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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. Riverside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Riverside Country Park is an excellent site for Winter birdwatching.
    Situated alongside the Medway Estuary at Gillingham, the park is made up of many different habitats, including ponds, reedbed and grassland.

  2. Ashdown Forest

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    Country / Royal Park

    East Grinstead

    6,500 acres of beautiful countryside located between East Grinstead and Uckfield, West Hoathly and Tunbridge Wells. Ashdown Forest is so much more than a walk in the country. Visit our new website www.ashdownforest.com

  3. Woburn Abbey

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    Abbey / Priory

    Milton Keynes

    Woburn Abbey is set in 3,000 acres of beautiful grounds.

  4. Parham House & Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Pulborough

    Set in the heart of an ancient deer park, Parham House and Gardens is situated below the South Downs. The house and gardens have been lovingly restored by the Pearson family who bought Parham in 1922.

  5. 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 Garden Room restaurant

  6. Warnham Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Horsham

    A haven of peace and beauty within a mile of Horsham, this 92 acre site offers a 17 acre millpond, reedbeds and woodlands which are rich in flora, dragonflies and birdlife. Includes a visitor centre, cafe, two bird hides and free parking.

  7. Kingston Bagpuize House & Garden

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    Historic House / Palace

    ABINGDON

    This lovely family home built in circa 1660 was remodelled in the early 1700’s for the Blandy family. With English and French furniture in the elegant panelled rooms the entrance hall is dominated by its handsome cantilevered staircase.

  8. Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

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    Nature Reserve

    Arlington

    Enjoy vistas of bluebells in 23 acres of ancient woodland. Walks and trails through three farms. Countryside exhibition. One walk is wheelchair friendly.

  9. Painshill Landscape Garden

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    Type:

    Garden

    Cobham

    Painshill is a great family day out and a beautiful 18th century landscape garden to visit. The 158 acre wonderland has something for everyone.

  10. Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

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    Forest

    Goudhurst

    Bedgebury offers a world-class conifer collection and the best mountain-biking, cycling, riding, walking and active play facilities in SE England.

  11. Frogmore House

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Windsor

    Late 17th-century royal residence, particularly associated with Queen Charlotte and Queen Victoria.

  12. Hinton Ampner House and Garden

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    Type:

    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.

  13. Highdown Gardens

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    Type:

    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Worthing

    A unique and beautiful garden on downland countryside overlooking the sea. The Chalk Garden is the achievement of Sir Frederick and Lady Stern who worked for 50 years to prove that plants would grow on chalk. Green Flag Award winner.

  14. Chawton House

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Alton

    Chawton House Library is an internationally respected research library with a unique collection of early English women's writing from 1600 to 1830. Access to the Library's collection is for the benefit of academics, scholars, students and the general

  15. 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.

  16. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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    Botanic Garden

    Richmond

    Come wander the 4.5 acres of gardens under glass, admire the unique landscapes and lose yourself in 250 years of history at this famous botanic garden.

  17. Hole Park Gardens

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    Garden

    Cranbrook

    15 acres of spectacular gardens and woodlands. Spectacular bluebell wood.

  18. Itchen Valley Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Eastleigh

    Itchen Valley Country Park is an unspoilt area of water meadows, ancient woodland and grazing pasture situated beside the River Itchen, between Eastleigh and Southampton.

  19. Walmer Castle & Gardens

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    Castle / Fort

    Deal

    This castle was built in 1540 as part of Henry Vlll's chain of coastal defences. See the Duke of Wellington's room, the reception rooms and magnificent commemorative gardens of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

  20. 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

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