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  • Scotland , Cairndow

    A lake and the early-19th-century kitchen garden are surrounded by mid-19th-century shrubberies. A terrace and formal gardens are associated with the early-20th-century house. Ardkinglas is famed for the collection of conifers in its woodland garden around the River Kinglas, which contains several champion trees including a silver fir dating from around 1750.

  • England , Belsay

    Belsay Hall has Picturesque landscaped grounds set in a park of 275 hectares. Its features include the Quarry Garden, the Castle, a Yew Garden, terraces, a Winter Garden and the Kitchen Garden. Belsay also holds a National Plant Collection of iris (series spuriae).

    Belsay Hall, Belsay, Northumberland Belsay Hall, Belsay, Northumberland

  • Wales , Tal y Cafn

    Situated above the River Conwy with views across to Snowdonia, the gardens at Bodnant are associated with a late-18th-century house and consist of two main areas. The first is the Dell, a woodland garden in a steep stream valley, developed from the late-19th century, and the second is the grand formal terraces executed in the early-20th century. There are several national plant collections in the garden including a noted one of rhododendrons.

    Bodnant, Wales(1993). Laburnam Arch. Bodnant, Wales(1993). Laburnam Arch.

  • Scotland , Perth

    The early-20th-century garden at Branklyn House developed into one of national significance because of its renowned plant collections, many of them built up from seed brought back from plant hunting expeditions. The garden is on a sloping site and consists of rock and scree gardens and shrubs beds, with a wealth of dwarf rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-garden plants.

    Branklyn Garden, Perth, Meconopsis Branklyn Garden, Perth, Meconopsis

  • Scotland , Isle of Arran

    Brodick Castle has a magnificent setting on the east shore of the Isle of Arran with views to the mainland. The estate runs from seashore to mountaintop and comprises 18th- and 19th-century parkland, woodland walks with waterfalls, a formal walled garden and informal woodland gardens. The walled garden holds a wide variety of plants, many of them tender.

    Brodick Castle, Arran. Sundial. Brodick Castle, Arran. Sundial.

  • Scotland , Dyke

    The structure of the original early-18th-century designed landscape with its radiating avenues is well-preserved. The early-18th-century lake survives although it has lost its formal shape. There is an early-18th-century walled garden, a mid-19th-century shubbery and woodland walks with a renowned collection of daffodils that was started in the late-19th century.

    Brodie Castle, Morayshire. Daffodils Brodie Castle, Morayshire. Daffodils

  • England , Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland

    Chesters walled garden was built as a sheltered fruit and glasshouse garden for Chesters House. A separate, now empty, walled garden in a nearby field was for the more prosaic vegetables. Garden writer Susie White has re-designed the garden. It is now a herb and herbaceous garden with natural planting. The garden is organically run and contains the National Collections of Thyme, Marjoram and Burnet.

    Part/component of: Chesters House

    Thyme border, Chesters walled garden, Northumberland Thyme border, Chesters walled garden, Northumberland

  • Scotland , Aberfeldy

    The mid-20th-century woodland garden at Cluny House was created under the canopy of mid- to late-19th-century conifers on a steep slope overlooking the Strathtay Valley. There is a wide variety of small trees and shrubs, some of them tender, and particularly good collections of Himalayan and Chinese woodland perennials and alpines.

  • Scotland , Inveraray

    Crarae Gardens were laid out in the early- to mid-20th century within a late-19th-century designed landscape. The gardens comprise a section of forestry, borders around the house and a woodland garden designed around the steep-sided ravine of the Crarae Burn, which is spanned by several bridges. There is a wide variety of trees and shrubs, many of them rare and unusual, growing in the shelter of conifers.

