English Gardens

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Map of all Historic Gardens in England

About English Gardens

England is famous for its gardens, and justly so. Some of these gardens are commercial enterprises and some are purely labours of love. The latter may or may not be open to public viewing, or may have very restricted opening times. For the purposes of this list, I have limited the selected gardens to those open regularly to the public. Many of the finest English gardens gardens are associated with historic houses, making for a doubly enjoyable visit. For an excellent overview of British gardens, visit the web site of the National Gardens Scheme. (highly recommended!)

Garden List
Name County Heritage Rating
Abbey Dore Court Garden Herefordshire 2 Heritage Rating
Abbey House Gardens Wiltshire 2 Heritage Rating
Abbotsbury Gardens Dorset 2 Heritage Rating
Acorn Bank Cumbria 3 Heritage Rating
Alnwick Garden Northumberland 2 Heritage Rating
Anglesey Abbey Cambridgeshire 3 Heritage Rating
Antony House Cornwall 4 Heritage Rating
Arley Hall Cheshire 4 Heritage Rating
Athelhampton House Dorset 4 Heritage Rating
Audley End House Essex 4 Heritage Rating
Avebury Manor and Garden Wiltshire 4 Heritage Rating
Barnsdale Gardens Rutland 2 Heritage Rating
Barnsley House Garden Gloucestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Barrington Court Somerset 3 Heritage Rating
Bateman's East Sussex 5 Heritage Rating
Batsford Arboretum Gloucestershire 2 Heritage Rating
Battersea Park Greater London 2 Heritage Rating
Bedgebury National Pinetum Kent 2 Heritage Rating
Belton House Lincolnshire 4 Heritage Rating
Belvoir Castle Leicestershire 4 Heritage Rating
Benington Lordship Garden Hertfordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Bennetts Water Gardens Dorset 2 Heritage Rating
Berrington Hall Herefordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Beth Chatto Gardens Essex 1 Heritage Rating
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens Devon 2 Heritage Rating
Biddulph Grange Garden Staffordshire 1 Heritage Rating
Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire 5 Heritage Rating
Boconnoc Cornwall 3 Heritage Rating
Bonython Estate Gardens Cornwall 3 Heritage Rating
Borde Hill Garden West Sussex 1 Heritage Rating
Bosvigo Gardens Cornwall 1 Heritage Rating
Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire 2 Heritage Rating
Bowood House and Gardens Wiltshire 4 Heritage Rating
Box Hill Surrey 2 Heritage Rating
Bramall Hall Cheshire 4 Heritage Rating
Bressingham Steam and Gardens Norfolk 3 Heritage Rating
Brobury House Gardens Herefordshire 2 Heritage Rating
Brockhole Gardens Cumbria 2 Heritage Rating
Broughton Castle Oxfordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Bryan's Ground Herefordshire 2 Heritage Rating
Burghley House Lincolnshire 5 Heritage Rating
Burnby Hall Gardens Yorkshire 2 Heritage Rating
Burncoose Garden Cornwall 2 Heritage Rating
Burton Agnes Hall Yorkshire 4 Heritage Rating
Bushey Rose Garden Hertfordshire 2 Heritage Rating
Bushy Park Greater London 3 Heritage Rating
Caerhays Castle and Garden Cornwall 2 Heritage Rating
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens Cambridgeshire 1 Heritage Rating
Cannington Walled Garden Somerset 4 Heritage Rating
Capel Manor Gardens Greater London 3 Heritage Rating
Capesthorne Hall Cheshire 4 Heritage Rating
Cascades Gardens Derbyshire 2 Heritage Rating
Castle Ashby Gardens Northamptonshire 3 Heritage Rating
Castle Drogo Devon 3 Heritage Rating
Castle Hill Gardens Devon 3 Heritage Rating
