Use Places & People to search over 6,600 parks and gardens in the UK and 2,100 biographies of people associated with them. Image location: Bedgebury National Pinetum

Learn about the rich heritage of parks and gardens in Topics.
Image location: Powis Castle

Follow News & Events, updated regularly with the latest information affecting historic parks and gardens. Image location: Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Visit the Schools for ideas and activities to encourage the interest of children and young people in their local parks. Image location: Trentham

Join us as a volunteer and Research & Record historic parks and gardens in your area.
Image location: Cirencester Abbey

View the Illustrated Glossary which provides definitions and accompanying images for terms and concepts associated with historic parks and gardens. Image location: Pannett Park

Sites created between 1634 and 1667

  • Scotland , Fort William

    The mid-19th-century designed landscape at Achnacarry comprises parkland, a woodland garden and a terraced garden. There is a remnant of ancient Caledonian Pine Forest in the policies as well as several other notable trees. The Clan Cameron museum is open during the season.

  • England , Acrise

    There is a six hectare (14 acre) area of wooded grounds around the house. Much of the former parkland and its fine trees that once belonged to Acrise Place still exists, with a surprisingly large number of the mature trees also.

  • England , Surrey

    Albury Park has largely intact terraced 17th-century gardens. There are finely wooded pleasure grounds and a park of some 130 hectares.

    Albury Park, Surrey.Terraces Albury Park, Surrey.Terraces

  • England , Trumpington

    A late-17th-century house built for Anthony Thompson which was extended in 1909. In 1695 a large garden was laid out to the south of the hall with the brick walls partially surviving until 1980. In 1941 the hall was requisitioned by the government and in 1997 was purchased by its current owners, restored and opened as a hotel.

  • Northern Ireland , Portadown

    This is the demesne for a 17th-century house. The conservatory is gone. Features include mature shelter belt trees, the 19th-century "Ladies' Mile" walk round the parkland, a formal garden at the house and a cultivated walled garden.

  • England , Banbury

    A garden covering about 1.5 hectares, associated with a country house, the earliest portions of which date to about 1648, with later 17th additions/alterations. Garden features include a late C17 walled front garden, with three gazebos, yew hedges and a water canal.

  • England , Daventry

    The manor of Ashby St Ledgers originates before Domesday (1086) and includes medieval and 17th century buildings. The garden now has a formal layout with traces of 17th century gardens. The site now occupies about 30 hectares within a manorial estate of about 945 hectares in separate ownership. The present garden derives from a design by Lutyens in 1904. Other Lutyens buildings and structures, including the Cenotaph, exist in the village.

  • England , Lambourn

    Originally laid out in the 17th century, the early formal garden has been reconstructed. It lies within parkland which covers about 85 hectares. The property now belongs to the National Trust and was restored from about 1950 onwards.

  • England , Hertford

    Balls Park has early 18th-century formal gardens and a park covering 25 hectares. The site was re-worked in the early-20th century.

  • Northern Ireland , Aughnacloy, County Tyrone

    The Bawn is a demesne for a house of 1641 subsequently burnt and rebuilt, possibly twice. A few mature trees and two gate lodges remain.

  • Northern Ireland , Limavady

    Bellarena is a mid-17th century demesne originally called Ballymargy, on the River Roe. Features include mature trees, shrubs, lawns, a cultivated walled garden with a glasshouse and a garden house, an 18th-century folly tower and views of Binevenagh.

  • Northern Ireland , Coleraine

    Benvarden House is an 18th-century country house, remodelled in the early-19th century, in a demesne of late-17th-century origin. The house is set in a landscape park on a river site with trees, walks, pond and an ornamental bridge of about 1870. The walled garden is fully cultivated with ornamental and productive sections and glasshouses, and has been extensively remodelled during the 20th century. There is also a lodge.

  • England , Beoley

    Beoley Hall is a late 18th-century house with an associated park. Features include a wooded park, pleasure grounds, ornamental lake and walled kitchen garden.

  • Scotland , Pitcox

    The designed landscape at Biel dates from the late-17th and early-18th centuries and has been added to over the years. There are well-planted terraces in four levels below the house, originally constructed in the 17th century. The notable arboretum was started in the early-18th century. A productive kitchen garden occupies the site of the former east wing of the house.

  • England , Haslemere

    This site has an early to mid-19th-century garden, with surviving 18th-century and possibly earlier features and with early 20th-century additions, set within 47 hectares of mid-19th-century parkland.

  • England , Camden

    This is a public square, originating in the late-17th century, occupying about 1 hectare. The square was redesigned in the early-19th century, and again in the later 20th century. The gardens, which are on level ground, are enclosed by cast-iron railings and are surrounded by the buildings of the Square, which are on a rectangular plan.

  • England , Barham

    Broome Park is a mid-17th-century wooded estate of 200 hectares surrounding a mansion of the same period. The house and grounds were considerably restored in the early-20th century, with the estate converted into a golf course designed by Donald Steel.

  • England , Stoke-on-Trent

    The timber-framed hall (1637) remained in the Broughton family until the 20th century. The house is now surrounded by Victorian shrubberies and has a 1930s recreated knot garden. The walled garden remains partly in use, but the walls and wrought iron gates are deteriorating.

  • England , Greater London

    Bunhill Fields is a Nonconformist burial ground of the 1660s. It is the burial place of John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe, William Blake and other leading religious and intellectual figures. In 1853 it closed for burials and soon after became a public garden, at which time new walls, gate piers and gates were built and paths laid out. The site was damaged by bombing during World War 2, after which the northern part of the ground was cleared and the southern section re-landscaped to designs by Bridgewater & Shepheard.

  • England , Burghope, Hereford

    The remains of a 17th-century terrace garden. The house was largely demolished in the early 19th century.