Great Dixter House & Gardens, East Sussex
Tucked away in the East Sussex countryside, Great Dixter was designed by architect Edwin Lutyens as a number of rooms. It was developed in the 20th century by Christopher Lloyd and now by his head gardener, Fergus Garrett. It includes the famous ‘long border’ and tropical garden, not to be missed is the Peacock garden with it’s 18 topiary birds.
Once you have visited Stourhead, you will never forget it. It was first opened to the public in the 1740s by banker Henry Hoare who described it as a work of art and it is now in the hands of the National Trust. With it’s magnificent temples and follies and beautiful watery garden, there is a surprise at every turn.
Wakehurst Place, West Sussex
WakehurstPlace, home to the Millennium Seed Bank is a feast for the senses. With its ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve, and an Elizabethan mansion set in hundreds of acres, it’s a wonderful place to spend time. Added to this you can learn about the essential conservation work of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
These award winning formal gardens sit within 2,000 acres of landscaped parkland, created by ‘Capability’ Brown in the mid 1700s. The majestic gardens include a secret garden, the stunning water terraces, a ragrant rose garden and the grand cascade and lake. Visitors can also enjoy The Pleasure Gardens, take a ride on the miniature train, get lost in the giant maz and visit the tropical butterfly house.
The Beth Chatto Gardens, Essex
Transformed from an old car park in North Essex by Beth Chatto and her late husband you will find this stunning garden planted up with succulants and arid plants. It is quite a delight on its own but explore a little further and you will find a water garden, a woodland area, scree beds and gravel gardens. Totally original and enchanting.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge
The Botanic Garden provides a beautiful place for everybody to enjoy and benefit from – a series of wonderful landscapes through which to discover the drama of plant diversity. With a plant collection of over 8000 plant species, from all over the world, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a fabulous place to learn and enjoy plants and landscapes.
Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey
Steeped in almost 300 years of history, this garden is a green oasis in the heart of Surrey within easy reach of London. Originally a Dukes’ retreat and a playground for princesses, Claremont is the perfect place to relax and restore. Today there are still many unique and unexpected features to discover, including the large turf amphitheatre, serpentine lake, grotto, Camellia Terrace and Belvedere.
Tresco Abbey Garden, Isle of Scilly
The diversity of plant life to be found within the Abbey Garden is extraordinary. Edging the lush grid of paths which criss-cross the gardens are a host of succulents, towering palm trees and giant, lipstick-red flame trees. Here you can find flowers of the King Protea and the handsome Lobster Claw. Walk amongst the great blue spires of Echium, brilliant Furcraea, Strelitzia and shocking-pink drifts of Pelargonium.
Whether you are looking to book a gorgeous garden holiday now, a self catering break for half-term or the summer holidays or a weekend away in the autumn, Mulberry Cottages will have something for you. Seaside cottages, pet-friendly holiday cottages, short break cottages or Easter cottages, too. We’ve created a page in our Inspire Me section – Your Garden is Open, where you choose which garden you’d like to call your own.
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