Castle Howard Yorkshire 5 Heritage Rating
Cerney House Gardens Gloucestershire 2 Heritage Rating
Chalice Well and Gardens Somerset 4 Heritage Rating
Chartwell Kent 4 Heritage Rating
Chastleton House Oxfordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Chatsworth Derbyshire 5 Heritage Rating
Chelsea Physic Garden Greater London 3 Heritage Rating
Chenies Manor House Buckinghamshire 4 Heritage Rating
Chiswick House Greater London 4 Heritage Rating
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens Cheshire 2 Heritage Rating
Cirencester Park Gloucestershire 4 Heritage Rating
Claremont Landscape Garden Surrey 3 Heritage Rating
Claydon Estate Gardens Buckinghamshire 5 Heritage Rating
Cliveden Buckinghamshire 4 Heritage Rating
Clovelly Court Gardens Devon 3 Heritage Rating
Coleton Fishacre House and Garden Devon 2 Heritage Rating
Compton Acres Dorset 2 Heritage Rating
Constable Burton Hall Gardens Yorkshire 3 Heritage Rating
Coombe Abbey Country Park Warwickshire 3 Heritage Rating
Coombe Trenchard House and Garden Devon 3 Heritage Rating
Corsham Court Wiltshire 3 Heritage Rating
Cothay Manor and Gardens Somerset 3 Heritage Rating
Coton Manor Gardens Northamptonshire 2 Heritage Rating
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Manor House Oxfordshire 2 Heritage Rating
Coughton Court Warwickshire 4 Heritage Rating
Cragside Northumberland 3 Heritage Rating
Cranborne Manor Gardens Dorset 3 Heritage Rating
Cressing Temple Barns and Gardens Essex 4 Heritage Rating
Crook Hall County Durham 4 Heritage Rating
Crookham Peace Garden Northumberland 2 Heritage Rating
Croome Park Worcestershire 4 Heritage Rating
Dalemain Cumbria 4 Heritage Rating
Dane John Gardens Kent 1 Heritage Rating
Deans Court Dorset 3 Heritage Rating
Docton Mill Gardens Devon 2 Heritage Rating
Doddington Hall Lincolnshire 4 Heritage Rating
Doddington Place Gardens Kent 3 Heritage Rating
Dorneywood Garden Buckinghamshire 3 Heritage Rating
Duncombe Park Yorkshire 4 Heritage Rating
Dunham Massey Cheshire 4 Heritage Rating
Dunster Castle Somerset 4 Heritage Rating
Earnley Butterflies and Gardens West Sussex 2 Heritage Rating
East Lambrook Manor Garden Somerset 2 Heritage Rating
East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden Norfolk 2 Heritage Rating
Eastleach House Gardens Gloucestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Easton Walled Gardens Lincolnshire 4 Heritage Rating
Eden Project Cornwall 2 Heritage Rating
Elizabethan Gardens Devon 2 Heritage Rating
Elsham Hall Gardens Lincolnshire 3 Heritage Rating
Elton Hall Cambridgeshire 3 Heritage Rating
Emmetts Garden Kent 2 Heritage Rating
Escot Park & Gardens Devon 2 Heritage Rating
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway Hampshire 2 Heritage Rating
Fairhaven Garden Norfolk 1 Heritage Rating
Felbrigg Hall Norfolk 4 Heritage Rating
Felley Priory Gardens Nottinghamshire 4 Heritage Rating
Forde Abbey Somerset 3 Heritage Rating
Furzey Gardens Hampshire 3 Heritage Rating
Fyne Court Somerset 3 Heritage Rating
Garden House Devon 3 Heritage Rating
Gawsworth Hall Cheshire 4 Heritage Rating
Gibside Tyne and Wear 4 Heritage Rating
Glendurgan Gardens Cornwall 2 Heritage Rating
Goddards Garden Yorkshire 2 Heritage Rating
Godinton House and Gardens Kent 4 Heritage Rating
Goldsborough Hall Garden Yorkshire 3 Heritage Rating
Goodnestone Park Gardens Kent 2 Heritage Rating
Graythwaite Hall Garden Cumbria 2 Heritage Rating
Great Comp Garden Kent 2 Heritage Rating
Great Dixter Gardens East Sussex 3 Heritage Rating
Great Fosters Surrey 3 Heritage Rating
