Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

When we think of summertime we often think of roses.  I adore scented roses!  I love growing roses and visiting rose gardens.  Here are some lovely gardens where you can celebrate and immerse yourself in the rose’s beauty and fragrance.

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April 2024

 Sunday 21 April 2024: Overstroud Cottage Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 21st April 2024, Overstroud Cottage Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Overstroud Cottage, The Dell, Frith Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9QE.  This chalk garden is on two levels.  Visitors can admire antique species and rambling roses, Peonies, Geraniums, herbs, a potager, and a pond.  There will be a plant stall at this opening; for more details, please click here.

 Sunday 21 April 2024: Lime Close Garden Opening


On Sunday 21st April 2024, Lime Close garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Lime Close, 35 Henleys Lane, Drayton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4HU. This four acre mature plantsman's garden features rare trees, shrubs, and roses. Visitors can admire mixed borders, raised beds, pergola, topiary, and shade borders and a Herb Garden by Rosemary Verey. Don't miss the Iris Garden with 100 varieties of tall bearded irises. There's a new arboretum with rare exotic trees and shrubs from Asia and America. There will be a plant stall at this opening. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 27 April 2024: Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary Spring Fair


On Saturday 27th April 2024 the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary will be holding a Spring Fair from 10.30am until 3.30pm at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Hook Lane, Burrows Lea, Shere, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9QQ. Directions: Close to Shere & Gomshall. From the A25 take the turning to Shere Village & drive through the village. Crossover the railway bridge & turn left into Hook Lane. The Sanctuary is on the right hand side and is clearly signed. A place of serenity and peace, nestled within the Surrey countryside in a village called Shere. Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary has helped thousands of people in mind, body and spirit for over 75 years and is a registered charity. The Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary is set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds that include paddocks, bluebell woods, a rose garden with pond and waterfall, a meditation glade and labyrinth. Enjoy the stunning Surrey Hills views. Visitors can purchase crafts, refreshments and other items, there will also be healing stands and healing given throughout the day. Free entry. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 28 April 2024: East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden Event & Plant Fair


On Saturday 28th April 2024, East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN, are holding a Garden Event & Plant Fair from 10am.  Visitors can purchase a wide range of plants, including rare and unusual plants from specialist growers at this lovely event. There is so much to see at this 32 acre garden; there's an exotic garden, walled garden, an orchard, and topiary. Visitors can admire rare plants growing in the gardens. For all the details, please click here.

May 2024

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Thursday 2 May 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024: Renishaw Hall NGS Open Day


Renishaw Hall are holding an NGS Open Day from 10.30 until 4.30pm on Wednesday 1st May 2024. at Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S21 3WB. There will be plants for sale. For information on how to get to Renishaw Hall, please click here. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Sunday 5 May 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens for the NGS from 10am until 4pm, on Monday 1st May 2024, Tuesday 2nd May 2024, Wednesday 3rd May 2024, Thursday 4th May 2024, and Friday 5th May 2024 . Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold. On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283). If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book. NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 1st May 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 4 May 2024: Thursley Horticultural Society Plant Sale


Thursley Horticultural Society are holding their Plant Sale from 10.30pm until 12 noon, on Saturday 4th May 2024, on the grassy area behind Thursley Village Hall, Dye House Lane, Thursley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6QD.  There is free entry to this Plant Sale which is open to everyone.  Visitors will discover a wealth of amazing locally grown plants, including vegetables, perennials, annuals, and roses.  Catherine from Seale Nurseries will be selling her roses and giving advice on rose growing.

 Saturday 4 May 2024: Elgin Biblical Garden Plant Sale


Elgin Biblical Garden, is opening from 11am until 3pm on Saturday 4th May 2024 for Scotland's Garden Scheme on May 2024. Elgin Biblical Garden, King Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, IV30 1HU. The Garden is used by the horticulture students to develop their skills. The gardens have grown and developed over the years and are now host to a broad range of garden features, interesting plants and mature trees. The main central area is paved and together with the surrounding borders reflects a Celtic cross. A large rose arbour represents the neighbouring cathedral. The gardens also host a rock garden, woodland garden, winter border, herbaceous border and an oriental-themed garden. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 5 May 2024: West Horsley Place Garden Opening & Plant Stall


West Horsley Place Garden Opening & Plant Stall is from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 5th May 2024 at West Horsley Place, Epsom Road, West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6AN. West Horsley Place is set within a 380 acre estate. The garden adjacent to the Manor House dates back to the C15 and is approx 5 acres, completely surrounded by a wall over 300 yrs old. It has an ancient orchard, rose garden, interestingly striped formal lawns, an historic box hedge, many herbaceous borders, a magnificent white wisteria over 60ft tall and many wildflower areas. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 5 May 2024: Oakmore Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Oakmore, Blairhoyle, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3LF. Oakmore garden will be opening from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 5th May 2024 for Scotland's Garden Scheme. In 2014 this garden was a 3½ acre field with a small wood and lots of rushes. Under the hands of a gardening fanatic and her willing husband, you will see a maturing garden with raised herbaceous borders, young orchards, a developing shrubbery, a rose garden, a bog garden and a variety of species trees. This is a garden for real plant enthusiasts and to enjoy it to the full, good footwear is recommended, particularly if it has been raining. Directions: Blairhoyle is on the Thornhill to Port of Monteith road. There will be a plant sale at this opening. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 5 May 2024 - Thursday 9 May 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 5 May 2024: Renishaw Hall Specialist Plant Fair


Renishaw Hall are holding a specialist plant fair on Sunday 5th May 2024. at Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S21 3WB. At this event, visitors can buy plants from specialist nurseries who grow rare and unusual plants. Please note that many of the stalls will be trading in cash only, as they are small independent businesses who are not set up for card payments. If you wish to purchase a ticket on the day it will be from the visitor centre on a first come first served basis. To buy advance tickets to Renishaw Hall's Specialist Plant Fair and to visit Renishaw Hall's gardens, please click here.  For information on how to get to Renishaw Hall, please click here.

 Monday 6 May 2024: Bere Mill Garden Opening


Bere Mill Garden will be opening from 12pm until 5pm on Monday 6th May 2024 at Bere Mill Farm, London Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7NH.  There will be a plant sale at this event.  On the Upper Test with water meadows and wooded valleys, this garden features herbaceous borders, bog and Mediterranean plants, as well as a replanted orchard and two small arboretums, roses, and semi-tropical planting. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 6 May 2024: Titchmarsh House Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Monday 6th May 2024 the gardens at Titchmarsh House will be opening from 12pm until 5pm for the NGS at Titchmarsh House, Chapel Street, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, NN14 3DA. Directions: 2m N of Thrapston. 6m S of Oundle. Exit A14 at junction signed A605, Titchmarsh signed as turning E towards Oundle & Peterborough. The gardens are spread over four and a half acres with formal and wild areas, a hedged quiet garden, irises, peonies, magnolias, shrub roses, cherries, malus and a number of rare trees. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 6 May 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Monday 6th May 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 8 May 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 8th May 2024, Aberclwyd Manor will be opening from 10am until 4pm for the NGS.  Aberclwyd Manor, Derwen, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 9SF.  This is a four acre garden on a sloping hillside, overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley.  Aberclwyd Manor garden features mature trees, shrubs, roses, and perennials.  An Italianate garden of box hedging lies below the house and there's also a pond and an orchard.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 8 May 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 8th May 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 9 May 2024: Riverhill Himalayan Garden Opening for the NGS


On Thursday 9th May 2024, Riverhill Himalayan Gardens will be opening from 10am until 5pm for the NGS.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR.  This beautiful hillside garden has been privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840. Visitors can admire spectacular rhododendrons, azaleas and fine specimen trees.  Explore the Edwardian Rock Garden with its extensive fern collection.  The Rose Walk and Walled Garden with sculptural terracing look great at this time of year.  Take the Bluebell walk and enjoy a spectacle of flowers.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens enjoy extensive views across the Weald of Kent.  There will be plants for sale at this opening. For more information, please click here.  

 Thursday 9 May 2024: Guided Tour & Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage


Thursday 9th May 2024 - Guided Tour & East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN.  For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Saturday 11 May 2024: Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Saturday 11th May 2024, the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary will be opening from 11am until 5pm for the NGS at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Hook Lane, Burrows Lea, Shere, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9QQ. Directions: Close to Shere & Gomshall. From the A25 take the turning to Shere Village & drive through the village. Crossover the railway bridge & turn left into Hook Lane. The Sanctuary is on the right hand side and is clearly signed. A place of serenity and peace, nestled within the Surrey countryside in a village called Shere. Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary has helped thousands of people in mind, body and spirit for over 75 years and is a registered charity. The Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary is set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds that include paddocks, bluebell woods, a rose garden with pond and waterfall, a meditation glade and labyrinth. Spend a while enjoying the stunning Surrey Hills views.

 Saturday 11 May 2024: Godinton House Gardens


On Sunday 11th May 2024Godinton House Gardens will be opening from 1pm until 6pm for the NGS at Godinton House, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3BP. Godinton House owns 12 acres of gardens that feature herbaceous borders, a rose garden, a formal lily pond, an intimate Italian garden, and large walled garden with delphiniums, a potager and cut flowers. The tearoom will be serving cakes and refreshments. There will be a plant sale at this opening.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 11 May 2024: Plant Fair at Yarlington House


Saturday 11th May 2024 - Yarlington Plant Fair, Yarlington House, Yarlington, Nr Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8DY.  Visitors have the opportunity to purchase plants from twenty plant stalls selling organic vegetable plants, plants for cut flowers, plants for shade, plants for wildlife, and more.  Open from 10am until 4pm.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 12 May 2024: Holme Hale Hall Garden Opening & Plant Stall


Holme Hale Hall will be opening from 12pm until 4pm for the NGS on Sunday 12th May 2024 at Holme Hale Hall, Holme Hale, Swaffham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7ED. Directions: 2m S of Necton off A47. 1m E of Holme Hale village. This walled kitchen garden was designed by Arne Maynard and replanted in 2016 and 2017. A soft palette of herbaceous plants including some unusual varieties with a long season of interest. Visitors can admire the garden's greenhouse, vegetables, trained fruits, roses, and topiary. There's also a 130 year old wisteria. This is a wildlife friendly garden with a wildflower meadow and recently renovated pond with island. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 12 May 2024: Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens Opening & Plant Stall


Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens opening and plant stall is on Sunday 12th May 2024 from 1pm until 4.30pm at Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Church Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4NZ. A lovely chance to visit this unique 22 acre, Grade I registered garden, which was constructed from 1934-9 with a contemporary garden extension. Rock and water gardens, sunken colonnade, rose garden, 500 individual gated gardens, beautiful mature trees and newly landscaped areas. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 12 May 2024 - Thursday 16 May 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 12 May 2024: Plant Fair at RHS Garden Rosemoor


Sunday 12th May 2024 from 10am until 3pm, the Plant Fair at RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH. There will be a wide variety of rare and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials grown by local nurseries and specialist growers for sale. This event is a must for all keen gardeners and plant collectors. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 12 May 2024: Specialist Spring Plant Fair at Borde Hill Garden


Sunday 12th May 2024 – Specialist Plant Fair, at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP.  This lovely plant fair will open from 10am to 3pm.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Sunday 12 May 2024: 3 Timbercroft Close Garden Opening


On Sunday 12th May 2024, from 2pm until 5pm there's an Open Garden Event at 3 Timbercroft Close, Four Marks, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5BB. This garden features both sunny and shady beds, a landscaped area with a greenhouse, a wildlife pond and small raised bed for vegetables. The shady areas contain hellebores, ferns and acers, with some mature shrubs including hydrangeas, camellias, mock orange and snowball tree. All beds hold acers, rhododendrons and deciduous azaleas, along with Japanese azaleas and witch hazels. May should bring magnolias and peonies into flower, with roses, day lilies, various perennials and agapanthus to follow. A collection of aeoniums will be displayed, with cuttings available on the plant stall, together with other plants. For more information and to book tickets, please click here.  

