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: 22nd, 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 30th August & 2nd September.

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

Dyffryn Fernant, Pembrokeshire.Open 15th August. (pictured below and in lead image)


Clinton Lodge, East Sussex. Open 2nd August.

Dale Farm, Norfolk. Open 25th July.

The Old Rectory, Dorset. Open: 1st & 5th August.

Bowbrook Allotment, Shropshire. Open 8th August.

Barnards Farm, Essex. Open: 22nd, 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August & 2nd & 5th September.

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

Coldcotes Moor Garden, Northumberland. Open: 14th & 15th August.

Pear Tree Cottage, Worcestershire. Open 29th August.

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

10 Statham Avenue, Cheshire. Open 31st July & 1st August.

Tudor Lodgings, Norfolk. Open 31st July & 1st August

The Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Shropshire. Open 30th & 31st July

Sutton Hosey Manor, Somerset. Open 25th July

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.

Oasis Community Gardens, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Open:15th August.

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

Kia-Ora Farm and Garden, Devon. Open 25th July. 8th, 22nd, 29th, 30th August. 12th & 26th September.

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

Maes-y-Wertha Farm, Bridgend. Open 25th July.

Ashbrook House, Oxfordshire. Open 5th September.


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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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