Summer gardens near you

With vibrant displays of flowers and long, warm days, summer is the perfect time to get outside and explore some beautiful gardens. Smell the fragrant flowers, take in the vibrant colours around you and listen to the bees buzzing by. Time seems to slow down when you stroll through a colourful summer garden we look after.

This is the time of year when many gardens are at their peak – full of spectacular displays of roses clambering up walls and across pergolas, or swathes of lavender bushes that release a heady scent as you brush past. From formal borders to cottage gardens, you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere that’s not brimming over with colourful blooms.

We've rounded up some of the summer gardens to visit, so you can make the most of the season. If your trip inspires you to create your own slice of paradise at home, then why not check out our gardeners' tips below for a few handy pointers?

We’re still working hard to keep our gardens looking their best. But with fewer staff and volunteers to help out, things may look a little different on your visit. Please bear with us as we adjust to these challenging times.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Find summer gardens near you

Summer blooms to look out for

Need some gardening advice? See our gardening tips here