 Tuesday 14 May 2024: National Garden Scheme Open Day at Borde Hill Garden


Tuesday 14th May 2024NGS Open Day at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP.  This lovely garden will open from 10am to 5pm for this special event.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 15 May 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 15th May 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 16 May 2024: Guided Tour & Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage


Thursday 16th May 2024 - Guided Tour & East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Friday 17 May 2024: The Hardy Plant Society Hampshire Group Meeting: Roses & Peonies- A Marriage Made in Heaven: a talk by Val Bourne


The Hardy Plant Society Hampshire Group Meeting starts at 7.30pm on Friday 17th May 2024 at St Boniface Church Hall, Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 2FT. The entry fee to meetings is £3 for Hardy Plant Society members and £6 for visitors. There is a Display Table, Raffle, and Plant Sale Table at most meetings. Val has a large collection of lactiflora hybrids in her garden. They vary from 19th Century French beauties to modern American Peonies in shades of coral, vivid red and yellow. The talk will follow the history of Peony breeding, their use as a companion plant for roses and recommends varieties. For more information, please click here.

 Friday 17 May 2024 - Sunday 19 May 2024: Decorative Home & Salvage Show at Loseley Park


From 12pm until 5pm on Friday 17th May 2024, from 10am until 5pm on Saturday 18th May 2024, and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday 19th May 2024, Loseley Park will be opening for the Decorative Home & Salvage Show at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  Loseley Park is a delightful two and a half acre walled garden.  Visit Loseley's award-winning rose garden (over 1000 bushes, mainly old fashioned varieties), extensive herb garden, fruit and flower garden, white garden with fountain, and spectacular organic vegetable garden.  There's a magnificent vine walk, herbaceous borders, moat walk, ancient wisteria and mulberry trees.  There will be garden furniture, statues, planters, and other garden items at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Friday 17 May 2024 - Saturday 18 May 2024: The Plant and Garden Fair at Sculpture by the Lakes


Friday 17th May 2024 and Saturday 18th May 2024 – The Plant and Garden Fair at Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QU.  This Rare Plant Fair will be held from 10am until 4pm. A two-day event showcasing everything for your garden, attendees will be able to purchase a fabulous selection of plants from specialist nurseries, as well as garden furniture, ornaments and pots. Talented growers will be on hand to give advice. Studio Gudgeon’ s exclusive range of beautiful fire pits, swinging seats and bird feeders will also be on view to order. This event is held in the Makers Yard area so it's free to attend. For more inspiration, why not visit the botanic gardens of Sculpture by the Lakes. Entry to the park is at the usual day rate of £15. For all the details (including information for disabled visitors) and to book your tickets online, please click here.

 Friday 17 May 2024: The Generous Gardener’s Specialist Plant Fair at Charlton Farm


Friday 17th May 2024 – Specialist Plant Fair at Charlton Farm, Pink Lane. Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DS. This Plant Fair is open from 10am until 2pm. Visitors will find lots of wonderful specialist nurseries at this plant fair, this is a great fair to visit to buy shrubs, climbers, perennials, plants for shade and ferns. For all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 18 May 2024 - Sunday 19 May 2024: 21 Chestnut Road Garden Opening & Plant Sale


On Saturday 18th May 2024 and Sunday 19th May 2024 the garden at 21 Chestnut Road will be opening from 11.30am until 5pm for the NGS. There will be a Plant Sale at this opening at 21 Chestnut Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, New Forest, SO42 7RF. Please use village car park. Limited parking for less mobile in road. Leave M27 J2, follow Heavy Lorry Route. The mainline station is less than 10 min walk away. This third of an acre garden features a popular fairy garden, fruit trees, vegetables, greenhouse and perennial wildflowers, the area demonstrates how to cope with difficult growing conditions. The front garden is more formal with a reflective pool, rose arches and statues. Visitors can admire perennials, shrubs, bulbs, a rose pergola and summerhouse set over a pond - the perfect place to enjoy homemade teas and cake! The boundaries are hidden and a very sheltered area leads through the hedge to the secret garden. Plants propagated from the garden are usually on sale and can be seen in situ giving an idea of the conditions they prefer.

 Saturday 18 May 2024 - Sunday 19 May 2024: Ewhurst Secret Gardens & Plant Sale


Ewhurst Secret Gardens is a special event in Ewhurst, near Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7SG, that takes place from 2pm until 6pm on Saturday 18th May 2024 and Sunday 19th May 2024.  The annual tour of Ewhurst's Secret Gardens allows visitors to enjoy visiting private gardens that are usually hidden behind fences or hedges. This year our gardens are on the southern end of the village benefitting from fantastic rural views, in a variety of sizes and styles with a huge assortment of flowers, trees and shrubs to admire. The hardworking owners will be only too happy to welcome you and have a chat. There are two wonderful tea venues where you can enjoy refreshments and delicious cakes. Maps displayed in the village will show you which gardens are open. There will be a large plant sale in one garden.  Entry is £7.00 which covers both days (£6.00 OAPS) with £1.00 discount if purchased in advance, accompanied under 14s free. Tickets are available from Hazelbank Country Stores in the village or at any of the gardens on the day.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 18 May 2024: Warndon Court Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Saturday 18th May 2024, Warndon Court Garden will be opening from 12 noon until 4pm for the NGS at Warndon Court, St Nicholas Lane, Worcester, Worcestershire, West Midlands, WR4 0SL. This two acre garden features topiary, formal gardens, wildlife, water features, and roses. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 19 May 2024: Overstroud Cottage Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 19th May 2024, Overstroud Cottage Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Overstroud Cottage, The Dell, Frith Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9QE.  This chalk garden is on two levels.  Visitors can admire antique species and rambling roses, Peonies, Geraniums, herbs, a potager, and a pond.  There will be a plant stall at this opening; for more details, please click here.

 Sunday 19 May 2024: Dalfruin Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Dalfruin, Kirktonhill Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, DD8 4HU. Dalfruin will be opening from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 19th May 2024 for Scotland's Garden Scheme. A well-stocked, connoisseur’s garden of about ⅓ acre situated at the end of a short cul-de-sac. There are many less common plants like varieties of trilliums, meconopsis (blue poppies), tree peonies (descendants of ones collected by George Sherriff and grown at Ascreavie), dactylorhiza and codonopsis. There is a scree garden and collection of ferns. The vigorous climbing rose, Paul’s Himalayan Musk, grows over a pergola. Interconnected ponds encourage wildlife. Directions: From the centre of Kirriemuir turn left up Roods. Kirktonhill Road is on the left near the top of the hill. Park on Roods or at St Mary’s Episcopal Church. Disabled parking only in Kirktonhill Road. Bus 20 (from Dundee) getting off at either stop on the Roods. No dogs, please. There will be a plant sale at this opening. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 19 May 2024 - Thursday 23 May 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 19 May 2024: Farnham Common Open Gardens


Farnham Common Open Gardens takes place from 1pm until 5pm in Farnham Common, south of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, SL2 3TX, on Sunday 19th May 2024. Private gardens will be open in Farnham Common. Refreshments available. Proceeds go towards the Farnham Common Community Library and Thames Hospice. Plants will be for sale. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 19 May 2024: Norton Priory Plant Hunters Fair


Sunday 19th May 2024 – Norton Priory Plant Hunters Fair, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1AX.  This plant fair opens from 10am until 4pm.  For all the details, please click here.

 Monday 20 May 2024 - Sunday 2 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, from Monday 20th May 2024 until Sunday 2nd June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold. On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283). If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book. NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Tuesday 21 May 2024 - Saturday 25 May 2024: RHS Chelsea Flower Show


Tuesday 21st May 2024Wednesday 22nd May 2024Thursday 23rd May 2024Friday 24th May 2024, Saturday 25th May 2024 – The RHS Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL.  The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is open from 8am until 8pm from Monday to Friday, and from 8am until 5.30pm on Saturday, with the plant sell-off commencing at 4pm on Saturday.  For ticket prices and to purchase tickets online, please click here. To see photographs from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, please click here.  For all the details and information about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, please click here. Information for disabled visitors planning a trip to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show can be found here.

 Wednesday 22 May 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 22nd May 2024, Aberclwyd Manor will be opening from 11am until 4pm for the NGS.  Aberclwyd Manor, Derwen, Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales, LL21 9SF.  This is a four acre garden on a sloping hillside, overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley.  Aberclwyd Manor garden features mature trees, shrubs, roses, and perennials.  An Italianate garden of box hedging lies below the house and there's also a pond and an orchard.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 22 May 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 22nd May 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information, please click here.

 Friday 24 May 2024 - Monday 27 May 2024: Kailzie Gardens


Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden. I've visited these gardens many times and can tell you that Kailzie Gardens are a truly lovely place to visit. Kailzie Gardens are planted with many shrub roses, including: Rosa Albas: Celestial and Great Maidens Blush, Rosa Centifolia: Fantin Latour, Rosa Centifolia Muscosa: Rosa Gallica: Gallica Complicanta, Rosa Mundi and Tuscany Superb, Rosa Rugosa: Blanc Double de Coubert, Frau Dagmar Hartopp, Pink Grootendurst, Alba Roseraie de L ‘Hay, and Sarah Vanfleet. Among other shrubs roses there are Cantabrigenisis, Filipes, Fedschenkoana, Highdownensis, Microphylla, Microphylla Doncasteri, Macrantha, Rubrifolia Scarlet Fire and Virginiana. Climbing roses include Felicite et Perpetue and Wedding Day. Kailzie Gardens are open from 10am until 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays; for all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 25 May 2024 - Sunday 26 May 2024: Bures Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Bures Open Gardens & Plant Sale is on from 1pm until 6pm on Saturday 25th May 2024 and Sunday 26th May 2024 in Bures, near Colchester, on the Essex/Suffolk border. Gardens will be open to visitors, there will be plant sales and refreshments.

 Saturday 25 May 2024 - Sunday 26 May 2024: King John’s Lodge Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Saturday 25th May 2024 and Sunday 26th May 2024 King John's Lodge Garden will be opening from 10am until 5pm for the NGS at King John's Lodge, Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, Sussex, TN19 7AZ. Directions: 2m W of Hurst Green. Off A265 nr Etchingham. From Burwash turn L before Etchingham Church, from Hurst Green turn R after church, into Church Ln, which leads into Sheepstreet Ln after ½m, then L after 1m. This four acre romantic garden has been an ongoing family project since 1987, with new areas completed in 2020. There's a wildlife pond, orchard with spring flowers, meadow, rose walk, fountain, herbaceous border, and ha-ha. Visitors can visit the eclectic shop, nursery and tearoom. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 25 May 2024 - Sunday 26 May 2024: Talaton Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Talaton Open Gardens & Plant Sale is on Saturday 25th May 2024 and Sunday 26th May 2024 from 2pm to 6pm at Talaton, east of Exeter, Devon, EX5 2RL.This event features a wide variety of gardens ranging in size from country house gardens to spacious cottage gardens (including a garden with a meandering stream) to cleverly designed smaller plots. Children can play 'Hunt the Hidden Object' in each garden. Cream Teas available. No dogs please. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 25 May 2024 - Monday 27 May 2024: Kent Garden Show


The Kent Garden Show is on Saturday 25th May 2024, Sunday 26th May 2024, and Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2024 at the Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF.  This show will feature around 300 exhibitors with a wide variety of goods on display and for sale. The features of the show include the floral marquees with their stunning floral displays including medal winners from Chelsea. The garden exhibitors have all manner of gardening goods for sale and include over sixty nurseries. There is also a craft pavilion, food hall, brass band and children's rides. Exhibitors will be selling garden furniture, water features, garden sheds and buildings, tools, sculptures, pots, bbqs, metal work, and much more.  Jacqueline Aviolet will be in attendance all weekend to give answers to your gardening questions.  Jim Buttress will be judging the floral displays on Friday morning.  The Kent area of NAFAS will be holding their annual show in the Clive Emson Building.  Gates open from 9.30am until 5pm with last admission at 4pm (3.30pm on Sunday).  Please note that dogs are not allowed at this show For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 26 May 2024 - Monday 27 May 2024: Benington Lordship May Bank Holiday Garden Opening for the NGS


Benington Lordship Gardens, Benington, near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS, will be opening from 2pm until 5pm, for the NGS on Sunday 26th May 2024 and Monday 27th May 2024.  Benington Lordship have extensive gardens that include roses, herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, pools, ponds, and wildflowers.  To visit Benington Lordship’s website and find out more about their gardens, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Sunday 26 May 2024: Lexham Hall Garden Opening


