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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July 2024

 Sunday 14 July 2024 - Thursday 18 July 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 14 July 2024: Gresgarth Hall Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Sunday 14th July 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 14 July 2024: Claremont House Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Claremont House Garden Opening & Plant Sale, Redmill, West Lothian, Scotland, EH47 0JY.  Claremont House Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 14th July 2024 for Scotland's Garden Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening.  Claremont is an eclectic garden made up of three areas, with various herbaceous borders to the front, some Hostas from the Owners' collection to the side - in all the garden contains over 150 Hostas.  Visitors can admire their herbaceous borders plus a newly created stumpy. There are three ponds (one very large), a rockery, a dovecot, rose patio, and a few interesting trees, including a grand monkey puzzle. Even though the garden is situated only two minutes from Junction 4 of the M8 it is yet an idyllic peaceful oasis. Directions: Take the M8 and leave at Junction 4 heading for Whitburn. At the first set of traffic lights turn right for Whitburn. After only 100 metres turn first right at a slightly hidden turning with bollards, come straight down, without turning, to the bottom of the hill to Claremont. The house name is on the small pillar to the right.For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 14 July 2024: Shalden Park Open Garden


On Sunday 14th July 2024, Shalden Park will be opening from 2pm until 5pm to raise funds for Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Charity. The address is: Shalden Park, Shalden, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4DS. Tickets are £5 booked in advance, either from reception or via the website. Tickets are £6 on the gate and £1 for children. For more information and to book tickets, please click here.  

 Sunday 14 July 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 14th July 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 14 July 2024: Shrivenham Open Gardens


Shrivenham Open Gardens is from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 14th July 2024 at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, SN6 8AQ. Large and small gardens will be opening for this special event. There will be tea and cake and a plant sale. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 15 July 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 ‘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.

 Wednesday 17 July 2024: Lexham Hall Garden Opening


On Wednesday 17th July 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.  The Lexham Hall Gardens' feature Azaleas and Rhododendrons. For all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 17 July 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 17th July 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.

 Wednesday 17 July 2024: Fittleworth Garden Opening


On Wednesday 17th July 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 17 July 2024: Portmore Garden Opening


Portmore, Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8QU.  Portmore Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm on Wednesday 17th July 2024, for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Visitors can admire Portmore's mature trees and fine views of the surrounding countryside. This is a large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 17 July 2024: Lexham Hall Garden Opening


On Wednesday 17th July 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.

 Wednesday 17 July 2024: Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society Meeting: Roses: a talk by Elizabeth Sawday from Apuldram Roses


Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society are holding this meeting on Wednesday 17th July 2024 from 7pm until 9pm at The Trinity Centre, Holy Trinity Church, Maldon Road, Wallington, SM6 8BL. Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society members pay 50p to attend this meeting, which covers the refreshments. Non-members are very welcome to attend this meeting - entry is £3 for non-members, which includes refreshments.

 Thursday 18 July 2024 - Tuesday 23 July 2024: Moseley Old Hall Garden


Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV10 7HY.  Moseley Old Hall Gardens open from 10am until 5pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  Visitors will find old varieties of scented roses in the gardens.  A modern rose named 'Graham Stuart Thomas' was planted to commemorate this garden's designer.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 18 July 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Thursday 18th July 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs.

 Thursday 18 July 2024: Guided Tour & Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage


Thursday 18th July 2024 - Guided Tour & East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Thursday 18 July 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.

 Friday 19 July 2024 - Monday 22 July 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 20 July 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.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: Flower Power Plant Fair at Wynard Hall


Sunday 21st July 2024 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Wynyard Hall, Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Valley, Billingham, County Durham, TS22 5NF, opens from 10am until 5pm.  This plant fair is held within the walled gardens at Wynard Hall.  Dogs are welcome in the gardens.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: Flower Power Plant Fair at Wynyard Hall


Sunday 21st July 2024 – Flower Power Plant Fair at Wynyard Hall, Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Valley, Billingham, County Durham, TS22 5NF, opens from 10am until 4pm. This plant fair is held within the walled gardens at Wynard Hall. Dogs are welcome in the gardens. For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: Chenies Manor Plant Fair


Chenies Manor Plant Fair, opens from 9.30am until 5pm on Sunday 21st July 2024 at Chenies Manor, Chenies, Rickmansworth, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER.  Visitors can purchase rare plants from specialist nurseries as well as pottery, gardening tools and sundries.  This Plant Fair is a lovely opportunity to see the gardens at Chenies in summertime. Please note: the house will be closed. Entry fees vary according to the time of your visit; for all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 21 July 2024 - Thursday 25 July 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 21 July 2024: Kailzie Gardens


