Gardens United

Discover 50 gardens from across the UK

By Google Arts & Culture

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Blackbird Song on The Duchess Gate
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Explore a Nation of Gardens

Discover over 50 unique UK gardens by exploring our interactive gardens map.

Seagull Sounds on The Duchess Gate
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Coastal Gardens

Explore a rainforest or the Mediterranean in the Eden Project & discover hidden statues at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

If you have good sea legs head to the Scilly Isles' tropical gardens of Tresco or the Isle of Wight to see Ventnor - the UK's hottest garden or Osborne House Queen Victoria’s summer palace and seaside gardens.

London: City of Gardens

London is a city of garden firsts: Alexandra Palace Gardens which were the first TV broadcast gardens, the first Modern Slavery Garden and Rainbow Grow, the first LGBTQ+ garden in the UK.

And don't forget the iconic Kew Gardens and grounds at Buckingham Palace.

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London is also home to some secret gardens, like Walter Raleigh's garden at the Tower of London and the Garden Museum's Lambeth garden.

The Home Counties

Some of the most well known gardens are nestled in the Home Counties: Sissinghust, Hampton Court Palace and Audley End.

Or discover gardens with a difference, like the garden that inspired Darwin or Prospect Cottage home of film legend Derek Jarman.

Lark Sparrow on The Duchess Gate
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Feel at home

Why not explore Hill Close Gardens a rare series of Victorian detached gardens in the heart of Warwick, or discover Blenheim Palace, home of WInston Churchill and acres of manicured gardens and wild space.

Growing Communities

Gardens take on all forms and help communities flourish like the Growing Project supporting people in crisis or the Granby Winter Garden, a community project in two repurposed terraced houses.

The Science of Gardens

Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in the world and home to a Giant Amazonian lily in their custom made lily house. 

The Cambridge Botanic Gardens are spread over 38 acres covering a world of plants with 8000+ specimens including the land before plants!

Euarasian Magpie call on The Duchess Gate
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Kitchen Gardens

Glenarm Castle has an incredible, historic kitchen garden dating all the way back to the 13th Century or enjoy a tasty treat at Hillsborough Castle, a garden with sustainability at its core, providing ingredients for the cafe and minimising waste.

Starling on The Duchess Gate
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Creative Gardens

Inspired by Barbara Hepworth's work, walk the new Hepworth Wakefield gardens or Mapperton House, which you may recognise from films.

Alnwick Garden is like no other, with a Poison Garden, the world's largest treehouse and a musical bird-song gate - definitely one to explore! 

Wild landscapes and curated gardens

Discover Balmoral, Scottish residence of the British monarchy since the 19th century and Dumfries House which features a pagdoda designed by HRH Prince Charles.

Step back in time to Floors Castle, a favourite of Queen Victoria's and with a millenium garden.

Cuckoo Bird on The Duchess Gate
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The Lake District

Enjoy the gardens of Rydal Mount home of poet William Wordsworth who was also a keen gardener, or hop over to Dove Cottage where William lived with his sister maintaining a cosy cottage garden. 

Gerddi Cymru

Discover unique welsh gardens, like Plas Brondanw home of Clough William-Ellis where his architect's eye can be seen in the layout and design or Picton Castle, home to a famous series of walled gardens that warmed that plants within.

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