On Sunday 26th May 2024, Lexham Hall Gardens will be opening from 11am until 4pm for the NGS.  Lexham Hall, near Litcham, Norfolk, PE32 2QJ.  Parkland with lake and river walks, a formal garden, as well as traditional working kitchen garden with crinkle-crankle wall. For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 26 May 2024 - Thursday 30 May 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 26 May 2024: Lexham Hall Garden Opening


On Sunday 26th May 2024, Lexham Hall Gardens will be opening from 11am until 5pm for the NGS.  Lexham Hall, near Litcham, Norfolk, PE32 2QJ.  Parkland with lake and river walks, a formal garden, as well as traditional working kitchen garden with crinkle-crankle wall.  There will be a plant sale at this opening.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 26 May 2024: Wind in the Willows Garden Opening & Plant Stall


From 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 26th May 2024, Wind in the Willows Garden will be opening for the NGS at Wind in the Willows, Moorhouse Farm Lane, Off Lower Road, Higher Denham, Buckinghamshire. UB9 5EN. Directions: 6m E of Beaconsfield. Turn off A412, approx ½m N of junction with A40 into Old Rectory Lane. After 1m enter Higher Denham straight ahead. Take lane next to the community centre & Wind in the Willows is the 1st house on L. A chance to visit a private, three acre wildlife garden, that includes an informal woodland and wild gardens, separated by streams lined by iris, primulas and astilbe. This garden is home to over 350 shrubs and trees, many variegated or uncommon, marginal and bog plantings. There are 80 hostas and a bed of striped roses. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 27 May 2024: Titchmarsh House Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Monday 27th May 2024 the gardens at Titchmarsh House will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Titchmarsh House, Chapel Street, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, NN14 3DA. Directions: 2m N of Thrapston. 6m S of Oundle. Exit A14 at junction signed A605, Titchmarsh signed as turning E towards Oundle & Peterborough. The gardens are spread over four and a half acres with formal and wild areas, a hedged quiet garden, irises, peonies, magnolias, shrub roses, cherries, malus and a number of rare trees. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 27 May 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Monday 27th May 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 30 May 2024 - Monday 3 June 2024: Border Bia Bloom


Thursday 30th May 2024, Friday 31st May 2024, Saturday 1st June 2024, Sunday 2nd June 2024, and Monday 3rd June 2024Border Bia Bloom, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland. Visitors to Bloom can explore gardens created especially for this special horticultural event and discover a wide range of interesting, exciting, and beautiful plants. There’s all kinds of exhibits and displays at Bloom, this show celebrates horticulture, plants, and food.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Thursday 30 May 2024: Dundonnell House Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Thursday 30th May 2024, Dundonnell House Garden Opening & Plant Sale takes place from 2pm until 5pm at Little Loch Broom, Wester Ross, Scotland, IV23 2QW.  Dundonnell House Garden is found in the valley below the peaks of An Teallach. Exciting planting in new borders is designed to give colour all year round. Don't miss the owner's new water sculpture, roses, their recently restored unique Victorian glass house, riverside walk, and arboretum. Admire the garden's Yew and Holly Champion Trees, including one of the oldest yew trees in Scotland. Directions: Turn off the A835 at Braemore on to the A832. After 11 miles take the Badralloch turn for a half mile. For more information, please click here.

 Friday 31 May 2024 - Monday 3 June 2024: Kailzie Gardens


Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden. I've visited these gardens many times and can tell you that Kailzie Gardens are a truly lovely place to visit. Kailzie Gardens are planted with many shrub roses, including: Rosa Albas: Celestial and Great Maidens Blush, Rosa Centifolia: Fantin Latour, Rosa Centifolia Muscosa: Rosa Gallica: Gallica Complicanta, Rosa Mundi and Tuscany Superb, Rosa Rugosa: Blanc Double de Coubert, Frau Dagmar Hartopp, Pink Grootendurst, Alba Roseraie de L ‘Hay, and Sarah Vanfleet. Among other shrubs roses there are Cantabrigenisis, Filipes, Fedschenkoana, Highdownensis, Microphylla, Microphylla Doncasteri, Macrantha, Rubrifolia Scarlet Fire and Virginiana. Climbing roses include Felicite et Perpetue and Wedding Day. Kailzie Gardens are open from 10am until 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays; for all the details, please click here.

June 2024

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 2 June 2024: Wadhurst Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Wadhurst Open Gardens & Plant Sale is on Saturday 1st June 2024 and Sunday 2nd June 2024 from 2pm until 6pm at Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6AA. Enjoy an afternoon walking around the beautiful gardens in Wadhurst, situated in the High Weald, an area of outstanding beauty. Explore delightful private gardens, large and small, and enjoy a cup of tea and delicious cake at Wadhurst parish church. There will be a Plant Sale in the High Street, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6AA. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 2 June 2024: Brookfield Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Saturday 1st June 2024 and Sunday 2nd June 2024, Brookfield will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Brookfield, Church Road, Boreham, Essex, CM3 3EB. Directions: 4m NE Chelmsford. Take B1137 Boreham village, turn R into Church Road at Lion Inn. In approx ¼m turning on R after The Chase marked 58-76 Church Road. Pedestrians & disabled access only - please park & walk down. This three acre garden features island beds and many roses amongst perennials. The meadow is bright with buttercups. Other features include a pond, shrubbery, and a stunning vegetable garden with raised beds and a soft fruit area. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: Chippenham Park Gardens Opening


Chippenham Park Gardens, Chippenham Hall, Chippenham Park, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5PT.  Chippenham Park Gardens are open daily from 1st June 2024 until 9th June 2024; their opening hours are from 10am until 4pm.  Chippenham Park's house, gardens, and park were created at the very end of the 17th century by Admiral Lord Russell with permission from William II.  The gardens have been awarded the highest two-star rating by the Good Gardens Guide and are notable for their woodland walks, large borders, and a multitude of roses, and rare and unusual plants.. NB: These gardens sometimes close for private functions - please check the website before visiting. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 2 June 2024: Cotswold Farm Garden Opening


On Saturday 1st June 2024 and Sunday 2nd June 2024, Cotswold Farm Garden is opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS.  Cotswold Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7JS.  This beautiful Arts & Crafts garden overlooks a quiet valley on descending levels with terraces that were designed by Norman Jewson in the 1930s. Enclosed by Cotswold stone walls and yew hedges, the garden has year-round interest and features roses and delphiniums.  The terraces, shrub garden, herbaceous borders and bog garden are full of scent and colour from spring to autumn.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Monday 3 June 2024: Willowhill Garden Opening


Willowhill Garden, Forgan, Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, DD6 8RA.  Willowhill Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm for Scotland's Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. This three-acre garden features a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations. The spectacular mix of roses, herbaceous perennials and annuals planted through the wide borders are a highlight in mid to late summer. A new ‘no dig’ 160-foot border in shades of white, blue, purple and pale yellow was created in 2019/2020. Directions: One-and-a-half miles south of Tay Road Bridge. Take the B995 to Newport off the Forgan roundabout. Willowhill is the first house on the left-hand side next to West Friarton Farm Strawberry Shed. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 2 June 2024: West End Trio Gardens Opening


Numbers 3 and12 Glamis Drive and 5 Glamis Terrace, Dundee, Scotland, DD2 1QL. These three special private gardens will be opening from 2pm until 5pm on Saturday 1st June 2024 and Sunday 2nd June 2024. Greengaites 3 Glamis Drive, Dundee DD2 1QG (Elaine Lowe): A cottage-style garden with small trees, herbaceous borders and rockeries. Interest throughout the seasons is provided with magnolia blossom and bulbs in the spring, followed by wisteria, clematis and roses climbing up the walls of this pretty 1920s house. Further colour is provided in the summer and autumn by the herbaceous borders and rockeries. Heather's Garden (NEW) 5 Glamis Terrace DD2 1NA (Heather MacLean): This mature suburban garden has a lovely south-facing aspect giving glimpses of the Tay and Fife coastline. The perennial herbaceous borders have been loosely planted with wildlife in mind. There are mature trees and shrubs, and a small wildlife pond provides a home for lots of frogs! A vegetable garden, with polytunnel and greenhouse, sits at the top of the garden where there is also a summerhouse. Westgate, 12 Glamis Drive, Dundee DD2 1QL (John and Frances Dent): This established garden, with many mature trees, occupies a south-facing site overlooking the River Tay and Fife hills. The tennis court lawn is surrounded by herbaceous plants and shrubs. A short woodland walk reveals a miniature knot garden, a bower and other surprise features. There are also rose beds and two oriental-themed water gardens. Directions: Buses 5, 22 or 73 from Dundee city centre to the far end of Blackness Road. Glamis Drive is straight ahead and Glamis Terrace is a few yards down the hill, parallel to Glamis Drive. Please note there is no roadside parking on Glamis Drive. Other details: Teas at Westgate and Heather's Garden and plant stall at Greengaites. No dogs in any of the gardens please. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 2 June 2024: Osgathorpe Open Gardens


Osgathorpe Open Gardens is on from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 1st June 2024 and Sunday 2nd June 2024 at Osgathorpe, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, East Midlands, LE12 9SZ. Osgathorpe is a quaint village in rural North West Leicestershire. Around 12 gardens will be opening, the number varies each day. As well as the beauty of Osgathorpe gardens and enjoy cream teas, a book sale, cake stall, licensed bar, BBQ and more. Locally grown plants for sale. Tickets are available next to the car parking (signposted). Osgathorpe is conveniently located between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Loughborough and is 5 miles from both the A42 J13 and the M1 J23. Car parking will be signposted as you enter the village. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024: Selsey Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Selsey Open Gardens & Plant Sale is on Sunday 2nd June 2024 from 10am until 5pm at Selsey, near Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 0SZ. Visitors can visit a selection of wonderful gardens in Selsey during this special event. Gardens large and small, mature gardens, spaces for nature and some new gardens still in development will all be opening, a community garden and for the first time as we're located on the coast, a marine experience. Also, several new gardens taking part for the first time. Arts and crafts, live entertainment, homemade teas and plant sales, also items handmade by the Men in Sheds. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024: Rare Plant Fair at High Glanau Manor


Sunday 2nd June 2024 – Rare Plant Fair at High Glanau Manor, Lydart, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP25 4AD.  This plant fair opens from 11am until 4pm.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024 - Thursday 6 June 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024: Clover Cottage Garden Opening


On Sunday 2nd June 2024, Clover Cottage Garden will be opening from 12pm until 4.30pm for the NGS.  Clover Cottage, 50 Streetly End, West Wickham, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4RP.  This packed small garden has inspiring ideas on use of space.  There's a pond and arbour, raised beds planted with fruit and vegetables.  In summertime, visitors can admire arches of roses and clematis, hardy geraniums, delightful borders of English roses and herbaceous plants. There will be a plant sale at this opening.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024: 67-69 High Street Garden Opening & Plant Sale


On Sunday 2nd June 2024, 67-69 High Street Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5.30pm for the NGS.  67-69 High Street, Finedon, Northamptonshire, NN9 5JN. ⅓ acre rear garden of C17 cottage (not open).  This garden features summer and autumn mixed borders, many obelisks and containers, kitchen garden, herb bed, rambling roses and at least 60 different hostas. For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024: Newton Valence Open Gardens


Newton Valence Open Gardens is from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 2nd June 2024 at Newton Valence, near Selborne and Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3RB. A wonderful selection of gardens in the village of Newton Valence will be opening for this special event. Newton Valence is tucked away above the hangars of Selborne in Hampshire, on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The gardens vary in size and style and include a pergola garden, an English courtyard garden, a walled garden, cottage gardens and a garden with a view. A beautiful new garden will also be opening for the first time. The village church will be open and adorned with flowers. Tea and cakes will be available in one of the gardens and there will be stalls in the centre of the village selling home produce, bric-a-brac, and children's toys and clothes. There will be an interesting selection of plants for sale at the Plant Stall in one of the gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024: Belmont Gardens Opening & Plant Sale


Belmont House and Gardens, Belmont Park, Throwley Road, Throwley, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HH.  On Sunday 2nd June 2024 at Belmont House Gardens. are opening from 11am until 4pm for the NGS.  The first roses of the year will be starting to bloom and there will be a plant stall at this opening.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024: Great Thurlow Hall Garden Opening


