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Explore the most famous gardens in our care

A group of three visitors, including a woman carrying a baby, walk towards the camera along a stone pathway that leads through bare lime trees in early spring. The lawn either side of the trees is filled with daffodils in bloom.
Visitors exploring the Lime Walk at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

We look after the greatest collection of historic gardens and garden plants under single ownership in Europe, if not the world. They encompass more than 500 years of history and a vast range of garden styles and fashions. Here's a selection of the most famous and significant gardens you can visit.

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
Among the classical statues, discover a series of specialist plant collections growing at Anglesey Abbey. There are more than 400 varieties of snowdrops alone, some of which are named after the people and places with links to this garden.Visit Anglesey Abbey
Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire
Victorian horticulturist James Bateman created this garden with plants and objects collected from, or inspired by, countries across the globe. Go on a journey at Biddulph Grange Garden to discover an Italian terrace, an Egyptian pyramid, a Himalayan glen and a Chinese-inspired garden.Visit Biddulph Grange Garden
Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Blickling has one of the only remaining gardens where you can still see the influence of Norah Lindsay, a socialite garden designer in the 1920s and 1930s who became a major influence on garden design. For some highlights, explore the Temple, Orangery and Walled Garden.Visit Blickling Estate
Bodnant Garden, Conwy
This Welsh garden is well known for its plants from around the world and has over 80 acres of gardens. Discover the grand Italianate terraces with rose gardens, lily pools, herbaceous beds and a dramatic dell. There’s varied planting all year round, including the Winter Garden in the cooler months.Visit Bodnant Garden
Chartwell, Kent
The formal Rose Garden and the Walled Garden are horticultural highlights at Chartwell. The Rose Garden was designed by Lady Churchill and leads into the terrace lawn, which boasts views over the surrounding estate. The Walled Garden, also a working kitchen garden, has walls built by Sir Winston Churchill.Visit Chartwell
Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey
Many of the great names in landscape design history have played a part in the creation of the pleasure grounds at Claremont. Take a stroll by the serpentine lake, grotto, Belvedere Tower, Camellia Terrace and the grass amphitheatre – believed to be the largest left in Europe.Visit Claremont Landscape Garden
Cragside, Northumberland
Lord and Lady Armstrong engineered the landscape and experimented with plants to create a grand designer garden at Cragside. They added man-made lakes, towering North American conifers, one of the largest rock gardens in Europe and a flower-filled Formal Garden.Visit Cragside
Daffodils in spring growing in the grounds of Chartwell, Kent, home of Winston Churchill between 1922-1964
Daffodils in spring growing in the grounds of Chartwell, Kent | © National Trust Images/Robert Morris
Hidcote, Gloucestershire
Discover one of the most influential 20th-century British gardens. Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts masterpiece, nestled in a north Cotswolds hamlet. Designed as a series of outdoor rooms separated by walls and hedges, each garden is different in character and scale.Visit Hidcote
Hill Top, Cumbria
Walk through Beatrix Potter's garden at Hill Top to see her beloved children's books come to life. Wander through herbaceous borders filled with cottage-style plantings and look out for the vegetable garden. A beehive is nestled into the garden wall here, much like it's shown in The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck.Visit Hill Top
Mottisfont, Hampshire
Ancient trees, babbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this 18th-century house, which was once a priory. The Walled Garden contains a world-famous rose collection, as well as lavender hedges and herbaceous borders packed with colour from geraniums, pinks, phlox and agapanthus.Visit Mottisfont
Mount Stewart, County Down
Mount Stewart is one of the most remarkable and distinctive gardens we care for, with rare and exotic plants flourishing in a subtropical climate. Look out for the stone pergola in the Sunk Garden and the topiary Irish harp in the Shamrock Garden, as well as colourful borders and statues in the Italian Garden.Visit Mount Stewart
Nymans, West Sussex
Discover romantic ruins, intimate gardens and internationally recognised plant collections at this Sussex garden. Set against a woodland backdrop, you’ll find a mix of formal and informal planting.Visit Nymans
Powis Castle and Garden, Powys
With an Italianate terrace, lavish herbaceous borders, dancing statues and grounds that date back 300 years, the garden at Powis Castle is considered to be one of Britain's best. View the garden in all its glory from high up on the terraces – the 17th-century terraced garden is one of the finest surviving examples of its kind.Visit Powis Castle and Garden
Visitors in the garden in spring at Powis Castle, Wales
Visitors in the garden at Powis Castle, Powys in Wales | © National Trust Images/John Millar
Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent
This world-renowned garden was created by writers Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. The garden is famed for its vibrant planting schemes and architectural planning. It’s set within the ruins of an Elizabethan house and surrounded by a rich landscape of woods, streams and farmland.Visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Stourhead, Wiltshire
Stourhead offers an English 18th-century view of Arcadian paradise. With hills, water and classical architecture overlaid by a collection of trees and shrubs, it was described as a living work of art when it first opened in the 1740s.Visit Stourhead
Studley Royal Water Garden at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire
Studley Royal Water Garden, a World Heritage Site, is the least altered Georgian landscape garden in England. Take in the great variety of planting as you explore its elegant ornamental lakes, avenues, temples, cascades and canals.Visit Studley Royal Water Garden
Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall
The garden at Trengwainton has a display of award-winning magnolias and rhododendrons. Subtropical species collected from around the world thrive in the shelter of the Walled Gardens, which include a Kitchen Garden built to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark as described in the Bible.Visit Trengwainton Garden
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Take a stroll through Wimpole's garden to see where famous designers Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton left their mark. The 4.5-acre Walled Garden was built with handmade bricks in the 1790s by Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, with no expense spared. Even the walls were heated to keep peaches warm during frosts.Visit Wimpole
Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria

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