Parks & Gardens
South East England showcases some of the finest landscape gardens and country parks in the UK with everything from stunning Capabiluty Brown inspired floral displays to family and dog friendly parks with much to do and see.
Surrey is home to the one of the most well-known gardens in England – RHS Wisley encompasses 240 acres of gardening perfection. Claremont Landscape Garden, also in Surrey, was architecturally landscaped in 1700 and is exquisitely maintained to this day.
Or head to East Sussex for one of the most well known Capability Brown-designed gardens in England, Sheffield Park Garden. Vibrant with colour all year round, Sheffield Park Garden shimmers with waterfalls, cascades and four large lakes.
If you are looking for the ideal place to while away the day then visit Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, described as ‘One of the country’s truly great gardens’ by Country Life magazine.
Kent’s 13th-century Hever Castle is set in 30 acres of landscaped gardens – complete with Italian sculptures, a 35-acre lake and a rose garden with over 3,000 plants.
Other gardens in England located in the South East that are well worth a visit include The Savill Garden in Berkshire, University of Oxford Botanic Garden in Oxfordshire, Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, Great Dixter House and Garden in East Sussex and Goodnestone Park and Garden in Kent.
Many Country Parks allow dog walking and are ideal places to take four legged friends. Our dog walking guide lists some of the most welcoming locations in the South East.