Kailzie Gardens, Kailzie, Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 9HT.  Kailzie Gardens will be opening from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 21st July 2024 for Scotland's Gardens Scheme.  Kailzie Gardens sits at the heart of the Tweed Valley, just a mile east of Peebles ,occupying a beautiful position on the River Tweed. At it's heart lies the stunning walled garden with plantings of many unusual shrubs, laburnum arches, an enchanting rose garden and spectacular herbaceous borders and one of the best examples of Mackenzie and Moncur glasshouses still in existence, filled with fuchsias, pelargoniums and exotics. The garden also features prize winning show vegetables. The surrounding woodlands has one of the best laid arboretums in Scotland with champion trees and specimens (including the oldest Larch planted in 1725) providing 15 acres of captivating woodland and burnside walks and spectacular vistas. Directions: A mile east of Peebles on the B7062. There will be a plant sale at this opening; for more information, please click here.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: NGS Summer Opening at Goldsborough Hall


On Sunday 21st July 2024 - Goldsborough Hall, Church Street, Goldsborough, Near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8NR will be opening from 11am until 5pm for the NGS. The grounds in July are full of interest. Garden highlights include the Rose Garden planted with old roses – Old China Blush, Little White Pet, and Comte de Chambord – interplanted with Lavender angustifolia ‘Old English and lined with lavender ‘Munstead’. The beech hedges were planted in Princess Mary’s time and the sundial in the centre is a gift to Princess Mary from the people of Horton, Oxon. The two 120ft herbaceous borders were planted in a Gertrude Jeykll style in 2006 and include ever-lasting sweetpeas, irises, helianthus, rudbeckia and dahlias. There are magnificent and ancient trees in the grounds including a giant redwood, a very rare sorbus, a pseudo acacia from the 1750s and one of the oldest horsechestnuts left standing in the country. A visit to Goldsborough Hall’s gardens would not be complete without a stroll up the quarter-mile Lime Tree Walk, planted by Royalty in the 1920s. Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, scones can be purchased on the day. FREE garden talks at 12pm & 2pm by the head gardener, and they’ll be a plant stall on the terrace too.£7.50 per adult, children free. Dogs on leads most welcome. Tickets can be purchased in advance; for all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Sunday 21st July 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: Rare Plant Fair at Manor House Gardens


There's a Rare Plant Fair on Sunday 21st July 2024 at Manor House Gardens, Bledlow, Buckinghamshire. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 22 July 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.

 Wednesday 24 July 2024: Fittleworth Garden Opening


On Wednesday 24th July 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 24 July 2024: Portmore Garden Opening


Portmore, Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8QU.  Portmore Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm on Wednesday 24th July 2024, for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Visitors can admire Portmore's mature trees and fine views of the surrounding countryside. This is a large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 25 July 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.

 Friday 26 July 2024 - Monday 29 July 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 27 July 2024 - Sunday 28 July 2024: Skelbo House Garden


Skelbo House, Skelbo, Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland, IV25 3QG.  Skelbo House Garden will be opening from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 27th July 2024 and Sunday 28th July 2024 for Scotland's Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. This is an extensive woodland garden with spectacular views over Loch Fleet. Admire the mixed herbaceous borders, rose garden, and shrubberies surround the house. Lawns slope down to a small lochan and river walkway. Mature trees throughout. Large kitchen garden. Directions: From the south: On the A9 take the small turning opposite Trentham Hotel (just past the Dornoch turn offs). At the side of Loch Fleet turn left, at the ruined castle take the second farm road which is fairly rough, and follow round to your right. If coming from the north take the Loch Fleet road signposted to Embo from the A9. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 27 July 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.

 Sunday 28 July 2024 - Thursday 1 August 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.

 Monday 29 July 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 ‘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.

 Wednesday 31 July 2024: Plant Hunters Fair at Cholmondeley Castle


Wednesday 31st July 2024 – Plant Hunters Fair at Cholmondeley Castle, near Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8HN.  This plant fair opens from 10am until 5pm.  For all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 31 July 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 31st July 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.

 Wednesday 31 July 2024 - Sunday 4 August 2024: RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show


Wednesday 31st July 2024Thursday 1st August 2024Friday 2nd August 2024Saturday 3rd August 2024, and Sunday 4th August 2024 – RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8RA.  Visitors can purchase plants from specialist nurseries and expert growers at this event.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 31 July 2024: Sandringham Flower Show


Sandringham Flower Show will be held at Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN, from 9am until 6pm on Wednesday 31st July 2024.  This show is a lovely day out and provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase plants from specialist growers.  For all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 31 July 2024: Portmore Garden Opening


Portmore, Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8QU.  Portmore Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm on Wednesday 31st July 2024, for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Visitors can admire Portmore's mature trees and fine views of the surrounding countryside. This is a large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. For more information, please click here.

