Picture postcard perfect – gorgeous gardens to visit this August

August can be a great time to visit a garden. With the hoards abroad and the children or grandchildren in tow, garden visits can provide the perfect holiday treat whether you’re staying at home or visiting another part of the UK. Children go free at most of National Garden Scheme gardens and there is always the wonderful lure of refreshments, usually homemade tea and cakes, to make your visit extra special. What’s more, your visit helps support some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities.

In no particular order of loveliness or date here are some of our favourites – click on the garden name for more details.

(Lead image: Aston Pottery, Oxfordshire open 20th and 21st August).

Colwood House, West Sussex, open 14th and 17th August
© Leigh Clapp

Morton Hall Gardens, Worcestershire, open 27th August
© Clive Nichols

Ashbourne Road and District Allotments Ltd, Derbyshire, open 13th and 14th August
© Amanda McConnell

Bourton House Garden, Gloucestershire, open 14th August

Crab Cottage, Isle of Wight, open 14th August
© Carole Drake

Western Gardens, Dorset, open 7th August

10 Streatham Common South, London, open 28th August
© Matthew Bruce

Dyffryn Fernant, Pembrokeshire, open 14th August

Somerleyton Hall Gardens, Suffolk, open 2nd August

Goldstone Hall Gardens, Shropshire, open 17th August
© Julia Stanley

Gasper Cottage, Wiltshire, open 21st August 
© Bella Hoare

Titsey Place Gardens, Surrey, open 14th August

Old Rectory, Quinton, Northamptonshire, open 28th August

Tudor Lodgings, Norfolk, open 21st August

Hurdley Hall, Montgomeryshire, open 14th August

Malthouse Farm, Sussex open 21st and 24th August
© Carole Drake

The Manor, Gloucestershire, open 21st August


For all National Garden Scheme gardens opening in August CLICK HERE


Don’t miss a thing

Sign up to hear more about gardens, events and our
activities throughout the year

By completing this form, you confirm that you are aged 18 years or over and that you are happy to receive emails from the National Garden Scheme in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We will never share your details with anyone else without your express permission.


Our donations in 2021

Donor 1
Donor 2 £500,000
Donor 3 £525,000
Donor 4 £500,000
Donor 5 £425,000
Donor 6 £395,000
Donor 7 £212,500
Donor 8
Donor 9 £75,000
Donor 10 £100,000
Donor 11 £60,000
Donor 12 £230,000
Donor 13 £7,772