  • Scotland , Banchory

    The castle and gardens are surrounded by 18th- and 19th-century parkland and estate woodlands, which contain a few 17th- or 18th-century plantings as well as many late-19th-century conifers. The gardens are structured in 8 compartments, making a rectangle. The northern four sections, known as the formal gardens, follow a 19th-century layout and are enclosed by yew hedges. The southern four sections, enclosed by a wall, have individual gardens with 20th-century planting schemes. There are herbaceous borders and many other themed gardens containing herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs.

  • Wales , Wrexham

    The park at Erddig Hall was landscaped in the late-18th century by William Emes, who removed formal elements of the early-18th-century park. It contains an unusual water feature and some surviving tree planting of the period. The grand formal garden dates from the early-18th century and was designed in the Dutch style around an ornamental canal. Its main features survive unaltered, and have been well restored.

    Erddig, gabled north pavilion Erddig, gabled north pavilion

  • Scotland , Glasgow

    The Glasgow Botanic Gardens are a public park with strong educational objectives and affiliations. Founded on this site in 1841, the gardens are renowned for their plant collections representing 12,000 taxa, including notable collections of orchids, tree ferns and begonias. Most of the important plants are housed in 19th-century glasshouses, one of which, the Kibble Palace, re-opened after restoration in 2006. There is also a 20th-century arboretum.

  • Scotland , Waterfoot

    Some of the layout of the late-18th-century parkland survives at Greenbank House and there is a woodland garden with a few original trees and later 20th-century plantings of ornamental trees and shrubs. The walled garden may date from before the building of the house in 1763. It is divided into compartments by early-20th-century yew hedges and used for demonstration and trial gardens developed from the mid-20th century.

    Greenbank Garden, sculpture with fountains Greenbank Garden, sculpture with fountains

  • England , Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

    Holker Hall has 80 hectares (50 hectares registered) of parkland, deer park and woodland dating from the late-18th century. There are also 10 hectares of formal gardens created by Thomas Mawson in the early-20th century. These have been extended by the present owners during the late-20th century.

    Holker Hall, Summer Garden Holker Hall, Summer Garden

  • Scotland , Musselburgh

    The gardens at Inveresk Lodge House are associated with a 17th-century house. Late-19th-century terraced gardens were redesigned in the mid-20th century and planted informally with a good variety of unusual trees and shrubs, some of them tender. There is also a woodland garden under a canopy of deciduous trees and areas for wildlife. There is an active Friends Group.

  • Scotland , Londubh

    Set on the shore of Loch Ewe, the late-19th-century gardens at Inverewe are influenced by the Gulf Stream and comprise a world renowned walled garden on the seashore and a woodland garden developed on a rocky promontory. The gardens contain remarkable collections of rare and tender exotic trees and shrubs, as well as native plants. There are also informal waterside plantings and many woodland perennials in the woodland garden. Ornamental gardens around the house have been further developed in the 20th century.

    Inverewe Gardens, Olearia Inverewe Gardens, Olearia

  • Scotland , Mauchline

    The designed landscape associated with Kingencleugh House includes about 1.8 hectares of informal garden and woodland with a burn running through it. A former railway line cuts through the policies.

  • Scotland , Currie

    At Malleny an area of 19th-century woodland and a walled garden of over one hectare, with topiary dating from the 17th century, remain from a once much larger estate. The walled garden has a noted mid-20th-century collection of shrub roses planted with perennials.

  • England , Romsey

    Mottisfont Abbey has modern formal gardens, pleasure grounds, a landscape park and walled gardens of approximately 18.5 hectares. The gardens hold a National Collection of old-fashioned shrub roses.

    Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire. Cascade. Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire. Cascade.

  • England , Runcorn

    Norton Priory is a 16 hectare site with 12th-century priory remains, museum and an 18th-century walled garden. Features include summerhouses, woodland and a rock garden. The walled garden was renovated in the 1980s. Features include a herb garden, a fruit garden, and herbaceous borders. It also has a National Plant Collection of Cydonia Oblonga (tree quince).

    Norton Priory, the Norman arch Norton Priory, the Norman arch