August 2024

 Thursday 1 August 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.

 Friday 2 August 2024: Thenford Summer Garden Open Day


Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, OX17 2BX, are opening at 2pm, for a special Summer Garden Open Day on Friday 2nd August 2024.  Tickets are £16 per person and must be booked in advance; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.

 Friday 2 August 2024 - Monday 5 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 2024: Thenford Summer Garden Open Day


Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, OX17 2BX, are opening at 2pm, for a special Summer Garden Open Day on Saturday 3rd August 2024.  Tickets are £16 per person and must be booked in advance; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.

 Sunday 4 August 2024 - Thursday 8 August 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 4 August 2024: Claremont House Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Claremont House Garden Opening & Plant Sale, Redmill, West Lothian, Scotland, EH47 0JY.  Claremont House Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 4th August 2024 for Scotland's Garden Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening.  Claremont is an eclectic garden made up of three areas, with various herbaceous borders to the front, some Hostas from the Owners' collection to the side - in all the garden contains over 150 Hostas.  Visitors can admire their herbaceous borders plus a newly created stumpy. There are three ponds (one very large), a rockery, a dovecot, rose patio, and a few interesting trees, including a grand monkey puzzle. Even though the garden is situated only two minutes from Junction 4 of the M8 it is yet an idyllic peaceful oasis. Directions: Take the M8 and leave at Junction 4 heading for Whitburn. At the first set of traffic lights turn right for Whitburn. After only 100 metres turn first right at a slightly hidden turning with bollards, come straight down, without turning, to the bottom of the hill to Claremont. The house name is on the small pillar to the right.For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 4 August 2024: Penns in the Rocks NGS Garden Opening & Plant Stall


Penns in the Rocks will be opening from 2pm until 6pm on Sunday 4th August 2024 for the NGS at Penns in the Rocks, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex, TN3 9PA. Directions: 7m SW of Tunbridge Wells. On B2188 Groombridge to Crowborough road, just S of Xrd to Withyham. For SatNav use TN6 1UX which takes you to the white drive gates, through which you should enter the property. Large garden with spectacular outcrop of rocks, lake, temple and woods. Old walled garden with herbaceous borders, roses and shrubs and stone sculptures. Cash only on the day please. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 5 August 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 ‘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.

 Wednesday 7 August 2024: Portmore Garden Opening


Portmore, Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8QU.  Portmore Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm on Wednesday 7th August 2024, for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Visitors can admire Portmore's mature trees and fine views of the surrounding countryside. This is a large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 7 August 2024: Fittleworth Garden Opening


On Wednesday 7th August 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.

 Thursday 8 August 2024: Guided Tour & Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage


Thursday 8th August 2024 - Guided Tour & East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Thursday 8 August 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.

 Friday 9 August 2024 - Monday 12 August 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 10 August 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 ‘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 10 August 2024: Okewood, Ockley, & Forest Green Summer Fair, Flower Show, & Fun Dog Show


Okewood, Ockley, & Forest Green Summer Fair, Flower Show, & Fun Dog Show is on Saturday 10th August 2024 from 12 noon until 5pm at Okewood Hill, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 5PU. There are five classes for roses at this lovely show. More details at https://okewoodhillflowershow.co.uk/

 Saturday 10 August 2024: Clutton Horticultural Society Flower Show


On Saturday 10th August 2024, Clutton Horticultural Society Flower Show will be held at Rudges Field, Bendalls Bridge, Clutton, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, BS39 5SJ. The Show opens at 12 noon (Exhibits to be staged between 7.00am and 10.00am). For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 11 August 2024 - Thursday 15 August 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 11 August 2024: Gresgarth Hall Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Sunday 11th August 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 11 August 2024: Renishaw Hall Specialist Plant Fair


Renishaw Hall are holding a specialist plant fair on Sunday 11th August 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 12 August 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 ‘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.

