Gardens to visit in the North East

Soak up the sights and smells of summer as the gardens around the North East begin to bloom. Explore Wallington's hidden garden, witness a seasonal spectacle at Cragside or get up close to wildlife in Washington Old Hall's nuttery.

The Formal Garden at Cragside, Northumberland

Explore the gardens at Cragside

Lord Armstrong was a landscape genius - Cragside is his imagination in physical form. Visit the Formal Gardens, Pinetum and Rock Garden and see how he experimented with plants, trees and water on a gigantic scale to create the gardens here at Cragside.

The Gertrude Jekyll Garden near Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland

The Gertrude Jekyll garden

Occupying the site of a vegetable patch which once provided the soldiers in the Castle with food, this garden, crowned 'Garden of the Year' by Countryfile Magazine, is now a riot of hardy annuals, colourful perennials and heritage vegetables all working together to create a beautiful carpet of colour.

Wallington's walled garden

Discover Wallington's secret garden

Soak up the atmosphere of the tranquil East Woods and discover the hidden Walled Garden, a delightful garden hidden behind high walls at the bottom of a woodland valley.

The parterre garden at Seaton Delaval Hall

Beautiful gardens

Discover the beauty of the gardens at Seaton Delaval Hall - stroll through the parterre, relax in the peaceful privy garden and explore the wider Vanbrugh landscape.

Gardeners working in the Walled Garden at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

Gibside's Walled Garden

Gibside’s Walled Garden is blossoming in every sense of the word. Constantly evolving and growing, it’s got quite a story to tell.

Washington Old Hall Bumble bee on Lavender

Explore the gardens during spring

Spring is a great time to visit the gardens here. The bulbs are starting to make an appearance, you can hear the birds singing and there's plenty of places to simply sit, relax and soak up the calm.