On Sunday 2nd June 2024, Great Thurlow Hall Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Great Thurlow Hall, Great Thurlow, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7LF. There will be a plant stall at this opening. Visitors can explore Great Thurlow Hall's thirteen acres of beautiful gardens, set around the River Stour. In the main garden, I'm told there are mixed borders, a rose garden, a gazebo, large lawns, and yew hedges.. There is also a large walled kitchen garden and arboretum to explore. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 5 June 2024 - Thursday 6 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 5th June 2024 and Thursday 6th June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Wednesday 5 June 2024: Trench Hill Garden Opening


On Wednesday 5th June 2024, Trench Hill will be opening from 11am until 6pm for the NGS.  Trench Hill, Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TZ.  This three acre garden is set in small woodland with panoramic views.  Visitors can admire plantings of herbaceous and mixed borders, a rose garden, extensive vegetable plots, and wildflower areas.  There's a woodland walk, two small ponds, a waterfall and larger conservation pond.  This garden is run on organic principles.  There will be a plant sale at this opening, for all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 5 June 2024: Rosewater Distillation Workshop


Belmont House and Gardens, Belmont Park, Throwley Road, Throwley, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HH.  Mandy Rickard, a local herbalist and aromatherapist is holding a workshop on distilling aromatic hydrosols for herbal healing. Mandy is holding a Rosewater Distillation Workshop at 10am on Wednesday 5th June 2024 at Belmont House Gardens. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Wednesday 5 June 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 5th June 2024, Aberclwyd Manor will be opening from 11am until 4pm for the NGS.  Aberclwyd Manor, Derwen, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 9SF.  This is a four acre garden on a sloping hillside, overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley.  Aberclwyd Manor garden features mature trees, shrubs, roses, and perennials.  An Italianate garden of box hedging lies below the house and there's also a pond and an orchard.  There will be a plant sale at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Thursday 6 June 2024: Skipwith Hall Garden Opening & Plant Stall


Skipwith Hall is opening from 1pm until 4pm for the NGS on Thursday 6th June 2024 at Skipwith Hall, Skipwith, Selby, Yorkshire, YO8 5SQ. Directions: 9m S of York, 6m N of Selby. From York A19 Selby, L in Escrick, 4m to Skipwith. From Selby A19 York, R onto A163 to Market Weighton, then L after 2m to Skipwith. This opening is a lovely opportunity to explore this four acre, historic walled garden with formal gardens in part designed by Cecil Pinsent. There are wildflower walks, a. 'No-dig' kitchen garden with herb maze, Italian garden, collection of old-fashioned shrub roses and climbers. No dig veg, meadows, espaliered and fan trained fruit. The woodland has a variety of specimen trees. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 6 June 2024: Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Bradystone House Garden Opening & Plant Sale takes place from 11am until 4pm at Bradystone House, Murthly, Perth, Perthshire PH1 4EW. A unique cottage garden converted from a derelict farm steading. Imaginative and abundant planting with unusual and special perennials, clematis, roses, abutilons and shrubs. There is an interesting and bountiful plant stall. Small vegetable garden and orchard, meandering woodland walks and a duck pond. Garden groups welcome by arrangement. Dogs on leads, please. Directions: From south/north follow the A9 to Bankfoot, then signs to Murthly. At the crossroads in Murthly take the private road to Bradystone.For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 6 June 2024 - Saturday 8 June 2024: Wealdon Times Midsummer Fair


Thursday 6th June 2024, Friday 7th June 2024, Saturday 8th June 2024 - Wealdon Times Midsummer Fair at Hole Park, Benenden Road, Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4JA.  This special plant fair features approximately 200 stalls; for more information, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Thursday 6 June 2024: Thenford Summer Garden Open Day


Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, OX17 2BX, are opening from 2pm until 5.30pm, for a special Summer Garden Open Day on Thursday 6th June 2024.  Tickets are £16 per person and must be booked in advance; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.

 Thursday 6 June 2024: Guided Tour & Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage


Thursday 6th June 2024 - Guided Tour & East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Friday 7 June 2024 - Monday 10 June 2024: Kailzie Gardens


Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 9HT, boasts a beautiful woodland garden. I've visited these gardens many times and can tell you that Kailzie Gardens are a truly lovely place to visit. Kailzie Gardens are planted with many shrub roses, including: Rosa Albas: Celestial and Great Maidens Blush, Rosa Centifolia: Fantin Latour, Rosa Centifolia Muscosa: Rosa Gallica: Gallica Complicanta, Rosa Mundi and Tuscany Superb, Rosa Rugosa: Blanc Double de Coubert, Frau Dagmar Hartopp, Pink Grootendurst, Alba Roseraie de L ‘Hay, and Sarah Vanfleet. Among other shrubs roses there are Cantabrigenisis, Filipes, Fedschenkoana, Highdownensis, Microphylla, Microphylla Doncasteri, Macrantha, Rubrifolia Scarlet Fire and Virginiana. Climbing roses include Felicite et Perpetue and Wedding Day. Kailzie Gardens are open from 10am until 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays; for all the details, please click here.

 Friday 7 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: The Garden Show at Stansted Park


Friday 7th June 2024Saturday 8th June 2024, and Sunday 9th June 2024 – The Garden Show at Stansted Park, at Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX,  opens from 10am until 5pm.  Visitors can learn about gardening from expert advisors, talks, demonstrations, and activities at this special show, where you can find all manner of items for your garden and home; for all the details, please click here.

 Friday 7 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: Chatsworth Garden Fair


Chatsworth Garden Fair is on Friday 7th June 2024Saturday 8th June 2024 and Sunday 9th June 2024 at Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire, East Midlands, DE45 1PP.  A select number of nurseries and plant stall holders will be selling plants at this event. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 8 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: 21 Chestnut Road Garden Opening & Plant Sale


On Saturday 8th June 2024 and Sunday 9th June 2024 the garden at 21 Chestnut Road will be opening from 11.30am until 5pm for the NGS. There will be a Plant Sale at this opening at 21 Chestnut Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, New Forest, SO42 7RF. Please use village car park. Limited parking for less mobile in road. Leave M27 J2, follow Heavy Lorry Route. The mainline station is less than 10 min walk away. This third of an acre garden features a popular fairy garden, fruit trees, vegetables, greenhouse and perennial wildflowers, the area demonstrates how to cope with difficult growing conditions. The front garden is more formal with a reflective pool, rose arches and statues. Visitors can admire perennials, shrubs, bulbs, a rose pergola and summerhouse set over a pond - the perfect place to enjoy homemade teas and cake! The boundaries are hidden and a very sheltered area leads through the hedge to the secret garden. Plants propagated from the garden are usually on sale and can be seen in situ giving an idea of the conditions they prefer.

 Saturday 8 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: West Littleton Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Saturday 8th June 2024 and Sunday 9th June 2024, from 2pm until 5.30pm West Littleton Open Gardens & Plant Sale, West Littleton, north of Bath, Wiltshire. A wide range of gardens, from traditional cottage gardens to formal landscaped gardens. Rose gardens, herbaceous borders, orchards, productive vegetable and fruit gardens. Live music being performed, and home made cakes available. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome. All proceeds to the village Church of St James. There will be a Plant Stall in the car park. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 8 June 2024: Open day to visit the National Plant Collection of Rosa persica hybrids


Open day to visit the National Plant Collection of Rosa persica hybrids on Saturday 8th June 2024 from 10am until 4pm at 8 Banham Road, Kenninghall, Norfolk, NR16 2ED. Roses will be available to buy. Parking is available at the village hall, a short walk from the garden. Light refreshments (teas/coffees etc and cake) available. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 8 June 2024: East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden Event & Plant Fair


On Saturday 8th June 2024, East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN, are holding a Garden Event & Plant Fair from 10am until 4.30pm.  Visitors can purchase a wide range of plants, including rare and unusual plants from specialist growers at this lovely event.  There is so much to see at this 32 acre garden; there's a rose garden, an exotic garden, walled garden, an orchard, and topiary.  Visitors can admire rare plants growing in these gardens.  For all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 8 June 2024: Hever Rose & Horticultural Society Rose Show


Hever Rose & Horticultural Society Rose Show is on from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday 8th June 2024 in Hever Village Hall, Hever Road, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NH.

 Saturday 8 June 2024: Royal Windsor Flower Show


On Saturday 8th June 2024, It's the Royal Windsor Flower Show will be opening from 10am until 6pm.  The York Club, Prince Consort's Drive, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HT. This event promises to be a floral extravaganza, led by the show’s Honorary President, Alan Titchmarsh who will be welcoming a host of special guests and performances. Families, garden lovers and foodies are invited to celebrate a day of growing, cooking and traditional crafts with the plant growers, garden designers, artisan producers and top-notch chefs that will be on hand to demonstrate and share their knowledge. Visitors can purchase plants from Great British plant nurseries and specialist growers. Highlights of this super show include: Fascinating talks, classes and demonstrations, Traditional competitions classes for all ages and abilities, Carefully chosen artisan producers, craftspeople and food suppliers, Entertainment and fun for all ages, Inspiring exhibitions by leading garden designers. There is an amazing line up at this year’s show, speakers iclude: Alan Titchmarsh, Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi, Rosy Hardy, and Andre Tranquilini. Competition classes are open to all and for a full list of categories to enter see the online competitions schedule, please click here. To buy tickets, please click here. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 8 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: Gardeners’ Fair at Burton Agnes Hall


On Saturday 8th June 2024 and Sunday 9th June 2024, Burton Agnes Hall will be opening from 10am until 5pm for their Gardeners' Fair at Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NE.  On the weekend of the Gardeners' Fair, Burton Agnes Hall will become a gardener’s dream with a summer celebration of gardening with stalls, tours, displays and demonstrations.  Burton Agnes Hall's award winning gardens will be open, and a broad range of specialist nurseries and stalls selling plants, gardening tools, garden furniture, ornaments, and gifts.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 8 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery Open Day & Plant Sale


On Saturday 8th June 2024 and Sunday 9th June 2024, Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery have an Open Day & Plant Sale from 10am until 5pm. Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery is set in an established garden at Sydnall Lane, Woodseaves, Near Market Drayton, Shropshire, West Midlands, TF9 2AS. Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery specialise in heritage, historical to present day roses. Information on the age of the roses are on the main plant labels, including the era or date of introduction or breeding. Visitors can admire over 400 examples of roses growing in various garden settings, showcasing the differences in variations of roses, their perfumes are similar to fine wines - sweet to dry. The Sweet Briar roses emit an apple fragrance that gently floats on the summer breeze. This nursery tell me they stock specimen roses, rose hedging, roses for cooks, drinks, salads, jams cakes to climbers and ramblers to suit small to large gardens. The roses are complimented by a quirky array of cottage garden perennials, including new introductions, and plants to attract bees and butterflies, Tree Lupins and lupins. The gardens exude texture, colour, fragrances, contrast and natural character. Woodseaves Garden Plant Nursery plants are grown in reduced peat compost. A recent introduction of recycled pots programme is in progress. Home grown Nursery plants are from cuttings and seeds collected in the gardens from traditional and historic stock plants, offering a wider selection thats not normally available. Please bring cash, as the signal is hit and miss - bad reception for electronic transactions. Free admission. Teas will be available, contact Jean on 01630 653161 for further information.  

