Garden Tours in United Kingdom


Compiled below are some links with brief information on public and private garden tours, visits or trips available there.

  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent, England – One of the world’s most celebrated gardens, the creation of Vita Sackville-West and her husband Sir Harold Nicolson on the site of a medieval manor and some structures still survive. The property is now owned and maintained by the National Trust. The garden is in fact a series of some ten separate gardens, all delightfully different. Walls and hedges separate the gardens, giving the visitor the impression of peace and seclusion. This site showcase an absolutely fascinating and impressive virtual tour of its gardens with fabulous images.

  • TourUK’s listing of gardens and parks in England – Planning to visit gardens in England? This is certainly the site to assist you in your choices with its garden list by county, complete with interesting garden description, information and location map.
  • Visits to Private Gardens in England and Wales – The National Gardens Scheme organises over 3,500 ‘must-visit’ private gardens that are open to the public to raise funds for charities and publishes an annual guide known as the Yellow Book. Use the site’s GardenFinder database to search by garden name, keyword, county, and a date range to plan your garden visits. A better option would be to purchase the guide as it is an easier read!
  • Visits to Private Gardens in Scotland – Scotland’s Gardens Scheme (SGS) is a registered charity which opens mainly privately owned Scottish gardens to the public. All the Scotland gardens contained on the site are open for charity and are listed in the annual handbook ‘Gardens of Scotland’. Provides an easy user-friendly garden finder to help plan your garden visits!

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