See and Do

Gardens

Wander through rose gardens, discover acres of countryside and stroll woodland trails. Whether you're in search of traditional formal gardens, or hidden hilltop gems and edible woodlands, it's time to take a breath of fresh air and enjoy those views.

If you've seen one garden, you certainly haven't seen them all. Discover the grand and formal gardens of the manor houses, pretty cottage gardens, gardens inspired by travel across the world, manicured lawns and even a maze or two in our list of favourites. 

Visit throughout the season and you'll uncover even more hidden gems, with russet coloured woodland, bright blossoms and frosted pathways. Better still, take a tour with a head gardener and you'll discover all manner of green-fingered secrets that have transformed these beautiful areas.

RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex is constantly evolving, with biodiversity right at the heart of everything the gardeners do.

Beautiful gardens surround the coastal Walmer Castle, once the home of the Queen Mother.

At the the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens you'll find the artist's bronze sculptures surrounded by glorious gardens.

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Planned itineraries

Whether you want to see the castles and seafood of the coast or the rugged beauty and manicured gardens of the countryside, it’s time to start your gourmet garden adventure.

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Events and attractions

From guided tours of gardens, to five star dining and unique spots to rest your head, choose from our selection of days out and places to stay, and start planning your adventure.

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Audley End House and Gardens

Step back in time as you explore life above and below stairs in this decadent mansion house surrou

Mid range
Historic

Beth Chatto Gardens

Beth Chatto Plants & Gardens is a place for people who are passionate about plants and gardens. Be

Mid range
Experience

Blooming Green

Mid range
Gardens

Chartwell - National Trust

Family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill, Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home

Mid range
Historic

Chatsworth

Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District.

Historic

Hatfield House

Historical house open to the public for guided tours and views of grounds.

Historic

Ightham Mote (National Trust)

Hidden in a secluded valley, this 700 year old medieval moated manor house is one of the most beau

Historic

Layer Marney Tower

England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse was built in the reign of Henry VIII, who came and stayed in Augus

Historic

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle is without a doubt one of the most beautiful venues in Kent.

Historic

Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Marks Hall Estate is a striking heritage landscape that extends to over 2,200 acres of Essex coun

Historic

Renishaw Hall & Gardens

Renishaw Hall & Gardens offers award winning gardens, designed by Sir George Sitwell Bt. In 19th cen

Historic

Smallhythe Place – National Trust

Nestled in the Kentish countryside, Smallhythe Place is a simple oasis that once belonged to renow

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Gardens

St Paul's Walden Bury

This charming small stately home with its Grade 1 listed garden, 1 hour from London, was the home of

Experience

The Heights of Abraham

Award winning historic 60 acre “savage garden” estate, originally opened in 1780. Reached by fully e

Historic

Walmer Castle and Gardens

Built during the reign of King Henry VIII and sited on the coast of Kent, Walmer Castle is one of

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