Welcome to British Essential Gardens

Essential British Gardens is a digest of some of the finest gardens and arboretums throughout Britain and is based on the original author’s experiences and those of other keen gardening friends. We are most grateful to them and all those readers of the uk.rec.gardening newsgroup who have helped with the compilation of this assemblage of gardens scattered throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Inevitably, it is a subjective assembly and not comprehensive. Details of many other gardens can also be found by using the search facilities at About Britain and also Sisley Tours web sites.

Many of the links to gardens in the following pages are to sites managed by The National Trust (NT), The National Trust for Scotland (NTS), Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and English Heritage (EH). Parks & Gardens UK.