Best gardens to visit in the UK

Best gardens to visit near our campsites

Providing beautiful and relaxing spaces to enjoy plants and flowers from across the world, to visit gardens is one of the most traditional UK pastimes there is; and with good reason!

There are lots of gardens open to the public across the UK and they are a unique place to be at any time of year; whether you enjoy the roses and bedding plants in the summer, the magnificent gold and red displays in autumn or the frosts and snowdrops of a winter garden, the gardens in the UK can offer it all.

Here is our collection of the best gardens in England, Scotland and Wales with details of the closest campsite to them.

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London

Walton on ThamesA beautiful collection of botanical gardens in London, Kew Gardens stretches over 300 acres and is home to the largest plant collection in the world. These famous gardens feature a tree-top walkway, landscaped gardens, iconic listed buildings, an exotic rainforest and greenhouses and conservatories that are able to grow unusual and rarely-seen plant varieties. Kew Gardens is a great day out whatever the weather as much of it is undercover. If the rain sets in, you can take a walk through ten climatic zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, where you will see Madagascan baobab trees, orchids from Central America and Asian carnivorous plants to name a few, or visit the Palm House to explore the rainforest. Free guided tours are available to help you make the most of your visit.

The Eden Project in Cornwall

TregurrianThe most famous gardens in Cornwall, The Eden Project promises to be an unforgettable day out for all the family. Key attractions include year-round garden displays, a breathtaking rainforest with waterfalls and jungles, wonderful sensory gardens featuring Mediterranean plants such as lemon trees and olives, and world-class sculpture exhibitions. The site also does valuable research into plant conservation to help bring an environmental regeneration and teach the value of sustainable living. The Education Centre is not to be missed and is a hands-on learning experience about environmental issues such as climate change, ecosystems and plant resources.

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Wisley Gardens in Surrey

HorsleyWisley Gardens, the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, is the perfect place to enjoy all that our English gardens can offer. It is home to an abundance of plant collections, from beautiful rose gardens and cultivated borders to a wonderful tropical garden display in their state-of-the-art greenhouse. Showcasing plants and flowers from across the world, Wisely Gardens is the perfect outdoors day out for all the family. There are a number of large ponds providing the ideal setting for walks, an extensive gardener’s library for the keen readers among you and a brand-new Garden Grill serving up delicious lunches in front of the lake.

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