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Plant Fairs Roadshow at Benington Lordship Gardens


Benington Lordship Gardens, Benington, near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7BS, will be hosting the Plant Fairs Roadshow from 11am until 4pm on Sunday 9th June 2024. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase plants from specialist nurseries. Benington Lordship Garden features a rose garden, a walled kitchen garden with wildflower meadow, vegetables and bantams; as well as an orchard and lakes. Visitors enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the surrounding parkland. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Overstroud Cottage Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 9th June 2024, Overstroud Cottage Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Overstroud Cottage, The Dell, Frith Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9QE.  This chalk garden is on two levels.  Visitors can admire antique species and rambling roses, Peonies, Geraniums, herbs, a potager, and a pond.  There will be a plant stall at this opening; for more details, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Bosham Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Bosham Open Gardens is on Sunday 9th June 2024 from 11am until 5pm. The picturesque village of Bosham has a beautiful setting on the edge of Chichester Harbour in Sussex, PO20 8NR. It is renowned for its ancient church and historic links with King Canute, King Harold and the Bayeux Tapestry This biennial event offers a rare opportunity to visit 20 private gardens in and around Bosham Village. There is something of interest for all gardeners including: Gardens on the harbour's edge featuring coastal and wind-tolerant plants, Beautiful harbour views, More sheltered gardens in the village in a wide variety of styles and sizes, Rose gardens, Herbaceous borders, Organic vegetable gardens, Unusual container planting. Water features, Plant sales, Artwork and crafts for sale, Live music playing in the afternoon, Enjoy lunch in a waterside garden with a glass of wine - booking and prepayment required. Also waterside lunch at Bosham Sailing Club or lunch on-the-go at The Berkeley Arms. Afternoon teas, home made cakes and live music in the Tea Garden. All proceeds to Dementia Support. £10.00 per adult, accompanied under 14s free. Event passports are on sale at selected gardens and in Bosham Car Park on the day. You can also purchase tickets in advance from the organisers (details below) and from various shops in the village - see our website link. Contact the organisers. For more information, please click here or please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Srongarbh Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 9th June 2024, Srongarbh garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for Scotland's Garden Scheme at Srongarbh, The Loan, West Linton, Scotland, EH46 7HE. This well-established garden dates from the 1930s surrounded by woodland, with many trees and shrubs. This garden is approximately 1,000 feet above sea level, with acidic soil, high rainfall and low winter temperatures. In spring, the azaleas and rhododendrons provide a beautiful array of colours and the wide herbaceous borders continue flowering throughout the year. There is a formal rose garden with hybrid teas and old varieties of climbing, rambling and shrub roses. Below the formal terracing there is an original swimming pool as well as an ornamental pool under Japanese acers. The new owners are opening up areas of the garden with naturalistic paths. Directions: A701 or A702 and follow the signs. Other details: Teas served in the village hall. Owing to access problems, a continuous minibus service will ferry visitors from the clock tower in West Linton village centre, just 50 yards from the village hall. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024 - Thursday 13 June 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Peaslake Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Peaslake Open Gardens & Plant Sale takes place from 12 noon until 4.30pm on Sunday 9th June 2024 in the village of Peaslake, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9RR. The annual Peaslake Open Gardens is a fantastic opportunity to see some of Surrey's best kept gardens. The beautiful village of Peaslake is tucked away at the foot of the Hurtwood Forest in the Surrey Hills, offering stunning views and a wealth of beautiful gardens, with everything from manicured lawns and structured flowerbeds to carefully planned wilder plots. The event visits different parts of the village each year to give returning visitors a different experience year on year. Sorry - no dogs please other than assistance dogs. Proceeds to Peaslake Free School with plant sale proceeds to Peaslake School and the Peaslake, Shere and Gomshall Gardening Association. Entry is £6.00 adults, seniors £5.00, under 14s voluntary contributions please. Entry tickets include free raffle ticket. Tickets available a week in advance at Peaslake Village Stores and on the day at the school and some participating gardens.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Clover Cottage Garden Opening


On Sunday 9th June 2024, Clover Cottage Garden will be opening from 12pm until 4.30pm for the NGS.  Clover Cottage, 50 Streetly End, West Wickham, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4RP.  This packed small garden has inspiring ideas on use of space.  There's a pond and arbour, raised beds planted with fruit and vegetables.  In summertime, visitors can admire arches of roses and clematis, hardy geraniums, delightful borders of English roses and herbaceous plants. There will be a plant sale at this opening.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Warndon Court Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 9th June 2024, Warndon Court Garden will be opening from 12 noon until 4pm for the NGS at Warndon Court, St Nicholas Lane, Worcester, Worcestershire, West Midlands, WR4 0SL. This two acre garden features topiary, formal gardens, wildlife, water features, and roses. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: The Dalemain Plant Fair


The Dalemain Plant Fair will be held on Sunday 9th June 2024 from 10am until 4pm at Dalemain House and Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB.  Visitors can purchase plants from specialist nurseries on the front lawn.  There will also be a range of quality Artisan stalls, selling delicious homemade food and beautiful wares.  As well as a fantastic range of nurseries, visitors enjoy discounted entry to the Historic Gardens. This ticket also entitles you to a Garden Tour with the Dalemain Head Gardener, who will be happy to tell visitors all about the changes taking place in the gardens, and the highlights of what to see in the gardens in June. Highlights: Hand-picked selection of the best nurseries in the North of England Craft & Artisan food stalls on the front lawn Plants from the Dalemain Gardens on sale Garden tours with the Dalemain gardeners Cream teas in front of the mansion, and homemade food in the Tudor Corner Barn Sales of the World’s Best Marmalades from this year’s competition, including the Double Gold Homemade Winners with 50p from each jar sold going to Hospice Care The Corner Barn Tearoom will be open and serving hot and cold lunches, and there will be cream teas, cakes and drinks available on the front lawn and in the grove. Entry to the Fair is FREE; discounted entry is offered on the day – Gardens £5, Garden tours free with a garden ticket, Children FREE.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Burwell Village Open Gardens & Plant Sale


On Sunday 9th June 2024, Burwell Village Gardens will be opening from 12 noon until 5pm for the NGS at Burwell Village Gardens, High Street, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0HB. Several local gardens will be opening for this event. There will be a Plant Sale. 3 Roman Close has a small, pretty modern cottage garden, with roses perennials and annuals. Pots and hanging baskets. Spring View has the National Collection of Yucca, for the specialist plantsman huge diversity of form and sizes, drought tolerant planting plus other species. 9 The Briars is environmentally friendly with a pond, flowers and vegetables, featuring a living wall. Newnham Farmhouse has a walled garden surrounding a C16 thatched cottage, with over 50 Japanese acers. Packed borders and a wildflower lawn, not just grass. Ponds front and back and a few interesting sculptures. Isaacsons'; a plantsman's garden of striking diversity in a series of different zones and incorporating medieval plants, in the grounds of a clunch stone former lodging range dating from 1340. 3 Field View is a new build lockdown garden with modern planting and design, secluded entertaining areas and borrowed vistas, wildflowers and young trees. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Gresgarth Hall Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Sunday 9th June 2024 the gardens at Gresgarth Hall will open from 11am until 5pm.  Gresgarth Hall, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9NB.  Take the M6 to junction 34 then A683 to Caton(2 miles), turn right towards Quernmore, along the Quernmore Road and after half a mile you reach the entrance on your left on the sharp bend.  The Garden includes terraces, lakes, a small bog garden, a wild garden, an extensive kitchen garden, the Millennium Wood, the Rhododendron Hills, the herbaceous borders and a serpentine walk.  Visitors can purchase an eclectic mix of garden plants and ornaments from various nurseries. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Ringstead Open Gardens


Ringstead Open Gardens is from 11am to 5pm on Sunday 9th June 2024 at Ringstead, near Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5JU. Annual Open Garden event in the pretty village of Ringstead in North West Norfolk. There will also be a flower festival in the church. Home made two-course lunches are available, please pre-book. Teas will be served at the Village Hall throughout the afternoon. Plant sales in Mrs. Crowfoot's stunning garden. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Shutlanger Open Gardens


Shutlanger Open Gardens is from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday 9th June 2024 at Shutlanger, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, NN12 7RU. A lovely opportunity to wander through lovely village gardens, ranging from the traditional cottage garden through to the carefully manicured formal garden. Organic gardens, wildlife gardens, and easily maintained gardens will also be opening. Drop into the hall to purchase your tickets and view the hall's beautiful garden. You can enjoy a cream tea, cakes, drinks, ice creams, bacon rolls, and browse local artists work in the hall. There will be a plant stall and plant creche. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Worth Village Open Gardens


Worth Village Open Gardens is from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday 9th June 2024 in Worth, south of Sandwich, Kent, CT14 0DE. Set around the quintessentially Kentish village of Worth, with a village duck pond (but tickets for the open gardens at the duck pond), historic church and two village pubs, you'’ll have the opportunity to see private gardens with many different styles of planting. This year the villagers are holding a scarecrow making competition. We invite visitors to spot strategically positioned scarecrows, and join in with the judging. Traditional tea and cake served in the village hall along with an ice cream van. There will be a plant sale from a commercial nursery. Turn into Worth village from the A258 (Deal Road), approximately 500 metres along The Street there is the village car park on the left, access via St. Crispins Close. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Ardchattan Priory Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Ardchattan Priory Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 12pm until 4pm on Sunday 9th June 2024 at Ardchatton Priory, Ardchattan, North Connel, Connel, Oban, Scotland, PA37 1RQ. Overlooking Loch Etive, Ardchattan Priory Garden has a mature rockery and extensive herbaceous and rose borders to the front of the house. On either side of the drive, shrub borders, numerous roses and ornamental trees, together with bulbs, give colour throughout the season. The Priory, founded in 1230, is now a private house. The ruins of the chapel and graveyard are in the care of Historic Environment Scotland and open with the garden. Directions: Oban 10 miles. From north, turn left off the A828 at Barcaldine onto the B845 for six miles. From east or from Oban on the A85, cross Connel Bridge and turn first right, proceed east on Bonawe Road. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Sandhill Farm House Garden Opening


On Sunday 9th June 2024 Sandhill Farm House Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Sandhill Farm House, Nyewood Road, Rogate, Petersfield, Sussex, GU31 5HU. Sandhill Farm House Garden extends to just over an acre; it is divided into two gardens, found on either side of the house. There are many different, contrasting, and inspirational areas within this small space. Look out for the roses, including the China rose Rosa ‘Crimson Bengal’ and Rosa 'Pierre de Ronsard', planted by porch door. The rear garden has a potager and small summerhouse, There will be a plant stall at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Flower Power Plant Fair at Thirsk Hall


Sunday 9th June 2024 - Flower Power Plant Fair at Thirsk Hall from 11am until 4pm at Thirsk Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL. For more details, please click here.

 Monday 10 June 2024 - Friday 21 June 2024: Borde Hill Garden Roses in Bloom


Borde Hill Garden in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP. Borde Hill Garden has been planted with passion by four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family. The garden nestles in 200 acres of English Heritage listed Parkland and Woodland. This special event gives visitors the chance to admire the beauty of Borde Hill's Rose Garden at its peak.  Take the opportunity to be immersed in the scents of 750 David Austin rose plants and enjoy the experience of 100 different rose varieties filling the air with their divine perfume. If you're thinking of planting roses in your own garden, the Rose Garden at Borde Hill can help you select your favourite plants, as this garden contains the most popular roses developed by David Austin, including Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll', 'Winchester Cathedral' and 'Graham Thomas'. Visitors can explore the most popular roses sold in the last 12 months (in the UK), including Rosa 'Olivia Rose Austin', 'Lady Emma Hamilton', and 'Darcy Bussell'. During Borde Hill Garden's Rose Celebration, visitors can get hints and tips on rose growing and can purchases roses in Borde Hill Garden's nursery. If you're thinking of becoming a regular visitor, why not become a Friend of Borde Hill?  For all the details of how to become a friend, please click here. Find more information on Borde Hill Gardens, here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 12 June 2024 - Thursday 13 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 12th June 2024 and Thursday 13th June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Wednesday 12 June 2024: Claridges Barn Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 12th June 2024, Claridges Barn Garden will be opening from 11am until 5pm for the NGS at Claridges Barn, Charlbury Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5XG. Directions: 3m SE of Chipping Norton. Take B4026 from Chipping Norton to Charlbury after 3m turn right to Dean, Claridges Barn is 200 metres on the right. Please park on the verge. This three and a half acre family garden enjoys far reaching views and features native trees, a wildlife pond, cutting garden, fruit and vegetables. Another local garden - Sandys House garden will also be open.

 Wednesday 12 June 2024: Fittleworth Garden Opening


On Wednesday 12th June 2024, Fittleworth House Gardens will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS.  Fittleworth House, Bedham Lane, Fittleworth, Pulborough, Sussex, RH20 1JH.  Fittleworth House has a magnificent garden that's beautifully maintained by Head Gardener, Mark Saunders and his team.  Visit Fittleworth's stunning walled vegetable garden, pond and water features.  Tea and cake will be available and there will be a plant stall at this opening.  Fittleworth Garden is on a gentle slope; for more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 12 June 2024: Open Day to see the National Collection of Rosa (Alba roses)


On Wednesday 12th June 2024, there's an Open Day to see the National Collection of Alba Roses from 10pm until 4pm at Symnel Cottage, Ashford, Kent, TN25 7DU.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 12 June 2024: Trench Hill Garden Opening


On Wednesday 12th June 2024, Trench Hill will be opening from 2pm until 6pm for the NGS.  Trench Hill, Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TZ.  This three acre garden is set in small woodland with panoramic views.  Visitors can admire plantings of herbaceous and mixed borders, a rose garden, extensive vegetable plots, and wildflower areas.  There's a woodland walk, two small ponds, a waterfall and larger conservation pond.  This garden is run on organic principles.  There will be a plant sale at this opening, for all the details, please click here.