Gresgarth Hall Gardens Lancashire 3 Heritage Rating
Greys Court Oxfordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Grimsthorpe Castle Lincolnshire 4 Heritage Rating
Groombridge Place Gardens Kent 3 Heritage Rating
Hackfall Woods Yorkshire 4 Heritage Rating
Haddon Hall Derbyshire 4 Heritage Rating
Haddonstone Show Gardens Northamptonshire 2 Heritage Rating
Hall Place and Gardens Kent 4 Heritage Rating
Ham House Greater London 4 Heritage Rating
Hampton Court Castle & Garden Herefordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Hampton Court Palace Greater London 5 Heritage Rating
Hanham Court Gloucestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Hare Hill Garden Cheshire 2 Heritage Rating
Harewood House Yorkshire 5 Heritage Rating
Hartland Abbey Devon 4 Heritage Rating
Hatfield House Hertfordshire 5 Heritage Rating
Heale Gardens Wiltshire 3 Heritage Rating
Helmingham Hall Gardens Suffolk 4 Heritage Rating
Hergest Croft Gardens Herefordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Hestercombe Gardens Somerset 3 Heritage Rating
Hever Castle Kent 5 Heritage Rating
Hidcote Manor Gardens Gloucestershire 2 Heritage Rating
High Beeches Gardens West Sussex 2 Heritage Rating
Highclere Castle Berkshire 4 Heritage Rating
Highdown Gardens West Sussex 2 Heritage Rating
Hindringham Hall & Gardens Norfolk 5 Heritage Rating
Hinton Ampner House & Garden Hampshire 3 Heritage Rating
Hodnet Hall Shropshire 2 Heritage Rating
Hodsock Priory Nottinghamshire 2 Heritage Rating
Holbrook Garden Devon 2 Heritage Rating
Holdenby House Gardens Northamptonshire 4 Heritage Rating
Hole Park Kent 2 Heritage Rating
Holehird Gardens Cumbria 2 Heritage Rating
Holker Hall Cumbria 5 Heritage Rating
Holkham Hall Norfolk 4 Heritage Rating
Holland Park Greater London 2 Heritage Rating
Horniman Museum and Gardens Greater London 2 Heritage Rating
Houghton Lodge Gardens Hampshire 2 Heritage Rating
Hoveton Hall Gardens Norfolk 2 Heritage Rating
Howick Hall Gardens Northumberland 3 Heritage Rating
Hughenden Manor Buckinghamshire 5 Heritage Rating
Hutton-in-the-Forest Cumbria 4 Heritage Rating
Ickworth Suffolk 4 Heritage Rating
Ipswich, St Stephen's Church Suffolk 3 Heritage Rating
Japanese Garden Cornwall 1 Heritage Rating
Julian's Bower Turf Maze Lincolnshire 3 Heritage Rating
Ken-Caro Garden Cornwall 1 Heritage Rating
Kentwell Hall Suffolk 4 Heritage Rating
Kew Gardens Greater London 3 Heritage Rating
Kiftsgate Court Gardens Gloucestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Killerton Devon 3 Heritage Rating
Kingston Lacy Dorset 4 Heritage Rating
Kingston Maurward Gardens Dorset 3 Heritage Rating
Knebworth House Hertfordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Knightshayes Court Devon 3 Heritage Rating
Knoll Gardens Dorset 2 Heritage Rating
Lanhydrock Cornwall 4 Heritage Rating
Larmer Tree Gardens Wiltshire 2 Heritage Rating
Leighton Hall Lancashire 3 Heritage Rating
Leonardslee Gardens West Sussex 1 Heritage Rating
Levens Hall Cumbria 4 Heritage Rating
Lodge Nature Reserve Bedfordshire 1 Heritage Rating
Loseley Park Surrey 4 Heritage Rating
Lost Gardens of Heligan Cornwall 3 Heritage Rating
Lower Severalls Garden Somerset 2 Heritage Rating
Lowther Castle and Gardens Cumbria 4 Heritage Rating
Lullingstone Castle Kent 4 Heritage Rating
Luton Hoo Walled Garden Bedfordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Lydney Park Gloucestershire 2 Heritage Rating
Lyme Park Cheshire 4 Heritage Rating
Lytes Cary Manor Somerset 3 Heritage Rating
Mannington Hall Gardens Norfolk 4 Heritage Rating