 Wednesday 14 August 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 14th August 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 14 August 2024: Portmore Garden Opening


Portmore, Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8QU.  Portmore Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm on Wednesday 14th August 2024, for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Visitors can admire Portmore's mature trees and fine views of the surrounding countryside. This is a large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 15 August 2024 - Sunday 18 August 2024: Southport Flower Show


Thursday 15th August 2024, Friday 16th August 2024, Saturday 17th August 2024, Sunday 18th August 2024 - Southport Flower Show, Victoria Park, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1RX.  Visitors can purchase plants from a wide range of specialist growers at this Summer Festival.  Attendees can also enjoy gardening talks, show gardens, and refreshments. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Thursday 15 August 2024: Dundonnell House Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Thursday 15th August 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.

 Thursday 15 August 2024: Guided Tour & Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage


Thursday 15th August 2024 - Guided Tour & East Ruston Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9HN. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Thursday 15 August 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.

 Friday 16 August 2024 - Sunday 18 August 2024: RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show


Friday 16th August 2024Saturday 17th August 2024, and Sunday 18th August 2024 – RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH.  Visitors can purchase plants plants from a wide range of specialist nurseries at this flower show.  For all the details, please click here.

 Friday 16 August 2024 - Monday 19 August 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 17 August 2024: Chevin Brae


On Saturday 17th August 2024, Chevin Brae will be opening from 1pm until 5pm for the NGS.  Chevin Brae, Milford, Belper, Derbyshire, East Midlands, DE56 0QH. Chevin Brae has a large garden with an orchard, colourful flower borders, rose trellises, vegetable and fruit gardens. NB: A steep drive and two flights of steps need to be climbed to access the garden. There will be a plant sale at this opening.  For all the details, please click here.  

 Saturday 17 August 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 ‘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.

 Sunday 18 August 2024: Pratsham Grange Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 18th August 2024, Pratsham Grange Garden will be opening from 12.30pm until 5pm for the NGS.  Pratsham Grange, Tanhurst Lane, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, RH5 6LZ.  A five acre garden overlooked by Holmbury Hill and Leith Hill.  Visitors can admire the garden's two ponds, joined by cascading stream, scented roses, blue hydrangeas, herbaceous borders, cutting flower garden, and two white beds.  There will be a plant stall at this opening; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.  

 Sunday 18 August 2024 - Thursday 22 August 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 18 August 2024: Holme Hale Hall Garden Opening & Plant Stall


Holme Hale Hall garden will be opening from 12pm until 4pm for the NGS on Sunday 18th August 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.

 Monday 19 August 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 ‘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.

 Wednesday 21 August 2024: Portmore Garden Opening


Portmore, Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8QU.  Portmore Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm on Wednesday 21st August 2024, for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Visitors can admire Portmore's mature trees and fine views of the surrounding countryside. This is a large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 22 August 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.

 Friday 23 August 2024 - Monday 26 August 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 24 August 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 ‘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 24 August 2024 - Sunday 25 August 2024: Parkstone Gardeners Society Poole Flower Show


Parkstone Gardeners Society Poole Flower Show is on from 1pm until 5pm on Saturday 24th August 2024 and Sunday 25th August 2024 at The Branksome St Aldhelm Centre 401 Poole Road, Branksome, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1AD. Charity event. Open to all. Classes for Roses, Dahlias, Sweet Peas, Fuchsias & Other Summer Flowers, Pot Plants, Cacti, Vegetables & Fruit, Floral Art, Homecraft, Handicrafts and Sections for Children's’ exhibits and inexperienced exhibitors. Entries Closing Date – Thursday 22nd August 2024. Staging times: Friday 23rd August 2024: 7pm – 9pm and Saturday 24th August 2024: 8am-10am. All proceeds from this show are donated to Victoria School for Severely Disabled Children. Contact: David Bassil 01202 752014 dcbassil04@gmail.com.

 Sunday 25 August 2024 - Thursday 29 August 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.

 Monday 26 August 2024: Bere Mill Garden Opening


Bere Mill Garden will be opening from 12pm until 5pm on Monday 26th August 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 26 August 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 ‘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.

 Monday 26 August 2024: Chenies Manor Dahlia Festival


Chenies Manor Dahlia Festival, opens from 9.30am until 5pm on Monday 26th August 2024 at Chenies Manor, Chenies, Rickmansworth, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER.  Visitors can purchase Dahlias from specialist nursery, Rose Cottage Plants. This event is a lovely opportunity to see the gardens at Chenies in late summer. Entry fees vary according to the time of your visit; for all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 28 August 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 28th August 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, perennials, and cyclamen.  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 28 August 2024: Portmore Garden Opening


Portmore, Eddleston, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH45 8QU.  Portmore Garden will be opening from 1pm until 5pm on Wednesday 28th August 2024, for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.  There will be a plant sale at this opening. Visitors can admire Portmore's mature trees and fine views of the surrounding countryside. This is a large walled garden with box-edged herbaceous borders, potager, rose garden, pleached lime walk and ornamental fruit cages. The Victorian glasshouses contain fruit trees, roses, geraniums, pelargoniums and a wide variety of tender plants. There is also an Italianate grotto and water garden with shrubs and meconopsis. The woodland walks are lined with rhododendrons, azaleas and shrub roses. Directions: Off the A703 one mile north of Eddleston. Bus 62. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 29 August 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.

