Seasonal gardens

Helmingham Hall Gardens, Suffolk (c) VisitEngland

Explore the beauty of English gardens throughout the year

Chartwell, Kent - The Golden Rose Walk (c)National Trust Images, Stephen Robson Chartwell, Kent

Whether it's the brand new blooms of spring, summer's riotous colours, the golden falls of autumn, or winter's frosty majesty, England's gardens are always spectacular. Each season adds a unique charm. Find your perfect spot for every season using our seasonal gardens list.

Spectacular snowdrops of February

Come and see blankets of snowdrops heralding the beginning of spring. The National Gardening Society's Snowdrop Festival begins in Feruary, and they have a collection of gorgeous gardens which are the home to snowdrops every year. Wander through slowly awakening woods and glades, and watch one of Britain's favourite flowers herald the soming of spring. 

Learn more about the NGS Snowdrop Festival

Spring gardens

The Trentham Estate, Staffordshire - spring (c) VisitEngland The Trentham Estate, Staffordshire

As the days get longer and warmer, England’s gardens burst into colour and new life. Early-year blooms such as daffodils, crocuses, and bluebells come out to paint the landscape. Explore their displays in parks and manor gardens, and maybe enjoy an ice cream to go with the re-emerging sunshine. Here’s our pick of some of the best gardens to see this spring. 

Discover some of our favourite spring gardens

June's romantic rose gardens

Mottisfont, Hampshire (c)National Trust Images, Jonathan Buckley Mottisfont, Hampshire

June is the perfect month to see the roses in bloom, and England lays claim to some of the finest rose gardens in the world. The flower of love and passion, an English garden is the ideal place for a romantic day out with your loved one. Plan your visit to catch them at the peak of their splendour. 

Discover a rose garden to visit in June

Dazzling summer displays

Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire (c) VisitEngland Waterperry Gardens

Celebrate summer with a visit to an English garden. We’ve handpicked some of the most vibrant summer displays, from colourful herbaceous borders to stunning wildflower meadows, for you to relax in as you enjoy the warm weather. Bring a picnic blanket and eat in a lushious park, or watch the dragonflies hovering in watergardens. 

See some of the most beautiful summer gardens

Autumn colours

Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex (c)National Trust Images, Andrew Butler Sheffield Park and Garden

Immerse yourself in the many shades of seasonal colour with a visit to England’s arboretums, woodlands and landscape gardens. Visit at a time when majestic golds and reds have painted the landscape, and leaves make their graceful descent to the ground. Follow fallow deer as they wander through parks containing azaeleas, and stop to drink at glossy lakes. 

Find glorious autumn gardens to explore

Winter wonderlands

RHS Garden Harlow Carr (Main border in frost) (c)RHS RHS Garden Harlow Carr

With a sprinkling of Jack Frost, England’s gardens are at their most magical during the winter months. Bold splashes of colour can be found amongst the frost in stems and velvety evergreens. Once you've taken an invigorating winter walk, head back to a cafe for tea or soup and warm up in style.

Explore enchanting winter wonderlands all across England

Spectacular shows

Chiswick House and Garden, London (c) VisitEngland, Camellia japonica 'Parksii' Chiswick House and Garden

If you’re looking for something a little more unusual, visit a garden where you’ll be treated to a spectacular show. Pick the time of year, or follow your favourite flower, and see English gardens in their prime. From traditional fields of lavender to giant waterlilies, these gardens have something unique to share! Nature’s flowering times can vary from the advertised dates though, so please check ahead to avoid disappointment.

Take a look at some of the great events coming up this year

For more gardens try Parks and Gardens with Breathtaking Views

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