Mapperton Gardens Dorset 3 Heritage Rating
Marks Hall Arboretum and Garden Essex 1 Heritage Rating
Marwood Hill Devon 1 Heritage Rating
Merriments Garden East Sussex 2 Heritage Rating
Mill Dene Garden Gloucestershire 2 Heritage Rating
Millgate House and Gardens Yorkshire 3 Heritage Rating
Milton Lodge Gardens Somerset 2 Heritage Rating
Minterne Gardens Dorset 3 Heritage Rating
Misarden Park Gardens Gloucestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Moggerhanger Park Bedfordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Morden Hall Park Greater London 2 Heritage Rating
Morland House Gardens Cumbria 3 Heritage Rating
Morton Manor Isle of Wight 2 Heritage Rating
Mottisfont Abbey Hampshire 3 Heritage Rating
Mottistone Manor Garden Isle of Wight 3 Heritage Rating
Mount Edgecumbe House and Country Park Cornwall 4 Heritage Rating
Mount Ephraim Gardens Kent 3 Heritage Rating
Muncaster Castle Cumbria 4 Heritage Rating
Myddelton House Gardens Greater London 2 Heritage Rating
Ness Botanic Gardens Cheshire 1 Heritage Rating
Newark Park Gloucestershire 4 Heritage Rating
Newby Hall Yorkshire 4 Heritage Rating
Nunwell House and Gardens Isle of Wight 4 Heritage Rating
Nymans West Sussex 1 Heritage Rating
Osborne House Isle of Wight 5 Heritage Rating
Osterley Park Greater London 4 Heritage Rating
Oxburgh Hall Norfolk 4 Heritage Rating
Oxford Botanic Garden Oxfordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Painshill Park Surrey 3 Heritage Rating
Painswick Rococo Garden Gloucestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Parcevall Hall Gardens Yorkshire 2 Heritage Rating
Pashley Manor Gardens East Sussex 3 Heritage Rating
Peckover House Cambridgeshire 3 Heritage Rating
Pencarrow House Cornwall 4 Heritage Rating
Penjerrick Gardens Cornwall 2 Heritage Rating
Penshurst Place Kent 5 Heritage Rating
Peto Garden at Iford Manor Wiltshire 2 Heritage Rating
Petwood House Garden Lincolnshire 3 Heritage Rating
Pine Lodge Gardens Cornwall 1 Heritage Rating
Plumpton Rocks Yorkshire 3 Heritage Rating
Polesden Lacey Surrey 4 Heritage Rating
Powderham Castle Devon 5 Heritage Rating
Prebendal Manor Northamptonshire 5 Heritage Rating
Prior Park Landscape Garden Somerset 3 Heritage Rating
Queen Eleanor's Garden Hampshire 3 Heritage Rating
Ragley Hall Warwickshire 4 Heritage Rating
Ramster Hall Gardens Surrey 2 Heritage Rating
Raveningham Hall Norfolk 3 Heritage Rating
Renishaw Hall Derbyshire 3 Heritage Rating
RHS Garden Harlow Carr Yorkshire 2 Heritage Rating
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Essex 2 Heritage Rating
Rievaulx Terrace and Temples Yorkshire 5 Heritage Rating
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens Kent 3 Heritage Rating
Roman Garden Cheshire 3 Heritage Rating
Rosemoor Garden Devon 1 Heritage Rating
Rousham House and Garden Oxfordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Runnymede Surrey 4 Heritage Rating
Saling Hall Essex 4 Heritage Rating
Savill Garden Surrey 1 Heritage Rating
Sezincote Gloucestershire 4 Heritage Rating
Sheffield Park East Sussex 3 Heritage Rating
Sherborne Castle Dorset 4 Heritage Rating
Shipley Gardens Herefordshire 2 Heritage Rating
Shobrooke Park Devon 3 Heritage Rating
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Hampshire 1 Heritage Rating
Sissinghurst Castle Garden Kent 5 Heritage Rating
Sizergh Castle Cumbria 4 Heritage Rating
Snowshill Manor Gloucestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Spetchley Gardens Worcestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Stagshaw Garden Cumbria 2 Heritage Rating