 Friday 30 August 2024 - Monday 2 September 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 31 August 2024 - Sunday 1 September 2024: Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show


Saturday 31st August 2024 and Sunday 1st September 2024 – Belvoir Castle Flower and Garden Show, Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, NG32 1PE.  Visitors can enjoy talks from expert gardeners and horticulturists and buy plants from specialist nurseries at this Flower and Garden Show.  Belvoir Castle Flower and Garden Show opens from 10am to 4.30pm.  To purchase tickets and find all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 31 August 2024 - Sunday 1 September 2024: Cotswold Farm Garden Opening


On Saturday 31st August 2024 and Sunday 1st September 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 31 August 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 ‘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.

September 2024

 Sunday 8 September 2024: Gresgarth Hall Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Sunday 8th September 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.

 Wednesday 11 September 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 11th September 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, perennials, and cyclamen.  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 11 September 2024: Chartwell Garden Opening & Plant Stall


Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS.  Chartwell Garden is opening for the NGS from 10am until 4pm on Wednesday 11th September 2024.  At this time of year, the vegetable garden at Chartwell will be showing a bountiful harvest. The Rose Garden at Chartwell was very important to Lady Clementine Churchill. There will be a plant stall at this opening. For more information about Chartwell, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 12 September 2024: Guided Tour & Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage


Thursday 12th September 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 13 September 2024 - Sunday 15 September 2024: Harrogate Autumn Flower Show


Friday 13th September 2024Saturday 14th September 2024Sunday 15th September 2024 – The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, Yorkshire, HG4 5AE.  Open from 9.30am until 5.30pm.  There is so much happening at this show, visitors will find a large number of specialist nurseries, as well as talks, exhibitions, demonstrations, gardens etc, for all the details, including tickets and prices, please click here.

 Saturday 14 September 2024: King John’s Lodge Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Saturday 14th September 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, meadow, rose walk, fountain, herbaceous border, and ha-ha. Visitors can visit the eclectic shop, nursery and tearoom. For more information, please click here.

 Tuesday 17 September 2024: Waterperry Gardens NGS Open Day


Tuesday 17th September 2024 – Waterperry Gardens will be opening from 10am until 5.30pm for the NGS.  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. There will be a plant stall at this opening. For all the details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 19 September 2024: Guided Tour & Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage


Thursday 19th September 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 21 September 2024 - Sunday 22 September 2024: Sandhill Farm House Garden Opening


On Saturday 21st September 2024 and Sunday 22nd September 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. 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.

 Wednesday 25 September 2024: Aberclwyd Manor Garden Opening


On Wednesday 25th September 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, perennials, and cyclamen.  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 25 September 2024: Rose Pruning Course at Barnsdale


Learn Rose Pruning at Barnsdale from 10am until 12.30pm on Wednesday 25th September 2024 at Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland, East Midlands, LE15 8AH. Roses are notorious for being tricky to trim, so if you're petrified of pruning, this is the course for you! In this easy-to-follow, practical session, Barnsdale's Head Gardener Jon Brocklebank will show you exactly how and when each type of rose should be pruned, using simple step-by-step demonstrations. For more information and to book your place, please click 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Friday 30 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 2024: Wynyard Hall


Wynyard Hall, Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Valley, Billingham, County Durham, North East England, TS22 5NF, opens from 10am until 4pm. Explore the rose garden and discover 3000 David Austen Roses! For all the details, please click here.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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 andsummer flowers at Cerney House Gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 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.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 2024: Moseley Old Hall Gardens


Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV10 7HY.  Moseley Old Hall Gardens open from 10am until 5pm every day. Visitors will find old varieties of scented roses in the gardens.  A modern rose named 'Graham Stuart Thomas' was planted to commemorate this garden's designer.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Sunday 4 August 2024 - Wednesday 28 August 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 2024: Wynyard Hall


Wynyard Hall, Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Valley, Billingham, County Durham, North East England, TS22 5NF, opens from 10am until 4pm. Explore the rose garden and discover 3000 David Austen Roses! For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Sunday 29 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 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.

 

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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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