 Thursday 13 June 2024: Cheltenham Horticultural Society Meeting: The Magic of Roses: a talk by Gareth Davies


On Thursday 13th June 2024, Cheltenham Horticultural Society are meeting at 7.30pm at The Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 4TB.

 Thursday 13 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: BBC Gardeners’ World Live


Thursday 13th June 2024, Friday 14th June 2024, Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024 – BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT. Opening from 9am until 6pm; for all the details, please click here. For ticket pricing and to book tickets online, please click here. Information for disabled visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Live can be found here.

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Long-Running Events

The events below are ones which last longer than 14 days. Note that some long-running events/gardens may last for several weeks or months, but may only be open on particular days. Please check the event description and the event website for details of exact opening times.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Herstmonceux Castle Gardens


Herstmonceux Castle, Near Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN.  Visit a beautiful castle and explore Herstmonceux Castle's 300 acres of gardens and grounds.  The Castle's Sundial and Rose Garden is largely planted with David Austin's English roses, alongside varieties of hybrid tea and floribunda shrub roses; climbing roses grow in frames and against three of the walls. Gates open at 10am each day and close at 7pm (with last entry at 5pm). You are welcome to bring a picnic and parking is free.  For more information and to book tickets, please click hereInformation for disabled visitors can be found here.  

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Queen Mary’s Gardens


NB: To see the best display of roses, visit Queen Mary's Rose Garden during the first two weeks of June.  Queen Mary's Rose Garden contains London's largest collection of roses - there are approximately 12,000 roses growing in these gardens! There are 85 single variety flower beds, including one flower bed dedicated to the 'Royal Parks' rose.  Visitors can enjoy seeing examples of most rose varieties, from classic roses to new English roses in Queen Mary's Gardens.  Benches are available for visitors to sit down and relax, and enjoy the roses. The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill area are highly accessible by public transport.  There are also car parking facilities available but it is recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as there are limited places.  If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is NW1 4NR, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area. The Tube stations closest to Regent's Park are: Regent's Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle & Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan & Bakerloo lines), St John's Wood (Jubilee line), Camden Town (Northern line).  Buses that stop around the park are: 2 Marylebone Station - Norwood Bus Garage, 13 Aldwych - Golders Green, 18 Euston - Sudbury, 27 Chalk Farm / Morrisons - Glenthorne House, 30 Portman Street / Selfridges - Hackney Wick / Trowbridge Road, 74 Baker St Station - Putney Exchange, 88 Wingate Square - Parliament Hill Fields, 113 John Prince's Street / Oxford Circus - Edgware Station, 139 Waterloo Station / Tenison Way - Golders Green Station, 189 Marble Arch Station - Brent Cross Shopping Centre, 274 Angel Islington - Lancaster Gate, 453 Great Central Street - Deptford Bridge.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Belvoir Castle Gardens


Belvoir Castle Gardens, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1PE.  Over the centuries, Belvoir’s formal gardens have undergone several major changes, with most Duchesses leaving their mark. The striking statue of ‘Winter‘ by Caius Gabriel Cibber (1630-1700) presides over the Rose Garden. The roses you’ll see in the garden today were planted by Emma, the current Duchess of Rutland. Visitors can enjoy roses in Belvoir Castle's extensive grounds and gardens. For opening times, all the details, and to book your visit, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Backhouse Rossie Estate


Backhouse Rossie Estate, by Collessie, Near Ladybank, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, KY15 7UZ, opens from April until September, from 10am until 4pm OPEN DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. CLOSED: Tuesday & Saturday (except to pre-booked groups). RHS PARTNER DAY: Friday (Proof of membership required). Visitors can admire Backhouse Rossie Estate’s rose archway in their Walled Garden. The Walled Garden is a classical four quarter design, divided by long, yew backed herbaceous boarders planted north to south with colourful plantings, grasses and rarities; running east to west is the longest interrupted rose archway in Scotland with roses scrambling over arches.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Waterperry Gardens


Waterperry Gardens open from 10am until 5.30pm.  Waterperry, near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ.  Visitors will find lots to see at Waterperry, including long herbaceous borders, the Mary Rose Garden with a collection of modern and old roses, a formal garden, and more. For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Peter Beales Roses: Garden Centre & Rose Gardens


Peter Beales Roses Garden Centre and Rose Gardens, Peter Beales Roses Ltd, London Road, Attleborough, Norwich, Norfolk, NR17 1AY.  Peter Beales Roses have a two acre display garden that is free to visit and open seven days a week.  To find out more about Peter Beales Rose Gardens, please click here.  To book to attend a tour of Peter Beales Rose Gardens, please click here.  There's also a restaurant and a chance to buy roses and a wide range of other plants and gifts in the Peter Beales Garden Centre.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Mottisfont


Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP.  NB: for Mottisfont car park please use SO51 0LNMottisfont Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The stunning walled gardens at Mottisfont are home to the National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer. Unlike modern species, old-fashioned roses tend to flower just once a year.  There are over 2000 roses and over 450 types of roses at Mottisfont; the blooming season is an extraordinary sight!  Graham Stuart Thomas designed Mottisfont to be a garden that would combine roses with a mix of perennials to create a stunning display.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Cerney House Gardens


Cerney House Gardens open daily from 10am until dusk at Cerney House Gardens, The Garden House, North Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7BX. Treat yourself to a woodland walk and admire the bluebells at Cerney House Gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Riverhill Himalayan Garden


Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR.  This beautiful hillside garden has been privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840. Visitors can admire fine specimen trees.  Explore the Edwardian Rock Garden with its extensive fern collection.  The Rose Walk and Walled Garden with sculptural terracing look great at this time of year.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens enjoy extensive views across the Weald of Kent.  The gardens are often closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but for up to date opening times, more information and to pre-book tickets to visit Riverhill Himalayan Garden, please click here.  

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Arundel Castle


Visit Arundel Castle, in Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA, during the summer months to admire their Rose Garden.  There's lots for visitors to see, Arundel Castle boasts a Cut Flower Garden, a Stumpery, the White Garden, an Organic Kitchen Garden, and Glasshouse.  The garden’s English herbaceous borders are planted in a natural, relaxed style.  NB: Arundel Castle Gardens open from 10am until 5pmArundel Castle is closed on Mondays.  For more information, visit Arundel Castle's website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hatfield Park & Gardens


Hatfield Park & Gardens, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB. Visitors can admire bluebells, wild flowers, and daffodils, at Hatfield Park and Gardens in springtime. The West Garden at Hatfield House is surrounded by a massive yew hedge, inside visitors will find geraniums, iris, shrubs, herbaceous plants, roses, and annuals. For more information, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Kentwell Gardens


Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA.  Standing majestically in thirty acres of grounds, Kentwell Hall is surrounded by a moat and formal and informal gardens, and parklands. In summertime, visitors can enjoy seeing roses and wildflowers in the gardens. Kentwell gardens open from 11am until 4pm on selected dates this month. For more information about Kentwell and to see their confirmed opening times, please click here to visit their website.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Chippenham Park Gardens Opening


Chippenham Park Gardens, Chippenham Hall, Chippenham Park, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5PT.  Chippenham Park Gardens are open daily from 1st May 2024 until 31st May 2024; their opening hours are from 10am until 4pm.  Chippenham Park's house, gardens, and park were created at the very end of the 17th century by Admiral Lord Russell with permission from William II.  The gardens have been awarded the highest two-star rating by the Good Gardens Guide and are notable for their woodland walks, large borders, and a multitude of roses, and rare and unusual plants.. NB: These gardens sometimes close for private functions - please check the website before visiting. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: The Alnwick Garden


The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1HB. The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle car park is off Denwick Lane (B1340). The postcode for the car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3.00 per car per day).  Alnwick Gardens open from 10am until 5pm; Alnwick extend their openings to 9am until 6pm during Northumberland Schools' holidays. The Alnwick Garden has its own Rose Garden these roses are at their best in June and July.  In season, visitors can enjoy exploring Alnwick Garden's 300 scented roses, including The Alnwick Rose, which was named especially for the garden.  To buy tickets to visit The Alnwick Garden, please click here; for more information about the Alnwick Garden, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.  

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Emmetts Garden


Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BA.  Emmetts Garden opens daily from 10am until 4.30pm. Created for Catherine Lubbock between 1910 and 1920, the Italianate Rose Garden at Emmetts was a central feature of the original garden design, forming a frame around the vista from the house across the valley and weald of Kent.  The roses in Emmetts Garden are at their peak in June and bloom throughout the summer.  Swags of the blush-pink flowered climbing Rosa ‘Cécile Brunner’ are a particular feature. Stepping down into the garden, a collection of pink 'Octavia Hill' roses were planted in remembrance of Octavia Hill, a founding member of the National Trust.  By the fountain, discover a border bursting with 'English Miss' roses.  This border was recently replanted, the varieties in this area are now historically correct, as per Catherine Lubbock’s intentions.  Rosa 'Bonica' with its pretty pink flowers and the fragrant Rosa 'Katherine Zeimet' are other plants to make a bee-line for this summer.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Pre-Book to Visit Compton Castle


Compton Castle, Marldon, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1TA.  The small garden that surrounds Compton Castle features a medieval style knot garden, rose garden and orchard.  For more information, please click here.  This venue is only open to visitors that pre-book - to make a booking to visit Compton Castle, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Sissinghurst Castle Gardens


Sissinghurst Castle, Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB.  Sissinghurst Castle Gardens open daily from 11am until 5.30pm.  Vita  envisaged the Rose Garden at Sissinghurst Castle as becoming a 'tumble of roses and honeysuckle, figs and vines'.  Harold's keenness for strict geometry is evident in the circular shaped hedge or Rondel, at the west end of the garden.  Look out for Rosa 'Charles de Mills' and Rosa 'Geranium' in the purple border.  For more information about Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Dunham Massey Gardens


Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4SJ.  Open daily from 10am until 5pm. Dunham Massey’s Rose Garden opened in 2013.  Visit during the summer months and admire Dunham Massey's vibrant array of rose flowers and fragrances.  Rosa 'Dunham Massey’ was named after the gardens and Rosa 'Stamford’s Sanctuary’ has a special significance.  Gardeners and volunteers spend over 75 hours a week removing all the spent flowers to keep the Rose Garden looking its best.  For more information (including information for disabled visitors), please click here to visit Dunham Massey's website.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Greys Court Garden


Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4PG.  Greys Court Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The Rose Garden at Greys Court traces the history of the rose from the early damask varieties to the modern hybrids.  Rambling roses climb up the stonework of the mansion.  While the climbing rose - Rosa ‘Desprez a Fleur Jaune’ and the shrub rose, Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ are planted at the entrance.  One of the oldest varieties of roses in the garden is Rosa mundi.  The path is a treat to walk along in June when the double-hedge is heavy with blooms.  For more information on Greys Court Garden, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Nostell


Nostell Gardens, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE.  Nostell Gardens are open daily from 11am until 5pm.  Nostell has its own Rose Garden planted with beautiful and often beautifully fragrant roses.  Look out for the spectacular climbing 'Iceberg' rose, which spans the entire length of the 100m redbrick wall that leads along to the Orchard and Rhubarb Row.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Bodnant Garden


Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, near Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE.  At Bodnant Garden, the roses, hydrangeas, and herbaceous plants bloom in summertime and usually appear at their best during July and August.  Bodnant Garden opens daily from 11am until 5pm.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Peckover House Garden


Peckover House Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR. Visitors enjoy the roses in Peckover House Garden's walled garden. Please check the website for opening times, here's a link.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Powis Castle Garden