Stanway House & Baroque Water Gardens Gloucestershire 4 Heritage Rating
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens Yorkshire 2 Heritage Rating
Stody Lodge Gardens Norfolk 3 Heritage Rating
Stourhead Wiltshire 4 Heritage Rating
Stourton House Flower Garden Wiltshire 2 Heritage Rating
Stowe Landscape Gardens Buckinghamshire 5 Heritage Rating
Studley Royal Water Garden Yorkshire 4 Heritage Rating
Sudeley Castle Gloucestershire 5 Heritage Rating
Sulgrave Manor Oxfordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Swiss Garden Bedfordshire 2 Heritage Rating
Syon Park Greater London 4 Heritage Rating
Tatton Park Cheshire 4 Heritage Rating
The Courts Garden Wiltshire 2 Heritage Rating
The Secret Gardens of Sandwich Kent 4 Heritage Rating
The Vyne Hampshire 4 Heritage Rating
The Weir Garden Herefordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Thornbridge Hall Gardens Derbyshire 3 Heritage Rating
Thorp Perrow Arboretum Yorkshire 2 Heritage Rating
Tintinhull Garden Somerset 3 Heritage Rating
Toddington Manor Bedfordshire 2 Heritage Rating
Trebah Garden Cornwall 1 Heritage Rating
Tregrehan Garden Cornwall 4 Heritage Rating
Trelissick Garden Cornwall 2 Heritage Rating
Trenance Gardens Cornwall 1 Heritage Rating
Trengwainton Garden Cornwall 2 Heritage Rating
Trewithen Cornwall 3 Heritage Rating
Tring Park Hertfordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Upton House Warwickshire 4 Heritage Rating
Ventnor Botanic Garden Isle of Wight 1 Heritage Rating
Waddesdon Manor Buckinghamshire 4 Heritage Rating
Wakehurst Place West Sussex 1 Heritage Rating
Wallington Hall Northumberland 4 Heritage Rating
Walmer Castle and Gardens Kent 3 Heritage Rating
Waterperry Gardens Oxfordshire 2 Heritage Rating
Welford Park Berkshire 3 Heritage Rating
Wentworth Castle Gardens Yorkshire 4 Heritage Rating
West Dean Gardens West Sussex 1 Heritage Rating
West Green House Garden Hampshire 3 Heritage Rating
West Wycombe Park Buckinghamshire 4 Heritage Rating
Westbury Court Garden Gloucestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Westgate Gardens Kent 1 Heritage Rating
Westonbirt Arboretum Gloucestershire 1 Heritage Rating
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens Herefordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Whalton Manor Garden Northumberland 3 Heritage Rating
Whatton House & Gardens Leicestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Wightwick Manor West Midlands 4 Heritage Rating
Wilton House Wiltshire 5 Heritage Rating
Winkworth Arboretum Surrey 2 Heritage Rating
Winsford Walled Garden Devon 2 Heritage Rating
Wisley Garden Surrey 1 Heritage Rating
Wollerton Old Hall Garden Shropshire 4 Heritage Rating
Wolterton Park Norfolk 4 Heritage Rating
Wrest Park Bedfordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Name County Heritage Rating
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FAMOUS GARDEN DESIGNERS
Many landscape garden designers were also architects, and helped design both the house and grounds
Capability Brown - the acknowledged master of landscape gardening
William Kent
Humphrey Repton

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Lesser known gems
Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire

These gardens don't get the attention they deserve:

  1. Abbotsbury Sub-tropical gardens - Dorset
  2. Batsford Arboretum - Gloucestershire
  3. Buscot Park - Oxfordshire water gardens
  4. Kiftsgate Court - Gloucestershire Cotswolds
  5. Painswick Rococo Gardens - Gloucestershire Cotswolds


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