The gardens don’t only offer flowers and trees, there is much more to see and do at these sites. There are sculptures, mazes, children’s play parks, lakes and water features, tea houses, abundant wildlife, art exhibitions, and orchards, all set within the grounds of magnificent country manors and castles.
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After a 10 year restoration project, Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens reopened to the public to once again wow visitors with its majestic beauty. Classified as a grade 1 listed garden, Leonardslee has lots to shout about.
Numerous protected species of plants and trees are lovingly looked after here, forming a colour palette that is splendid all year round.
Then there is the huge variety of wildlife, including kingfishers, Sika deer, and the beloved Bennett’s Wallabies, which have been here for over 100 years. If you’re lucky, you might spy a glimpse of the baby joeys clinging to their mothers.
With all that and much more to see, Leonardslee is a great day out for all the family.
In terms of location, it doesn’t get much better than Arundel Castle and Gardens. With commanding views over the nearby river, an imposing motte and keep, and a 1,000 year old castle that rivals any in England, prepare to feel like you’re floating around in a fairy-tale at Arundel.
There is great variety at Arundel Gardens, including the pristine Fitzalan Chapel’s white garden, tropical gardens, glasshouses, and the bountiful kitchen garden.
One of the most unusual spots at Arundel is the Stumpery. Years after a huge storm brought down many old trees, head gardener Martin Duncan turned tragedy into opportunity. He reused the abandoned stumps, planting them upside down to display their sprawling roots, and surrounding them with flowers that weave between them, culminating in a unique garden you are unlikely to find anywhere else.
Home to the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley Gardens plays a crucial part in the continual development in not only how gardening is done, but what we know about its beneficial impact.
There are over 30 different gardens to explore at Wisley, including the world food garden, wildlife garden, oakwood, alpine meadow, and Bowes-Lyon rose garden, as well as the Jellicoe Canal and Jubilee Arboretum.
For those who want to learn more about gardening, the Wisley Home of Gardening Science has a visitor centre demonstrating the vitally important research they conduct on how gardening is good for our health and can help us understand and combat climate change. There is also a series of talks and practical demonstrations teaching you the skills to improve your understanding of the fascinating world of gardening.