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Helmingham Hall Gardens

Grade 1 listed gardens, redesigned by Lady Tollemache (a Chelsea Gold Medallist) set in a 400 acre deer park surrounding a moated Tudor Hall.

Helmingham Events Office, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF

tel: 01473 890799

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Pensthorpe Natural Park

Voted Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction 2014 & 2015, Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham is a great family day out. Explore woodland walks, nature trails and 5 stunning gardens and let the kids run wild in WildRootz and Hootz House!

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN

tel: 01328 851465

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Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall.

Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

tel: 01376 563796

Holkham Walled Garden

The impressive 6 acre, 18th Century walled garden is being restored and the Victorian glasshouses have been renovated with the help of English Heritage.

Holkham Hall, Holkham Estate, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB

tel: 01328 710227

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In February swathes of snowdrops blanket the moat, and in May bluebells and rhododendrons provide spectacular contrasts of colour and shape.

Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ

tel: 01787 460261


Ashridge gardens cover 77 hectares (190 acres) and were originally designed by Humphry Repton in the early 19th century.

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

tel: 01442 841476

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Knebworth Garden

28 acres of formal gardens, including maze, ponds, walled vegetable garden and wilderness area,.

Knebworth House, Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX

tel: 01438 812661

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Town Wall Gardens

Surround yourself with Great Yarmouth's heritage by relaxing in the gardens around the southern remains of the Medieval town wall.

Alma Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BU

tel: 01493 856100

Crescent Gardens

Crescent Gardens in Great Yarmouth are a tranquil haven at the northern end of the seafront. Overlooking the North Drive boating lake and north beach, an ideal place to sit and relax in well tended gardens.

Marine Crescent, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4ES

tel: 01493 856100


A garden of four and a half acres, developed and entirely looked after by owners Simon and Kathy Brown over the last twenty years. It has over eighteen different areas of interest.

Church Road, Stevington, Bedfordshire, MK43 7QB

tel: 01234 822064 


30 acres of beautiful themed gardens surrounding a Georgian Manor House and Victorian stables to inspire and indulge the senses.

Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN1 4RQ

tel: 08456 122122


St Paul's Walden Bury Garden was laid out between 1720 and 1730, at the same time as the house was built, and the same family has lived here since then.

St Pauls Walden Bury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 8BP

tel: 01438 871218

Hatfield House

The garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home.

Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ

tel: 01707 287010

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Hitchin Lavender at Cadwell Farm

Visit the lavender fields in Hitchin. Walk the rows and pick a bunch of lavender or relax in the fields and magnificent barn.

Cadwell Farm, Ickleford, hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3UA

tel: 01462 434320

The Waterways

The Waterways, Great Yarmouth is located just north of Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile, the Waterways has been a popular visitor attraction for generations, enjoyed by local residents and tourists alike.

North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4EW

tel: 01493 856100

Gardens of the Rose

Situated to the south of St. Albans are the world renowned Gardens of the Rose - and headquarters of the Royal National Rose Society.

The Royal National Rose Society, Chiswell Green Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NR

tel: 0845 8334344

Caister Road Riverside Rest

The Riverside Rest on Caister Road in Great Yarmouth is a quiet area with seating next to the River Bure. Popular with walkers and visitors, holiday cruisers pass by regularly and you can follow the path around to the Yacht Station.

Caister Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4DQ

Benington Lordship Gardens

HHistoric garden on a spectacular site. Well planted with unusual and interesting plants. Outstanding herbaceous borders, rose garden, kitchen garden.

Benington Lordship, Benington, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS

tel: 01438 869668

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