Days Out

Galloping Gardener Walks © 

Why not combine several gardens in a day? Listings here include details of gardens close enough together to combine in a day, together with maps.


Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire - some of the great gardens in the home counties - Ascott, Chenies Manor House, Claydon House, Clivedon, The Swiss Garden and Waddesdon Manor

Bloomsbury Set in Sussex - visit the gardens where famous sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf lived, Charleston Farmhouse and Monk's House, both within a stone's throw of Lewes.

Bluebells in Surrey and Sussex - If you want to walk through an ocean of bluebells, head for Ramster in Surrey, or the Himalayan River Garden (formerly Riverhill House), alternatively visit High Beeches and the Arlington Bluebell Walk in Sussex.

Cornwall - Magnificent spring flower displays - Caerhays Castle, Pine Lodge and Trewithen.

Cumbria - three of the best plots in the Lake District, including the world's "best topiary garden" - Holker Hall, Levens Hall and Sizergh Castle.
The Garden House, Devon
Devon - Three colourful landscapes - The Garden House, Docton Mill and Marwood Hill

Dorset - Exceptional and  unusual gardens - Athelhampton, Forde Abbey and Mapperton

Essex - the great gardens of Essex including the homes of Beth Chatto, Hugh Johnson and Sir Frederick Gibberd, plus RHS Hyde Hall and Marks Hall.

East Sussex - Find spectacular tulips at Pashley Manor in late April, soak up history at Rudyard Kipling's home and visit the glorious gardens at Merriments.

Gloucestershire - Kiftsgate Court and Hidcote Manor. It doesn't get much better than this and they're within walking distance of each other!
Castle gardens in Kent
Kent - great gardens to enjoy with the kids. Hever Castle, Groombridge Place and Penshurst Place - all in full bloom in the springtime, but with plenty to entertain adults and children throughout the seasons.

Kent - glorious castle gardens - three unique castle gardens: Hever, Scotney and Sissinghurst - all steeped in history and great for family days out.

Oxford Gardens (in and around the City) - University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rousham House, Waddesdon Manor and Waterperry Gardens.
One of two "pudding" houses in the garden at Montacute, Somerset
Somerset - three splendid National Trust properties, where you can combine history with fantastic gardens - Lytes Cary, Montacute House and Tintinhull.

Surrey and Sussex - where to see rhododendrons in bloom in the south-east of England - Borde Hill, High Beeches, Ramster and Sheffield Park.

West Sussex - Glorious gardens in the country - Borde Hill, High Beeches and Nyman's Garden. Dazzling spring colour displays; great for walking and wonderful roses in high summer at Borde Hill and Nyman's.


Florida's Treasure Coast - Botanical gardens at Fort Pierce and Vero Beach; a hidden garden full of palms in Melbourne and Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, which provide a 50-acre respite from frenetic theme park mayhem.

Sarasota Bay Area, Florida - Mable Ringling's Rose Garden, Sarasota Garden Club, Jungle Gardens,
Marie Selby Botanical Garden and Spanish Point.