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Rose Veilchenblau on arch, in the rose garden in June at Mottisfont, Hampshire
Rose arch in Mottisfont's walled rose garden | © National Trust Images/Clive Nichols

Gardens and parks in Hampshire

Our Hampshire gardens are kaleidoscopes of lush colour in summer. Magnificent scented rose displays, colour-packed herbaceous borders, and swathes of wildflowers combine to give joy and inspiration at every turn.

Top summer gardens to visit in Hampshire

The Rose Garden in June, with red, pink and purple roses, at Mottisfont, Hampshire

The garden at Mottisfont 

Mottisfont’s world-famous National Collection of old-fashioned shrub celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Discover over 1,000 rose plants and more than 400 fragrant varieties, from densely flowering shrub roses to elegant ramblers and climbers. Some are so rare they aren’t on public show anywhere else. There are late evening openings, with jazz and wine on Fridays, plus hundreds of roses for sale.

A gardener watering plants at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

The garden at Hinton Ampner 

Hinton’s rose guide takes you to its best, heavily fragrant displays, whilst in the house are beautiful floral arrangements, created in partnership with florists Bud and Flower (8 to 30 June). Don’t miss the kitchen garden, full of summer produce and vibrant companion planting.

The Lake in summer at the Vyne, Hampshire

The garden at The Vyne 

Herbaceous borders are filled with foxgloves, paeonies and phlox – rich in nectar and pollen. In July the walled garden is a sea of wildflowers. There are sunflowers and sweetpeas for sale, and beautiful tree foliage around the lake.

The gardens in summer at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire

The garden at Sandham Memorial Chapel 

A meadow orchard of wildflowers and seating beneath apple trees greets you as you come through the gate at Sandham. Behind the chapel, pretty cottage garden planting brings colour to raised beds. Note: Sandham is open Thursday to Sunday.

Lush tropical looking plants in a small garden with path in the middle and red brick Winchester City Mill in the background

Winchester City Mill's island garden 

Winchester City Mill’s island garden is a unique opportunity to explore lush tropical-style planting whilst the famous river Itchen rushes by on both sides. It’s also a wonderful place to enjoy coffee, cake or maybe lunch – the garden doubles as the mill’s outdoor café.

Hampshire parkland

Stretch your legs, run around, enjoy some peace and quiet and take in stunning views.

Views of the parkland and South Downs beyond at Hinton Ampner

The estate at Hinton Ampner 

Adjoining the gardens are acres of beautiful parkland. Follow the ancient tree trail to discover some of its remarkable gnarled veterans, or simply enjoy soaking up the panoramic vista as you wander.

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    Chalk path through undulating open heathland in summer, New Forest, Hampshire

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