The online guide to beautiful

Great British Gardens

with places to stay nearby

  • Crathes Castle Garden
  • Glamis Castle
  • Hever Castle Garden
  • Leeds Castle and Gardens
  • Powis Castle and Gardens
  • Trematon Castle Garden
  • Crathes Castle and Gardens are a real jewel of a place. The castle, gardens and setting combine to stunning effect.
  • Glamis Castle, Forfar was the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret
  • Hever Castle, on the Kent border have lovingly tended gardens bringing colour and life all the year round surround.
  • Leeds Castle is set amongst 500 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens
  • This famous 17th century garden at Powis Castle was based on designs from William Winde.
  • This remarkable garden surrounding a historic castle has been created by renown designers Julian and Isabel Bannerman.

August and a month for gardens to regain their colour. This month we feature famous castles with beautiful gardens on our gallery - it is also a great time for herbaceous borders.  Join us as we feature all the best gardens to visit this month.

We feature some of the gardens to visit in  England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. We also include many comfortable places to stay nearby. Use the index on the left for regional maps so that you can plan your journey.

Our guide attracts visitors from all over the world - we know because we often receive feedback. We started the guide as a hobby in 2002, as at that time there were few resources on the internet to help people plan their visits. The first region we covered was Cornwall and by the time 12 months elapsed more than 200 gardens had applied to join. Over the last year we  have had around 1 million  viewers from almost every continent on the world, with 6 million page views. As a result we have generated significant income for our members. With over 500 properties on our guide and more applying to join we should maintain our place as a leading resource for garden lovers.

Within our guide you will find a number of beautiful Japanese Gardens in England which are especially of great interest to those people now creating one.

If you would like us to plan your itinerary for you we have a wide range of guided holidays in England, Scotland and Wales all at very reasonable prices. We also have a range of tours throughout the world so why not request one of our free brochures. It does not matter where you live as there are departure points throughout the UK. Many visitors from overseas take advantage of the tours.

We are now smart-phone friendly so that you can plan your gardens to visit wherever you are. We thank you for your support over the years and do not forget to follow our visits, seen buy up to 60,000 people on our Facebook page each week, we now have over 50,000 likes - click banner Facebook banner for more.

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