty pinks and yellows. New for this summer is eye-catching stripey-pink Mystic Dreamer in the sunken garden. In the walled garden, sweetpeas are creating a riot of colour, mingling with salads, fruit and veg – all destined for the kitchen.

Colourful sweetpeas on a frame in foreground, with brick garden wall in background

The Vyne 

These formal gardens are a delight to wander through, full of colourful borders and beautiful views. Soak up the scent of sweetpeas in the historic walled garden. You can pick up a bunch for free too, cut daily by the gardeners. You’ll see The Vyne’s famous dahlias beginning to reveal their showy blooms too. Wander on a little further to take in the magnificent lake and fields beyond.

Flower-filled garden meadow at Uppark


Perched high above the South Downs, Uppark’s is the perfect place to soak up panoramic views over summer countryside, with a picnic. You'll also discover a mini scented garden filled with fragrant garden lilies, sweetpeas, phlox and heliotrope, known as ‘cherry pie’ because of its delicious scent.

A gravel path between two borders filled with purple and orange flowers with Mottistone Manor at the end of the path

Mottistone Gardens 

With brightly coloured borders and beautifully scented flowers, the warm, sheltered gardens at Mottistone on the Isle of Wight provide the perfect location to discover a variety of plants this summer. Find out about some of the highlights you can see on a visit to the gardens.