Garden types

Are you a lover of cottage gardens or perhaps you are looking for a garden to take your four-legged friend? Maybe you fancy making a weekend of it with a stay in a B&B or somewhere to take all the family?  We have put together pages to show you the many garden types we have on offer so you can see at a glance where your perfect garden may be.

New gardens

View our selection of gardens opening for the first time, or that are returning to our collection for the first time in many years.

It’s always wonderful to discover a hidden gem or an inspirational small space that fills you with great ideas. With over 600 new gardens opening their gates in 2022, including in Northern Ireland and The Channel Islands, there’s a treasure trove of great garden visits just waiting to be explored.

Original 1927 gardens

Many gardens that originally opened for us in 1927 still welcome visitors today. Explore the wonderful, often iconic, gardens opening their gates in 2022.

Bee-friendly gardens

Vital to the health of plants and gardens, bees have a special place in the hearts of many National Garden Scheme garden owners. We have a fabulous diversity of bee-friendly gardens to explore.

Family-friendly gardens

From miniature railways and fairy gardens, to farm animals and treasure trails – discover our family-friendly gardens open across England and Wales.

Dog-friendly gardens

Many of our gardens welcome dogs on a lead to join you on your visit.

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