Powis Castle Garden, Welshpool, Powys, Wales, SY21 8RF.  Powis Castle looks as if it's been taken straight out of a magical fairytale!  Dating back 300 years, Powis Castle's world-class gardens are steeped in history.  The first flush of roses at Powis Castle usually bloom at the beginning of June.  Powis Castle boasts a collection of species and hybrids, ancient and modern roses, including climbers and shrub roses that flower throughout June.  Visitors can also explore dramatic terraces, sophisticated flower borders, fantastical topiary, and amazing views!  Powis Castle Garden opens daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA.  When the Rose Garden at Cliveden was reinstated in 2014, over 900 roses were planted to create a garden with flowers from mid-June until late September.  Cliveden's Rose Garden is based on an original 1950's design by renowned garden designer Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.  Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Morden Hall Park Garden


Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD.  Visitors can admire around 1,600 individual roses in Morden Hall Park's garden; these include about 40 different varieties of rose.  Morden Hall Park's Rose Garden is open daily from 9am until 5pm.  There's also a Garden Centre that opens from 10am until 4pm and a Second-hand Bookshop that opens from 10am until 3pm.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: East Ruston Old Vicarage


East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN. The garden and tea room will open on Friday 1st March 2024 and close on Thursday 31st October 2024. Open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm to 5.30 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). The garden spans 32 acres, containing many garden rooms to discover and explore. Herbaceous borders, gravel gardens, sub-tropical gardens, a box parterre, sunken rose garden, Mediterranean garden, Desert Wash and a large woodland garden. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR.  The Rose Garden at Basildon Park is planted with old roses, replicating Lady Iliffe’s original design.  Look out for two of the gardener's favourite roses: Rosa mundi and Rosa 'Compte de Chambord', which is also known as 'Madame Boll' or 'Madame Knorr'.  Basildon Park is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including details for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Felley Priory


Felley Priory, Underwood, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, NG16 5FJ. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the Garden and Nursery are open 9am - 4pm; the Tearoom is open 10am - 4pm, with last orders at 3.30pm. Felley Priory also open on the first and third Sunday of each month, from March until September: Garden and Nursery 10am - 4pm and Tearoom 10am - 4pm with last orders at 3.30pm. For more information for visitors, please click here. Felley Priory's walled rose garden is filled with old fashioned roses – Gallicias, Bourbons, Moss Roses, Damasks, Albas and Chinensis. The pergolas in the centre of the garden are covered with roses, vines, clematis and lonicera, and surrounded by yew topiary birds.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: David Austin Rose Gardens


David Austin Rose Gardens, Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Shropshire, WV7 3HB.  I relished my visit to David Austin Rose Gardens; this is a superb garden to visit if you're looking to buy roses for your garden.  David Austin Rose gardens are one of only three gardens in England to have received the 'Award of Garden Excellence' from the World Federation of Rose Societies.  David Austin Rose Gardens are open daily from 9am until 5pm.  There's free entry to the gardens and the restaurant, garden tea rooms, plant centre and gift shop are on site.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  There are over 100 varieties of rose.  The border of Hinton Ampner's Rose Garden has been planted with the most fragrant roses closest to the path to allow visitors to take in the perfume of each rose.  At Hinton Ampner, roses begin flowering in May and reach their peak between June and August.  Hinton Ampner is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Wednesday 29 May 2024: Mount Ephraim Gardens


Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staplestreet Road, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX.  Set in the stunning grounds of Mount Ephraim Gardens in Faversham, Mount Ephraim Gardens open from Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) from 11am until 5pm between April and September and they offer day tickets or season tickets. Ten acres of family-owned Edwardian gardens, terraces of fragrant roses lead to a small lake and water garden, framed by a fabulous Japanese rock garden and bridge. Highlights include the unusual topiary featuring various animals and birds, a grass maze planted with ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials, the arboretum and an extensive collection of mature trees. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Sudeley Castle Gardens


Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD.  The Queens’ Garden is the magnificent centrepiece of Sudeley Castle’s gardens. Named for four of England’s Queens –Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey, and Elizabeth I.  In Tudor times, this area would have been planted with herbs and possibly also vegetables and decorative flowers.  It has been redesigned many times over the years, but today The Queens' Garden boasts more than 80 varieties of roses.  Sudeley Castle Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information and to book your tickets, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found by clicking here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hardwick


Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ.  Hardwick is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For more information about Hardwick, including advice for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Burrow Farm Gardens


Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster, East Devon, EX13 7ET. Thirteen acres of sweeping lawns and colour themed planting with a rose garden, an ancient oak, and small lake. From the summer house the vista stretches beyond the gardens over the wider landscape. The colours change throughout the year. Open from 10am until 6pm. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Anglesey Abbey Gardens


Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ.  There are forty different types of roses planted in Anglesey Abbey's Rose Garden.  On warm summer days, rose perfume fills the air when the plants are in bloom.  Anglesey Abbey's Gardens are open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 11 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Polesden Lacey


Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  Visitors to Polesden Lacey enjoy glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, framed by rambling roses in the Edwardian Rose Garden.  Inside the garden, shrub roses decorate the borders and over 100 rambling roses clothe the pergolas.  The central beds are planted with 35 different varieties of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, and Hybrid Musk roses.  At Polesdon Lacey, roses are in bloom from June to late August and beyond.  Polesden Lacey is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Find more info on their website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Sunday 12 May 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Hampton Court Palace Gardens


Hampton Court Palace Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AUHampton Court Palace Gardens need no introduction, extending to 60 acres of gardens, with an additional 750 acres of parkland beyond, this is a truly wonderful and historic place.  Visitors can enjoy the delightful fragrance and flowers of the roses in the Rose Garden.  Visit the Great Vine, planted in 1768 by Capability Brown, get lost in the maze which covers a third of an acre!  Relax and observe the deer in Home Park, or unwind in the Contemporary Garden - there’s so much to take in and enjoy at Hampton Court Palace Gardens!  Hampton Court Palace Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5.30pm (NB: last entries at 4.30pm). For accessibility information for disabled visitors to Hampton Court Palace, please click here. Membership of the Historic Royal Palaces covers entry into the Tower of LondonHampton Court Palace, the Banqueting HouseKensington PalaceKew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.  Members also enjoy free admission to palace exhibitions, a subscription to Inside Story, the members’ magazine, and other benefits at each of the palaces.  For all the details of the Membership of Historic Royal Palaces, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Riverhill Himalayan Gardens


Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR.  This beautiful hillside garden has been privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840. Visitors can admire fine specimen trees.  Explore the Edwardian Rock Garden with its extensive fern collection.  The Rose Walk and Walled Garden with sculptural terracing look great at this time of year.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens enjoy extensive views across the Weald of Kent.  The gardens are often closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but for up to date opening times, more information and to pre-book tickets to visit Riverhill Himalayan Garden, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Herstmonceux Castle Gardens


Herstmonceux Castle, Near Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN.  Visit a beautiful castle and explore Herstmonceux Castle's 300 acres of gardens and grounds.  The Castle's Sundial and Rose Garden is largely planted with David Austin's English roses, alongside varieties of hybrid tea and floribunda shrub roses; climbing roses grow in frames and against three of the walls.  Herstmonceux Castle gardens open dailyGates open at 10am each day and close at 7pm (with last entry at 5pm). You are welcome to bring a picnic and parking is free.  For more information and to book tickets, please click hereInformation for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Queen Mary’s Gardens


NB: To see the best display of roses, visit Queen Mary's Rose Garden during the first two weeks of June.  Queen Mary's Rose Garden contains London's largest collection of roses - there are approximately 12,000 roses growing in these gardens! There are 85 single variety flower beds, including one flower bed dedicated to the 'Royal Parks' rose.  Visitors can enjoy seeing examples of most rose varieties, from classic roses to new English roses in Queen Mary's Gardens.  Benches are available for visitors to sit down and relax, and enjoy the roses. The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill area are highly accessible by public transport.  There are also car parking facilities available but it is recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as there are limited places.  If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is NW1 4NR, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area. The Tube stations closest to Regent's Park are: Regent's Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle & Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan & Bakerloo lines), St John's Wood (Jubilee line), Camden Town (Northern line).  Buses that stop around the park are: 2 Marylebone Station - Norwood Bus Garage, 13 Aldwych - Golders Green, 18 Euston - Sudbury, 27 Chalk Farm / Morrisons - Glenthorne House, 30 Portman Street / Selfridges - Hackney Wick / Trowbridge Road, 74 Baker St Station - Putney Exchange, 88 Wingate Square - Parliament Hill Fields, 113 John Prince's Street / Oxford Circus - Edgware Station, 139 Waterloo Station / Tenison Way - Golders Green Station, 189 Marble Arch Station - Brent Cross Shopping Centre, 274 Angel Islington - Lancaster Gate, 453 Great Central Street - Deptford Bridge.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Belvoir Castle Gardens


Belvoir Castle Gardens, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1PE.  Over the centuries, Belvoir’s formal gardens have undergone several major changes, with most Duchesses leaving their mark. The striking statue of ‘Winter‘ by Caius Gabriel Cibber (1630-1700) presides over the Rose Garden. The roses you’ll see in the garden today were planted by Emma, the current Duchess of Rutland. Visitors can enjoy roses in Belvoir Castle's extensive grounds and gardens. For opening times, all the details, and to book your visit, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Backhouse Rossie Estate


Backhouse Rossie Estate, by Collessie, Near Ladybank, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, KY15 7UZ, opens from April until September, from 10am until 4pm OPEN DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. CLOSED: Tuesday & Saturday (except to pre-booked groups). RHS PARTNER DAY: Friday (Proof of membership required). Visitors can admire Backhouse Rossie Estate’s rose archway in their Walled Garden. The Walled Garden is a classical four quarter design, divided by long, yew backed herbaceous boarders planted north to south with colourful plantings, grasses and rarities; running east to west is the longest interrupted rose archway in Scotland with roses scrambling over arches.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Waterperry Gardens


Waterperry Gardens open daily from 10am until 5.30pm.  Waterperry, near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ.  Visitors will find lots to see at Waterperry, including long herbaceous borders, the Mary Rose Garden with a collection of modern and old roses, a formal garden, and more. For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Peter Beales Roses: Garden Centre & Rose Gardens


Peter Beales Roses Garden Centre and Rose Gardens, Peter Beales Roses Ltd, London Road, Attleborough, Norwich, Norfolk, NR17 1AY.  Peter Beales Roses have a two acre display garden that is free to visit and open seven days a week.  To find out more about Peter Beales Rose Gardens, please click here.  To book to attend a tour of Peter Beales Rose Gardens, please click here.  There's also a restaurant and a chance to buy roses and a wide range of other plants and gifts in the Peter Beales Garden Centre.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Mottisfont


Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP.  NB: for Mottisfont car park please use SO51 0LNMottisfont Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The stunning walled gardens at Mottisfont are home to the National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer. Unlike modern species, old-fashioned roses tend to flower just once a year.  There are over 2000 roses and over 450 types of roses at Mottisfont; the blooming season is an extraordinary sight!  Graham Stuart Thomas designed Mottisfont to be a garden that would combine roses with a mix of perennials to create a stunning display.  For more information including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Cerney House Gardens


Cerney House Gardens open daily from 10am until dusk at Cerney House Gardens, The Garden House, North Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7BX. Treat yourself to a woodland walk and admire the roses and early summer flowers at Cerney House Gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Arundel Castle


Visit Arundel Castle, in Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA, during the summer months to admire their Rose Garden.  There's lots for visitors to see, Arundel Castle boasts a Cut Flower Garden, a Stumpery, the White Garden, an Organic Kitchen Garden, and Glasshouse.  The garden’s English herbaceous borders are planted in a natural, relaxed style.  NB: Arundel Castle Gardens open from 10am until 5pmArundel Castle is closed on Mondays.  For more information, visit Arundel Castle's website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Hatfield Park & Gardens


Hatfield Park & Gardens, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB. The West Garden at Hatfield House is surrounded by a massive yew hedge, inside visitors will find geraniums, iris, shrubs, herbaceous plants, roses, and annuals. For more information, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Ellon Castle Gardens


Ellon Castle Gardens, 11 The Square, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB41 9JB. Ellon Castle gardens have a new Rose Garden, designed by Katie Reynolds and built by volunteers in 2022. For more information and opening hours, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Hampton Court Palace Gardens


