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.

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?

Find summer gardens near you

A volunteer gardener wheeling a wheelbarrow along a pathway in Attingham's walled garden

Top summer gardens in the Midlands 

Our summer gardens in the Midlands are packed full of character. Explore the eclectic international collection of plants at Biddulph Grange Garden or wander through the ancient and iconic Yew Garden of Packwood House.

Summer blooms to look out for

A gardener leading a tour

Summer flowers and garden events 

Have you got green fingers? Why not celebrate the season by visiting an event for garden lovers like you. Head to a flower show to see magnificent displays of blooms, get your hands dirty helping our gardeners to plant seeds and flowers, or hear talks from experts on how to care for your own beds and borders.

Top tips for gardening in the summer

Want to get your garden looking its best this summer? Our gardeners have come up with five seasonal gardening tips, so you can create your own green oasis at home.