Visits

There are many beautiful gardens to visit in the UK so we're bringing you these links to UK open gardens. Find botanical gardens, historic houses with open gardens, plant collections, gardens open for charity, garden museums, arboreta, herb centres and many more garden links
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General

National Gardens Scheme: Gardens Open for Charity
Charity which raises money for nursing and caring charities by opening gardens to the public. Order your Yellow Book online or search the website for NGS Open Gardens

Red Cross Open Gardens
Explore the secrets of hidden and private gardens throughout the UK.  Money raised helps the British Red Cross care for people in crisis in the UK and overseas

The Royal National Rose Society: Gardens of the Rose, St Albans
Large collection of many different kinds of rose

GardenVisit.com: Garden and Landscape Guide
Find gardens to visit with the "Garden Finder" or plan a day out with the "Trip Planner"

Gardens Scotland, North Kessock, Inverness
Gardens and nurseries to visit in North Scotland and tours of public and private gardens in Scotland

Gardens to Go
Descriptions of gardens to visit in Kent, Sussex and Surrey

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
Famously restored gardens as shown on the Channel 4 TV series

Chelsea Physic Garden, London
Garden with many medicinal plants

Geoff Hamilton's Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland, Leicestershire
Gardens created by the late Geoff Hamilton, presenter of BBC TV's "Gardeners World".  There are over 30 mini-gardens, each based on a theme such as "Mediterranean Garden", "Cottage Garden", "Alpine House" or "Rose Garden"

Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Cornwall
A wild sub-tropical ravine paradise with giant tree ferns, rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, palms and 2 acres of massed hydrangeas

Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Includes a rose garden, azalea ring, herbaceous border, Victorian greenhouses, lakes and many rare trees and shrubs

Winsford Walled Garden, Devon
Recently restored Victorian garden. Features three thousand plant varieties, an alpine house and a climber house

The National Herb Centre, Warmington, Warwickshire
Specialising in research and development in growing and processing herbs, the NHC includes a plant centre, gift shop, herb workshops, nature trail and herb Bistro

Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Information on visiting Kew, the collections, and science and conservation at Kew

The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire
Site includes information for visitors, a garden map and details of education programmes

Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Forty acres of gardens and glasshouses with plants from around the world

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Information on visiting the four gardens, events, research and conservation work

Ness Botanic Garden, University of Liverpool
Alpine glass house, azalea walk, pine woods, rock garden and more. Site includes details of opening times, courses and events

Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Isle of Wight
Protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs, the gardens contain many tropical and sub-tropical plants

Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
Spectacular collection of trees and shrubs from all over the world, with 17 miles of accessible paths

Museums

The Museum of Garden History, London
Paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts, and a knot garden planted with the flowers which grew in a London garden four centuries ago

Shows and Events

Gardening Scotland
Details of the show's exhibitors, ticket sales and travel information

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