Sites with Plant type / enviroment: Woodland garden
England , Chipping Sodbury
Algars Manor has 19th-century planting and a 20th-century woodland garden. This was planted on former woodland / quarrying land after Dutch Elm disease necessitated the removal of the woodland. Features include a formal garden close to the house, with 19th-century planting on the driveway. Along the banks of the River Frome there is an area of informal plantation.
Northern Ireland , Fivemiletown
Aughentaine has a maintained ornamental garden designed by Percy Cane for the present house of 1958. Features include double terraces, extensive tree plantings and a pond.
England , Chester
The current Bache Hall, built in the early 18th century, is now used by Chester University. The grounds, as recorded in the associated images, used the natural features of a valley with Bache Brook draining an adjoining pool. The Hall, situated on a gentle rise, looked over pleasant gardens, well planted with trees, a waterfall and bridges over the brook. Some of the grounds were lost in the 1980s due to road widening and then a major new road (Countess Way) was built which required landfill and culverting of the stream. The wooden bank to the south of the brook remains as a rare example of natural wooded banked area in today's suburban Chester landscape. The area of the Bache with its adjoining former Pool and Mill has a long history going back to pre-historic times.
Isle of Man , Lezayre
This is a woodland garden alongside a stream.
Part/component of: Ballamanaugh, Sulby
Northern Ireland , Newtownards
Ballywalter Park is a mid-19th century house with a conservatory wing, set in grounds made of the two joined demesnes of Ballyatwood House and Springvale House. The grounds feature mature woodland and shelter trees with rides. There are maintained ornamental grounds with notable rhododendrons, a rock garden beside a stream, and a walled garden containing a cultivated rose garden. Other features include two ornamental bridges, a pigeon house and glasshouse.
Scotland , Sandyhills
The mid-20th-century garden at Barnhourie Mill was created in a woodland setting with a burn running through it. The garden features dwarf species rhododendrons, many planted in island beds with natural rocky outcrops. In addition to the noted rhododendron collection there are many other ornamental trees and shrubs in the garden.
Isle of Man , Ballaugh
Bishopscourt has been an episcopal residence from around 1230. There have been several phases of planting. There were knot gardens and other formal gardens by the 1640s. From about 1700 there was extensive planting around the gardens and through the Bishopscourt Glen. The 'Cave of the Winds' and 'Mount Aeolus' in the glen date from the 1760s. Further planting, an American garden, rockeries and a pool in the glen date from the 1820s. The walled kitchen garden was sold for building land in the late 20th century.
England , Liphook
A woodland garden created in the 1950s with lakeside walks, ornamental waterfowl and herbaceous borders. The site was gifted to the World Wildlife Fund but is now under threat from development.
England , Bath
Brockham End is an early 20th-century woodland garden.
England , St Austell
Caerhays Castle has late-19th-century and early-20th-century garden of around 20 hectares, surrounded by a wooded parkland of about 100 hectares. This is set within a larger agricultural estate of around 1400 hectares.
England , Malton, North Yorkshire
Ray Wood is a reconstructed wilderness with serpentine walkways cutting through a replanted ancient wood.
Part/component of: Castle Howard
England , Clevedon
This component is a large area of mixed woodland with nature conservation interest.
Part/component of: Clevedon Court
Wales , Cilgerran
Coedmore features an early-19th-century house surrounded by a garden laid out in Picturesque style. A layout of paths, steps and bridges is set within extensive woodland on the steep flanks of the dramatic Teifi valley. Within the woodland is a curious, older enclosed garden with a ruined summerhouse. There is also a view of Cilgerran Castle from the house and garden.
Wales , Narberth
The house, walled garden and the garden surrounding the house date from about 1803. The landscape gardens evolved after the mid-19th century, with drives and a ha-ha extant by 1889. The woodland garden was created from 1894 onwards. The house and garden were given to the National Trust in 1980. The collection of semi-hardy herbaceous and woody material within the walled garden dates from the 1990s.
Scotland , Isle of Colonsay
Colonsay House stands in a sheltered position looking northwards through mature woodland towards Kiloran Bay. The designed landscape is set in rugged wind-blasted Hebridean moor. There is woodland all around Colonsay House. Many species and varieties of trees have established successfully, and the broad mix of habits, forms, leaf shapes and sizes allows a vast range of shrubs and plants to be grown. The Woodland Garden at Colonsay is one of the finest examples of its kind in the UK, on a par with Crarae and Arduaine.
England , Sittingbourne
The woodland garden was created in the 1960s and features a wide variety of acid-loving trees and shrubs. The garden also has a Wellingtonia walk, which was laid out in the mid-19th century by Sir John Croft.
Part/component of: Doddington Place
Scotland , Helensburgh
The woodland gardens at Glenarn are situated on a steep slope overlooking the Gareloch with a glen in the grounds. There is a renowned collection of species rhododendrons. Many other ornamental trees such as magnolias thrive at Glenarn, as well as woodland perennials and bulbs. A rock garden has been established in the quarry.
Scotland , Durdle
Glendoick House has an early-20th-century woodland garden set in a ravine. This hosts a world-famous rhododendron collection and many other rare trees and shrubs, established from plants and seeds gathered by three generations of the Cox family and other plant collectors in China and the Himalayas. There is also a scree garden and an 18th-century walled garden, which is devoted to raising plants for the nursery and garden centre.
Isle of Man , German
Glen Helen has a Swiss cottage and glen gardens developed from the 1860s. The site was developed as a public resort with rustic bridges giving views of waterfalls amongst mixed planting.
England , Dover
The woodland garden was restored and extended during the restoration programme during the 1960s and 1970s. The garden features meandering paths through the mature trees and includes a wide range of woodland planting.
Part/component of: Goodnestone Park