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South East England showcases some of the finest landscape gardens and country parks in the UK with everything from stunning Capability Brown inspired floral displays to family and dog friendly parks with much to do and see.

Best gardens to visit in South East England

The climate in southern England means the South East is home to some of the most beautiful gardens in England. Two of the best from each county are featured, but find many more and gardens to visit near you using the map at the bottom of this page.

Kent, the garden of England

  • Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge
    Set in 30 acres of landscaped gardens complete with Italian sculptures, 35-acre lake and over 3,000 plants.
  • Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst
    On the Kent and Sussex border, delight in the sweeping herbaceous borders, elegant rose and historic walled gardens.

Sussex

  • Wakehurst, Haywards Heath
    Beautiful botanic gardens with four national collections; Betula, Skimmia, Nothofagus and Hypericum.
  • Sheffield Park Garden, East Sussex
    Vibrant with colour all year round, shimmering with waterfalls, cascades and four large lakes.

Hampshire

  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey
    A collction of more than 42,000 plants with superb seasonal colour any time of year.
  • Furzey Gardens, Minstead, Lyndhurst
    RHS Chelsea 2012 Show Garden Gold Medal Award winner

Surrey

  • RHS Garden Wisley, Woking
    240 acres of gardening perfection, home to some of the largest plant collections on earth.
  • Painshill Landscape Garden, Cobham
    A beautiful 18th century landscape garden with iconic crystal grotto and gothic temple.

Berkshire

  • The Savill Garden, Windsor
    One of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens, set in 35 acres.
  • Basildon Park, Reading
    Originally created as pleasure gardens, enjoy lovely grounds with fabulous woodland walks and a rose garden.

Oxfordshire

  • Waterperry Gardens, Oxford
    Spectacular 200 foot herbaceous border with rose and formal gardens, lily canal and riverside walk.
  • Grey's Court Garden, Henley-on-Thames
    Tranquil gardens in a peaceful setting.

Buckinghamshire

  • Stowe, Buckingham
    Over forty temples and monuments, gracing an inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys.
  • Dorneywood Gardens
    1930s-style garden, with herbaceous borders, cottage garden and lily pond.

Gardens near me

Whether you're lucky enough to live in this part of the world surrounded by beautiful gardens or visiting for a holiday or short break, find something near you by selecting the 'map view' button below.

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  1. Nymans

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    Garden

    Haywards Heath

    One of the great Gardens of the Sussex Weald with a collection of rare and beautiful plants from all over the world, including breathtaking spring colour in the walled garden, an old fashioned rose garden, summer borders and much more.

  2. Manor Farm

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    Country / Royal Park

    Bursledon, Southampton

    Enjoy a great family day out at Manor Farm.

  3. Alexandra Park

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    Garden

    Hastings

    This 109 acre park was originally laid out by Robert Marnock, a renowned landscape gardener, in 1878. It was formally opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales on June 26 1882.

  4. South Downs National Park

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    National Park

    The South Downs, now a newly designated National Park are accessible from Worthing. The South Downs Way runs from Winchester to Eastbourne and can be accessed at several points around Worthing or Adur.

  5. Capstone Farm Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Capstone Farm Country Park is one of Medway's finest green spaces, offering wonderful opportunities for walking, running, cycling and more in 114 hectares of former farmland on the North Downs.

  6. Furzey Gardens

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    Garden

    Lyndhurst

    Set in Minstead this delightful, informal garden established in 1922 is renowned for its all year round beauty. The peaceful 10 acre woodland gardens include a lake, tea rooms, play area, bee and thatching display, cobb cottage and alpacas.

  7. Hinton Ampner House and Garden

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    Garden

    Alresford

    Best known for its fine garden, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art.

  8. Merriments Gardens

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    Garden

    Hurst Green

    A 4-acre garden featuring herbaceous borders, unusual plants, water gardens and colour-themed borders. Nursery, bird centre, shop and new Garden Room restaurant

  9. Stansted Park

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    Historic House / Palace

    Stansted Park is home to stunning weddings, forest walks, afternoon teas and some of the best events in the south! Visit the Mansion for a real sense of a bygone era.

  10. Cissbury Ring

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    Historic Site

    Worthing

    The most historic hill on the South Downs Cissbury Ring, just north of the coastal town of Worthing, is one of the jewels in the crown of the new South Downs National Park. It's the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over...

  11. Lepe Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Beaulieu

    Lepe Country Park offers over a mile of beach and pine fringed cliffs with stunning views across the Solent. Historic D-Day remains, wildflower meadows and children's play area - something for all the family to enjoy.

  12. Waterperry Gardens

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    Garden Centre

    Oxford

    A day out at Waterperry Gardens near Oxford is guaranteed to delight and inspire garden-lovers from across the country and the world.

  13. Ventnor Downs

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    Enviromental Attraction

    Ventnor

    Enjoy the dramatic views from the highest point on the Island.

  14. Seven Sisters Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Seaford

    Situated in the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland.

  15. Yateley Common Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Yateley

    476 acres of heathland, woodland, grassland and ponds providing walking, cycling and fishing in natural surroundings.

  16. Blenheim Palace

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    Historic House / Palace

    Woodstock

    Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and home to the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, one of the finest baroque houses in England, is set in over 2,000 acres of landscaped gardens

  17. Kelmscott Manor

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    Historic House / Palace

    Lechlade

    The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to the River Thames.

  18. Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

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    Garden

    Hailsham

    Herstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in 550 acres of glorious parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens.

  19. Slindon Estate - National Trust

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    Nature Reserve

    Arundel

    Enjoy wonderful woodland walks, a quintessential Sussex village and spectacular views of the South Downs and the coastline from the Slindon Estate.

  20. Belmont House and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Faversham

    A late 18thC country house designed by Samuel Wyatt, seat of the Harris family since 1801. Harris clock collection, mementos of connections with India. Gardens and pinetum.