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?

Please note that some gardens may still be closed. Make sure to check the property page to see if it's open before you book a visit. 

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.

In England, we're pleased to have been able to keep our gardens, parks and outdoor spaces open through the current lockdown. From 2 December, we'll be able to reopen some houses and welcome you to sit in our cafés again. In tier 3, indoor areas will remain closed and cafés will be takeaway only. Please follow your area's tiering system and government guidance when planning a visit.

Following Welsh government guidance, all places in Wales are now open for Wales residents, and we're pleased to be welcoming many of you again.

In line with Northern Ireland Executive circuit break restrictions, our gardens and parks in Northern Ireland will open from 28 November. All houses, shops and visitor centres will stay closed during the circuit break until 11 December, and cafés will be takeaway only.

Before visiting, please always check local and national government guidance on travelling. You can check the property webpage in case of local restrictions. We're following government advice closely and will reopen more places as soon as we can. 

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

Tips for summer gardening

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.

Need some gardening advice? See our gardening tips here