Gardens for the summer holidays

The National Garden Scheme has gardens across England and Wales and what better time to explore them – and to get your children and grandchildren engaged with the magic of gardens – than in the summer holidays?

From small village plots to rolling acres there is something to delight and inspire everyone. And with tea and cake on offer too, visiting a garden can make a perfect visit this summer.


Some summer holiday highlights

The Old Vicarage, West Sussex. Open: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 30th August & 2nd September.

Yewbarrow House, Cumbria. Open 1st August & 5th September.


Barnards Farm, Essex. Open: 19th, 26th August & 2nd & 5th September.

Venn Cross Engine House, Devon. Open: 24th, 25th July & 28th, 29th August.

Pear Tree Cottage, Worcestershire. Open 29th August.

Helmsley Walled Garden, North Yorkshire. Open 26th August.

Whitehanger, West Sussex. Open: 25th July, 8th August & 22nd August

Aberclwyd Manor, Denbighshire. Open: 4th August, 18th August, 1st September (pictured below)


Aston Pottery, Oxfordshire. Open: 21st & 22nd August.

Honeytrees Tropical Garden, Leicestershire. Open 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August.

Kia-Ora Farm and Garden, Devon. Open 22nd, 29th, 30th August. 12th & 26th September.

Sidmouth Gardens, Devon. Open 28th, 29th & 30th August.

Ashbrook House, Oxfordshire. Open 5th September.


You can explore all our gardens by clicking here

You may also like to explore our family-friendly gardens here

We hope you enjoy your visit!

Photos: Fiona Lea, Simon Smith, Colin Dilcock, Val Corbett, Leigh Clapp

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