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  • Northern Ireland , Belfast

    The focal point of this public park is the early-19th-century curvilinear Palm House, fronted by bedding, walks and benches. The nearby Tropical Ravine is a late-19th-century glasshouse with an important landscaped plant collection. The wider park features some surviving gates and lodges and an extensive path network through areas of lawn planted with ornamental trees and including two herbaceous borders, a rose garden, a rock garden and a bowling green.

  • Northern Ireland

    The Hazelwood Estate landscaped the gardens from 1920 with the 'Hanging Gardens of Babylon' and the 'Grand Floral Staircase' by Cheal's.

  • Scotland , Uig

    The Botanic Garden comprises successive waves of planting from the early-19th century onwards and features renowned collections of conifers and rhododendrons as well as Bhutanese and Chilean rainforest species. The mid-19th-century walled garden is now a formal garden housing a collection of ornamental conifers.

    Benmore, the avenue Benmore, the avenue

  • England , Budleigh Salterton

    Bicton has 18th-century formal gardens and parkland, extensively developed with 19th-century tree plantings. The gardens have been in divided use and ownership since 1957, separated into three different and distinct freeholdings. The site, of about 130 hectares, comprises some 20 hectares of formal gardens and pleasure grounds, and about 110 hectares of parkland and woodland.

    Bicton Park, Devon. New building (2) Bicton Park, Devon. New building (2)

  • England , Edgbaston, Birmingham

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses was founded in the 19th century and has continued to develop through the 20th century. The site covers about 4 hectares, and includes Tropical, Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid glasshouses, a winter garden and a rock garden, a pinetum, a Japanese garden, and a herb garden. There is also a woodland walk, a fern garden and a lawn aviary. Azaleas and rhododendrons are a feature. Historic gardens typical of the Roman, Medieval and Tudor periods have been planted.

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens Bandstand Birmingham Botanical Gardens Bandstand

  • England , Stoke Bishop

    The Holmes garden was laid out in 1879 as a naturalistic garden and plant collection by Hiatt Cowles Baker for his father. In 2002 the University of Bristol decided to re-locate its botanic gardens from Bracken Hill to the Holmes. Planting commenced in 2005.

  • England , Melton Mowbray

    Brooksby Hall is set in 31 acres of grounds, sloping northwards down to the River Wreake. The estate is the country campus of Brooksby Melton College of Further Education and offers training in a wide range of country skills. It was formerly the county agricultural college. The Hall, originally a late 16th Century country house, was extended in the late 19th century. It houses administrative offices for the College as well as offering conference, banqueting and wedding facilities. In the grounds to the south of the Hall, is the Church of St Michael, which dominates the landscape. Modern college buildings, dating from the 1950s to 1970s are located to the north and east of the Hall. The gardens, which are informal in style, include a lake and a stream. The wide range of planting reflects the College's status as a horticultural college.

    Brooksby Hall and Church Brooksby Hall and Church

  • England , Ilkeston

    Bromfield Hall is now a campus of Derby College and is the centre for land-based studies, including agriculture, horticulture and conservation. The landscaped garden is based on a Victorian garden layout. The rest of the estate is farmed.

  • England , Cambridge

    Cambridge University Botanic gardens, which occupy about 16 hectares, feature over 10,000 varieties of plants, a wide variety of specimen and mature trees and several separate garden areas. The gardens also contain the first ornamental bamboo collection, laid out in 1846, and symmetrical beds containing specialist collections of tulips, saxifrages, geraniums and woody genera.

  • England , Cambridge

    The primary attraction of the dry garden is that it is never artificially watered. Plantings include rosemary, bearded irises, sea hollies and ivies.

    Part/component of: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

  • England , Cambridge

    The glasshouse range contains a Temperate House, Alpine House, Tropical House, Succulent House, Carnivorous Plants, Belize House and a Cactus House.

    Part/component of: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

  • England , Cambridge

    The rock gardens contain a wide variety of plants from around the world which are grouped according to geographical locations and soil preference.

    Part/component of: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

  • England , Cambridge

    The winter garden is at its peak between December and April each year. Plantings include flowering trees, shrubs and various red, orange and maroon coloured plants.

    Part/component of: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

  • England , Cambridge

    The woodland garden features a dense woodland, with a mixture of trees from around the world. The trees are underplanted with herbaceous plants.

    Part/component of: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

  • England , London

    Capel Manor is London’s only specialist centre for land-based studies, and Capel Manor College is now a working estate where students and staff can gain ‘hands-on’ experience of all aspects of land based studies. The original 17th-century garden has been much overlaid but some of the trees in the grounds probably date from the 18th century. Theme gardens have been created by the college to trace the history of gardens and gardening.

  • England , Hounslow

    The Chiswick House Kitchen Garden exists today as a teaching and learning centre for school children and families. The emphasis is on involving visitors in planting and growing food.

    Part/component of: Chiswick House

  • England , Totnes

    Dartington Hall has 20th-century formal and woodland gardens of around 4 hectares. The estate has a long history, but was very run down when purchased by Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst in 1925.

  • England , Chichester

    Fishbourne Roman Palace has a reconstructed formal courtyard garden dating from the 1st century.

  • Wales , Colwyn Bay

    Flagstaff Gardens at the Welsh Mountain Zoo contain the partial remains of formal and informal gardens laid out by Thomas Mawson in the late-19th century on a hilly site overlooking Colwyn Bay.

  • England , East Bergholt

    Flatford mill is a Grade I listed 18th-century watermill built in 1733. There is a 17th-century miller's cottage, also Grade I listed. Flatford Mill is situated in Dedham Vale with the river Stour running through. Other buildings are located within the site including Willy Lot's cottage. The Field Studies Council took on lease of three properties on the site in 1946. There are walks by the river including a circular walk from Willy Lot's cottage. Also on site is an RSPB wildlife garden which is terraced and contains mostly wildlife planting.