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Gardens in London and the South East

Pink and white tulips and topiary in the Sunken Garden with the house in the background at Hinton Ampner
View of the Sunken Garden in spring at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Discover some of the most scenic gardens to visit in London and the South East and enjoy great days out all year round.

Must-see gardens this summer

Pink and white roses, lilac and purple alliums, and other purple, pink and white flowers bloom in a flowerbed next to a stone path, with the house in the background, at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Sissinghurst, Kent 

Explore the garden at Sissinghurst, with its vibrant planting schemes and architectural planning, and discover why it ranks among the most famous gardens in England.

red, apricot and yellow roses with a green painted rose arch and white bench

Cliveden, Buckinghamshire 

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls, kings and queens at Cliveden as you stroll through a series of areas in the impressive garden, each with its own special charm.

The Rose Garden at Mottisfont, Hampshire in the June evening sun. Beds filled with flowers can be seen alongside an armillary sphere, in the background, through the walled garden entrance, the low June evening sun shines across the parkland.

Mottisfont, Hampshire 

Enjoy every season at Mottisfont, with its ancient trees and babbling brooks, from rich autumn foliage and the scented Winter Garden, to spring bulbs and, of course, the world-famous Rose Garden.

Naturalistic planting at Nymans in the Forecourt Garden

Nymans, West Sussex 

Romantic ruins, intimate gardens and internationally recognised plant collections all set against a backdrop of woodland and far-reaching views.

A view along the Rose Garden looking towards the Well Head at Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Polesden Lacey, Surrey 

The garden at Polesden Lacey has something to offer in every season. From exceptional views and peace and quiet to stunning colours and scents, there is always something to enjoy.

The path in the walled garden, framed by blooming rose pergola

Hinton Ampner, Hampshire 

Discover clipped topiary contrasting with brick walls, lilies floating on the surface of a pond and flower borders that transform throughout the seasons.

A view down a gravel pathway with flower borders on either side and the stone house in the far distance at Mottistone Garden and Estate

Mottistone, Isle of Wight 

Discover a garden packed full of interest with deep flower borders, wandering paths, clipped hedging, an orchard and far-reaching views to the sea.

Water lilies on Middle Lake in the summer at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

The garden at Sheffield Park and Garden 

Explore a horticultural work of art at Sheffield Park in East Sussex, formed through centuries of landscape design, famed for its autumn colour but beautiful in every season.

Gardens and parks in London and the South East

Rose Veilchenblau on arch, in the rose garden in June at Mottisfont, Hampshire


From rose borders to pop-up flower meadows, National Trust gardens in Hampshire are some of the best places to enjoy gorgeous summer blooms. They're perfect for picnicking in, with family and friends.

The Orchard in April at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent


There are gardens aplenty to explore in Kent, including Sissinghurst – one of the most famous in the country. From productive walled gardens to beautiful borders, there's something for every taste.

A view along the Rose Garden looking towards the Well Head at Polesden Lacey, Surrey


Discover the best summer gardens and open spaces to explore around Surrey, from roses to a royal garden and rolling parkland.

Rose garden at Nymans, West Sussex


Beautiful gardens are found all over Sussex. The romantic gardens at Nymans and Bateman's; and Capability Brown landscapes at Sheffield Park and Petworth are all yours to explore.

The walled kitchen garden, with an arched doorway, with lavender and marigolds in flower


Discover a variety of plants and interest in gardens across London, from summer roses to wintry alpine blooms and spring bulbs bursting into life.

Colourful flower borders spill out over a path leading to a statue and door in a brick wall

Explore gardens and parklands

We care for more than 200 gardens and parks. From kitchen gardens full of fruit and veg to historic parkland, there’s something for everyone.