Summer gardens in Wiltshire

Summer is a wonderful time of year to be outside in the fresh air, taking in the sights and smells of flowers in bloom, warmer temperatures and longer days. We've reopened these gardens in line with Government guidelines. You'll need to book ahead before visiting, by 3pm the day before your visit: please follow the links below to book. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

The gardens at Stourhead near 89 Church Lawn, Stourhead, Wiltshire


World-famous landscape garden with magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees.

The Monet bridge at The Courts Garden, Wiltshire

The Courts Garden 

Charming English country garden full of variety, with peaceful water gardens, herbaceous borders, organically shaped topiary and an imaginative use of colour and planting.

The lawns in the Botanic Garden at Lacock Abbey


Lacock Abbey, a quirky country house built upon the foundations of a former nunnery, located within its own woodland grounds at the heart of a Wiltshire village.

Roses scramble along the building and around the well in the Inner Court at the fifteenth-century Great Chalfield Manor, Wiltshire

Great Chalfield Manor

Romantic Arts and Crafts garden near Melksham with terraces, topiary houses, gazebo, lily pond, roses and views across the spring-fed fishpond.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 100 gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. From Monday 6 July, we’re gradually opening gardens and parklands in Wales. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All National Trust houses remain closed for now. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.