England is known to have the most beautiful gardens, making sense why they are called ‘English’ gardens in the first place. They are known for their balance and symmetry, along with the use of native and exotic plants and gazebos and picturesque ponds. The three most beautiful gardens you will come across in the UK are not ones to miss. Your eyes and heart will be simultaneously dancing long after you’ve retreated back home.
The Gardens Of Hampton Court Castle
Hampton Court in Herefordshire, England boasts a world-famous garden that is definitely worth your while. The English gardens include 60 acres of formal gardens and 705 acres of untouched parkland…what a sight for sore eyes. Hampton Court is home to the oldest puzzle maze in the world, as well as a record-breaking grape vine. Many small gardens make up the entire expanse of land, each with a different theme and its own spin on English garden design. Three you can’t miss are ‘The Great Fountain Garden’, ‘The Privy Garden’ and ‘The Kitchen Garden’. Although they are all very different, they are equally spectacular. Hampton Court Castle Gardens are truly remarkable, a must-see for any garden lover.
Located in Poole, England on the southern coast of the country lies the dreamy Compton Acres. The site boasts 5 beautiful gardens, all laid out on a circular route so that the visitor doesn’t miss a beat. The various gardens provide visitors with options to choose from, or be blown away and see them all! The Italian Garden, The Wooded Valley, The Rock & Waters Garden, The Heather Garden, and The Japanese Garden make up the entirety of the beautiful rolling landscape. You will not be disappointed with the charming creativity and colors evident in the exquisite, Cmpton Acres.
Levens Hall & Gardens
Levens Hall is located beside the Kent River in northern Great Britain and was laid out in the 1690’s. This magnificent natural world was preserved throughout the years, many of it’s original features still remain. Made up of 12 acres, the gardens are a very popular spot for tourists and visitors alike. Most famous on site are the topiary characters sculpted from box and yew, a unique design element. Over 30,000 flowers are used throughout the grounds…now that’s impressive! The gardens also boast herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows, fine lawns, wall borders, a rose garden, fountain garden, willow labyrinth and a vegetable & herb garden. Oh and how did we forget the wild willow maze!
Wherever you end up on your travels to England, the north or the south, by the sea, or in the meadows, make sure to visit one of England’s famous gardens. It will be the excursion of a lifetime, the natural beauty capturing your whole group’s hearts.