Summer gardens in the South East

From garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, rambling roses at the world-famous rose garden at Mottisfont in Hampshire to the secret garden charms of the garden at Fenton House in Hampstead, London, you're bound to find a blaze of glorious garden colour at your local National Trust garden in the South East.

A bright summer border in the garden in front of Waddesdon Manor

Buckinghamshire 

Our places are bursting with scented roses, vibrant peonies and glorious bedding schemes. It's a wonderful time to visit summer gardens in Buckinghamshire.

Ballerina hoops with clematis and crab apple plants in blossom

Berkshire 

In and around Berkshire, our places are bursting with wisteria, scented roses and vibrant peonies. It's a wonderful time to soak up the summer.

The cottage garden in the summer at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

In and around East Sussex 

From June to August our gardens in and around East Sussex are alive with rich, vibrant colours and lush greenery at places like Bateman's and Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

A colourful summer border at Mottisfont

Flower-filled gardens 

Our gardens are filled with sweet scents and a kaleidoscope of colours in summer. Wander into walled gardens of fragrant roses or leafy produce, where insects gently buzz in the warm sunshine and time seems to stand still. Celebrate the arrival of summer with a day in the garden.....

Azaleas in bloom with a view over Kent at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Kent 

From June to August our gardens in Kent are alive with rich, vibrant colours and lush greenery at places like Ightham Mote and Emmetts Garden.

The garden at Fenton House

London 

See summer sizzle as colourful displays and brilliant bouquets emerge at our special places across the capital. From the bountiful boarders at Fenton House and Garden to sweet citrus scents at Ham House and Garden.

A view along the Rose Garden on a summer's evening looking towards the Well Head

Surrey 

Our gardens are all at their colourful best during the summer months with vibrant colours, relaxing spaces and breath-taking views. From the rose garden at Polesden Lacey to the landscaped vistas at Claremont, find a summer garden near you.

The summer borders in July

In and around West Sussex 

Our gardens are all at their colourful best during the summer months with vibrant colours, relaxing spaces and breath-taking views. From the summer borders at Nymans, Bateman's and Standen to Capability Brown landscapes at Sheffield Park and Petworth; come and find a summer garden near you.

Colourful summer flowers in the gardens at Mottistone, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight 

With brightly coloured borders and beautifully scented flowers, the warm, sheltered gardens at Mottistone 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 in the coming months.

Meet our gardeners

Dill flower head and sweet pea 'Cupani' in the Kitchen Garden at Ham House

Rosie Fyles at Ham House 

Discover a few of the best spots to stop and take a breath in the summer sunshine at Ham House, courtesy of Head Gardener, Rosie Fyles. Follow her and her team on their project to recreate the grandest of salads, inspired by their extraordinary Kitchen Garden.