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  • England , Wakefield, West Yorkshire

    A botanic garden west of the centre of Wakefield.

  • 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 , 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 , Lancashire

    The Botanic Gardens are situated on the eastern edge of the centre of Churchtown in an area of low-lying flat land. Features include flower beds, a lake, a fernery and an aviary. The site covers approximately 8 hectares.

  • 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 , Bristol

    The zoological gardens were opened in 1836, and remain well-maintained. Features include a long terrace planted with specimen trees and display beds. There is also a rock garden, herbaceous border and an ornamental lake.

  • England , Ticknall

    The physic garden was originally used for the cultivation of medicinal herbs and plants. It is now managed as a kitchen garden.

    Part/component of: Calke Abbey

  • 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 , 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 , Chelsea

    Chelsea Physic Garden is a walled garden and has a warm micro-climate which allows the cultivation of exotic species, such as England's largest and oldest olive tree grown outside (not imported).

  • England , Bath

    This feature is the arboretum at the American museum, opened in 1984.

    Part/component of: Claverton Manor

    Claverton Manor, Near Bath. Steps  (2006) Claverton Manor, Near Bath. Steps (2006)

  • Wales , Vale of Glamorgan

    The Physic Garden is on the site of part of the formal gardens of Old Hall. It was developed between 2004 and 2007 to show the uses of plants in the past. All the plants in the garden were found in Britain before 1800 and have associations with healing, cooking or the dyeing of fabrics.

    Part/component of: Cowbridge

    Cowbridge Physic garden Cowbridge Physic garden

  • England , Morpeth

    Cragside Pinetum is located south west of the house. It has a collection of coniferous trees especially from North America. The floor of the pinetum has recently been taken back to grass allowing for the planting of bulbs and perennials.

    Part/component of: Cragside

    Cragside, Pinetum Cragside, Pinetum

  • Scotland , Peebles

    The extensive, well-preserved parkland associated with Dawyck House includes remnants of an 18th-century formal layout. The woodland garden, situated on a steep slope above the River Tweed, was largely developed during the 19th and 20th centuries and is now an outpost of Edinburgh Botanic Garden. It contains many first introductions of exotic conifers as well as woodland shrubs and perennials. There are early-19th-century formal terraces around the house.

  • England , Kent

    The site was Charles Darwin's garden and grounds of 7.2 hectares, which surround Down House where he lived from 1842-1882.

  • Northern Ireland , Coleraine

    This is a planned landscape to display and conserve daffodils, especially those of Northern Ireland origin, begun in 1972.

  • England , Greater London

    An arboretum was begun in 1953 when Lord Montgomery planted a walnut tree and a horse chestnut. A succession of eminent people who stayed at the White House planted trees over a period of 25 years. In the 1930s the Great Oak Garden was designed around a 500-year-old oak tree and the Rose Garden also dates from this time. The estate is now managed by LB Waltham Forest and the White House is Haven House Children's Hospice.

  • England , Teignmouth

    Homeyard Botanical Garden was created by Maria Laetitia Kempe Homeyard in the late-1920s. Mrs Homeyard died in 1944, and in 1950 Teignmouth Town Council purchased the gardens from the Public Trustee. The gardens were officially opened in 1955.

  • England , Greater London

    Restoration of the Botany Gardens began in 1984 and works include a new pond near order beds with dipping platforms, coppicing and planting of exotic species in the woodland.

  • England , Lincoln

    Lincoln Arboretum is a public park originally laid out in the late-19th century by Edward Milner. The park was restored in the early-21st century and features lakes, fountains and a 19th-century bandstand.