Hampton Court Palace Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AUHampton Court Palace Gardens need no introduction, extending to 60 acres of gardens, with an additional 750 acres of parkland beyond, this is a truly wonderful and historic place.  Visitors can enjoy the delightful fragrance and flowers of the roses in the Rose Garden.  Visit the Great Vine, planted in 1768 by Capability Brown, get lost in the maze which covers a third of an acre!  Relax and observe the deer in Home Park, or unwind in the Contemporary Garden - there’s so much to take in and enjoy at Hampton Court Palace Gardens! Hampton Court Palace Gardens open from Wednesday - Sunday: 10am to 5.30pm. Last Admission: 4.30pm. For accessibility information for disabled visitors to Hampton Court Palace, please click here. Membership of the Historic Royal Palaces covers entry into the Tower of LondonHampton Court Palace, the Banqueting HouseKensington PalaceKew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.  Members also enjoy free admission to palace exhibitions, a subscription to Inside Story, the members’ magazine, and other benefits at each of the palaces.  For all the details of the Membership of Historic Royal Palaces, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Kentwell Gardens


Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA.  Standing majestically in thirty acres of grounds, Kentwell Hall is surrounded by a moat and formal and informal gardens, and parklands. In summertime, visitors can enjoy seeing roses and wildflowers in the gardens. Kentwell gardens open from 11am until 4pm on selected dates this month. For more information about Kentwell and to see their confirmed opening times, please click here to visit their website.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Sculpture by the Lakes


Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QU. The gardens at Sculpture by the Lakes are one of eight BGCI Botanic Gardens in the UK which include The Eden Project, Edinburgh Botanic Garden, The Botanic Garden of Wales and Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Sculpture by the Lakes hold a small but important collection of threatened conifers from around the world and also hold the National Collection of Forsythia. There's also a quarter-acre Kitchen Garden. The garden's opening hours are from 10am until 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday. For all the details (including information for disabled visitors) and to book your tickets online, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: The Alnwick Garden


The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1HB. The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle car park is off Denwick Lane (B1340). The postcode for the car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3.00 per car per day).  Alnwick Gardens open from 10am until 5pm; Alnwick extend their openings to 9am until 6pm during Northumberland Schools' holidays. The Alnwick Garden has its own Rose Garden these roses are at their best in June and July.  In season, visitors can enjoy exploring Alnwick Garden's 300 scented roses, including The Alnwick Rose, which was named especially for the garden.  To buy tickets to visit The Alnwick Garden, please click here; for more information about the Alnwick Garden, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Pre-Book to Visit Compton Castle


Compton Castle, Marldon, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1TA.  The small garden that surrounds Compton Castle features a medieval style knot garden, rose garden and orchard.  For more information, please click here.  This venue is only open to visitors that pre-book - to make a booking to visit Compton Castle, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Emmetts Garden


Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BA.  Emmetts Garden opens daily from 10am until 4.30pm. Created for Catherine Lubbock between 1910 and 1920, the Italianate Rose Garden at Emmetts was a central feature of the original garden design, forming a frame around the vista from the house across the valley and weald of Kent.  The roses in Emmetts Garden are at their peak in June and bloom throughout the summer.  Swags of the blush-pink flowered climbing Rosa ‘Cécile Brunner’ are a particular feature. Stepping down into the garden, a collection of pink 'Octavia Hill' roses were planted in remembrance of Octavia Hill, a founding member of the National Trust.  By the fountain, discover a border bursting with 'English Miss' roses.  This border was recently replanted, the varieties in this area are now historically correct, as per Catherine Lubbock’s intentions.  Rosa 'Bonica' with its pretty pink flowers and the fragrant Rosa 'Katherine Zeimet' are other plants to make a bee-line for this summer.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Sissinghurst Castle Gardens


Sissinghurst Castle, Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB.  Sissinghurst Castle Gardens open daily from 11am until 5.30pm.  Vita  envisaged the Rose Garden at Sissinghurst Castle as becoming a 'tumble of roses and honeysuckle, figs and vines'.  Harold's keenness for strict geometry is evident in the circular shaped hedge or Rondel, at the west end of the garden.  Look out for Rosa 'Charles de Mills' and Rosa 'Geranium' in the purple border.  For more information about Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Dunham Massey Gardens


Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 4SJ.  Open daily from 10am until 5pm. Dunham Massey’s Rose Garden opened in 2013.  Visit during the summer months and admire Dunham Massey's vibrant array of rose flowers and fragrances.  Rosa 'Dunham Massey’ was named after the gardens and Rosa 'Stamford’s Sanctuary’ has a special significance.  Gardeners and volunteers spend over 75 hours a week removing all the spent flowers to keep the Rose Garden looking its best.  For more information (including information for disabled visitors), please click here to visit Dunham Massey's website.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Greys Court Garden


Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4PG.  Greys Court Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The Rose Garden at Greys Court traces the history of the rose from the early damask varieties to the modern hybrids.  Rambling roses climb up the stonework of the mansion.  While the climbing rose - Rosa ‘Desprez a Fleur Jaune’ and the shrub rose, Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ are planted at the entrance.  One of the oldest varieties of roses in the garden is Rosa mundi.  The path is a treat to walk along in June when the double-hedge is heavy with blooms.  For more information on Greys Court Garden, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Nostell


Nostell Gardens, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE.  Nostell Gardens are open daily from 11am until 5pm.  Nostell has its own Rose Garden planted with beautiful and often beautifully fragrant roses.  Look out for the spectacular climbing 'Iceberg' rose, which spans the entire length of the 100m redbrick wall that leads along to the Orchard and Rhubarb Row.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Bodnant Garden


Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, near Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE.  At Bodnant Garden, the roses, hydrangeas, and herbaceous plants bloom in summertime and usually appear at their best during July and August.  Bodnant Garden opens daily from 11am until 5pm.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Peckover House Garden


Peckover House Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR. Visitors enjoy the roses in Peckover House Garden's walled garden. Please check the website for opening times, here's a link.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Powis Castle Garden


Powis Castle Garden, Welshpool, Powys, Wales, SY21 8RF.  Powis Castle looks as if it's been taken straight out of a magical fairytale!  Dating back 300 years, Powis Castle's world-class gardens are steeped in history.  The first flush of roses at Powis Castle usually bloom at the beginning of June.  Powis Castle boasts a collection of species and hybrids, ancient and modern roses, including climbers and shrub roses that flower throughout June.  Visitors can also explore dramatic terraces, sophisticated flower borders, fantastical topiary, and amazing views!  Powis Castle Garden opens daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA.  When the Rose Garden at Cliveden was reinstated in 2014, over 900 roses were planted to create a garden with flowers from mid-June until late September.  Cliveden's Rose Garden is based on an original 1950's design by renowned garden designer Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.  Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Hopton Hall Rose Garden


Hopton Hall, Hopton, Carsington, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4DF.  Hopton Hall Rose Garden is open daily from at 10.30am and closes at 4pm with last entry at 3pm.  For all the details and to confirm the garden's opening hours, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Morden Hall Park Garden


Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD.  Visitors can admire around 1,600 individual roses in Morden Hall Park's garden; these include about 40 different varieties of rose.  Morden Hall Park's Rose Garden is open daily from 9am until 5pm.  There's also a Garden Centre that opens from 10am until 4pm and a Second-hand Bookshop that opens from 10am until 3pm.  For more information, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: East Ruston Old Vicarage


East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN. The garden and tea room will open on Friday 1st March 2024 and close on Thursday 31st October 2024. Open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm to 5.30 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). The garden spans 32 acres, containing many garden rooms to discover and explore. Herbaceous borders, gravel gardens, sub-tropical gardens, a box parterre, sunken rose garden, Mediterranean garden, Desert Wash and a large woodland garden. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR.  The Rose Garden at Basildon Park is planted with old roses, replicating Lady Iliffe’s original design.  Look out for two of the gardener's favourite roses: Rosa mundi and Rosa 'Compte de Chambord', which is also known as 'Madame Boll' or 'Madame Knorr'.  Basildon Park is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including details for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Polesden Lacey


Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  Visitors to Polesden Lacey enjoy glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, framed by rambling roses in the Edwardian Rose Garden.  Inside the garden, shrub roses decorate the borders and over 100 rambling roses clothe the pergolas.  The central beds are planted with 35 different varieties of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, and Hybrid Musk roses.  At Polesdon Lacey, roses are in bloom from June to late August and beyond.  Polesden Lacey is open daily from Find more info on their website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Felley Priory


Felley Priory, Underwood, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, NG16 5FJ. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the Garden and Nursery are open 9am - 4pm; the Tearoom is open 10am - 4pm, with last orders at 3.30pm. Felley Priory also open on the first and third Sunday of each month, from March until September: Garden and Nursery 10am - 4pm and Tearoom 10am - 4pm with last orders at 3.30pm. For more information for visitors, please click here. Felley Priory's walled rose garden is filled with old fashioned roses – Gallicias, Bourbons, Moss Roses, Damasks, Albas and Chinensis. The pergolas in the centre of the garden are covered with roses, vines, clematis and lonicera, and surrounded by yew topiary birds.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: David Austin Rose Gardens


David Austin Rose Gardens, Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Shropshire, WV7 3HB.  I relished my visit to David Austin Rose Gardens; this is a superb garden to visit if you're looking to buy roses for your garden.  David Austin Rose gardens are one of only three gardens in England to have received the 'Award of Garden Excellence' from the World Federation of Rose Societies.  David Austin Rose Gardens are open daily from 9am until 5pm.  There's free entry to the gardens and the restaurant, garden tea rooms, plant centre and gift shop are on site.  For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  There are over 100 varieties of rose.  The border of Hinton Ampner's Rose Garden has been planted with the most fragrant roses closest to the path to allow visitors to take in the perfume of each rose.  At Hinton Ampner, roses begin flowering in May and reach their peak between June and August.  Hinton Ampner is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Sudeley Castle Gardens


Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD.  The Queens’ Garden is the magnificent centrepiece of Sudeley Castle’s gardens. Named for four of England’s Queens: Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey, and Elizabeth I.  In Tudor times, this area would have been planted with herbs and possibly also vegetables and decorative flowers.  It has been redesigned many times over the years, but today The Queens' Garden boasts more than 80 varieties of roses.  Sudeley Castle Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information and to book your tickets, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found by clicking here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Hardwick


Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ. Hardwick is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For more information about Hardwick, including advice for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Burrow Farm Gardens


Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster, East Devon, EX13 7ET. Thirteen acres of sweeping lawns and colour themed planting with a rose garden, an ancient oak, and small lake. From the summer house the vista stretches beyond the gardens over the wider landscape. The colours change throughout the year. Open from 10am until 6pm. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Anglesey Abbey Gardens


Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ.  There are forty different types of roses planted in Anglesey Abbey's Rose Garden.  On warm summer days, rose perfume fills the air when the plants are in bloom.  Anglesey Abbey's Gardens are open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Sunday 2 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Mount Ephraim Gardens


Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staplestreet Road, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX.  Set in the stunning grounds of Mount Ephraim Gardens in Faversham, Mount Ephraim Gardens open from Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) from 11am until 5pm between April and September and they offer day tickets or season tickets. Ten acres of family-owned Edwardian gardens, terraces of fragrant roses lead to a small lake and water garden, framed by a fabulous Japanese rock garden and bridge. Highlights include the unusual topiary featuring various animals and birds, a grass maze planted with ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials, the arboretum and an extensive collection of mature trees. For more information, please click here.

 

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One thought on “Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

  1. Diane M

    April 29, 2022 at 7:03am

    The Rose Gardens in Regents Park, London are fab – beautiful circular arrangement of climbers/ramblers on rope bowers & tall obelisks, plus large areas planted with shrub roses – picnic where you like among the rose scents.
    NB This article says it lists rose gardens AND events – but I can see only long lists calendar events. This makes it hard just to scan an area just to find rose gardens to visit at any time – irrespective of whether there’s an actual ‘event’ or not.

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      Pumpkin Beth

      May 10, 2022 at 9:25pm

      Hello Diane

      Thank you for your message and great suggestions. I apologise for my slow reply, it has taken me a while to fix the events page as per your suggestion, but hopefully it will be much easier for you to navigate now.

      Thank you also for reminding me about the Rose Gardens at Regents Park – I added Regents Park as soon as I saw your comment.

      Thank you for your suggestions.

      Kind regards and best wishes
      Beth

      • Diane

        May 11, 2022 at 6:43am

        Thanks Beth! Just tried it out – much easier with long-running events section. Also enjoyed reading your ‘official’ account of the Regents Park Gardens too!

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