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The United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is the sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a very high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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 Godinton House

Godinton is a remarkable country house, nestled in the heart of Kent. Dating back to the 14th century. It has a Rose Garden, an Italian and Walled Garden, Delphinium borders, a Wild Garden and Ponds. The gardens include one of the longest Yew hedges in England, as well as having spectacular displays of delphiniums, irises, wild flowers and roses.

Abbey Gardens

Located in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, the abbey was once one of the richest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England. Its remains are extensive and include the complete 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower, as well as the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church. The gardens now feature a formal area of island beds laid out in the mid-20th century. There is also a water garden and rose garden dating back to the mid-20th century, and later 20th-century addi

Abbey Meadows

The Abbey Gardens are a charming stroll with flat, easy paths and wide gates. Amongst the planted flower displays can be found Victoria’s statue and the ruins which have fooled many a visitor into thinking they have seen the remains of Abingdon Abbey. It has won the Green Flag award for parks and open spaces for ten years in a row.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Magnificent Victorian walled garden set in 20 acres of the woodland valley. It was probably one of the best gardens of its type in the world. Winner of the silver medal at Chelsea and silver-gilt at Hampton Court Show. The gardens are in a wooded and sheltered valley, leading down towards the sea at Chesil Beach; this combination produces a microclimate in which more delicate plants than are usually grown in southern England can flourish, and plants that would otherwise need greenhouses can be

Achamore Gardens

A beatuiful botanical garden set on the Scottish Island of Gigha with its white sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery. This 54-acre Gardens hosts many notable and unusual plants and trees from around the world and It specialises in tender rhododendrons. The gardens include specimens of southern rātā from New Zealand, Montezuma pine from Central America, Puya alpestris from the Andes, and Wollemia nobilis from Australia.

Amisfield Walled Garden

Amisfield Walled Garden dates from 1783 and forms part of the policies of Amisfield House, a Palladian mansion that was demolished in the 1920’s. The garden is 8 acres in size and the ornamental pavilions in each corner and derelict bothies outside the walls are A-listed for their historical importance. The garden is becoming increasingly popular as a visitor destination, with well over 1,000 people visiting each year. The woodland and meadow surrounding the garden are popular with local walker

Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust property in the village of Lode, 5 1⁄2 miles northeast of Cambridge, England. The property includes a country house, built on the remains of a priory, 98 acres of gardens and landscaped grounds, and a working mill. It is a Jacobean-style country house with formal gardens for each season.


The Arboretum is a park of Grade II historical importance, containing beautiful gardens, lakes, fountains and a children's play area. Following the national trend of providing public parks, and with the closure of the nearby Temple Gardens, which had operated on a semi-public basis, the Lincoln Commons Act was passed. The Arboretum has a lodge at its west entrance on Monks Road and has three terraces of housing adjoining it to its western edge: Arboretum View, Monks Leys Terrace, and Woodland Vi

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

A beautiful botanical garden which covers 25 acres of hillside, amongst one of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes, around the head of Loch Fyne. There are exceptional collection of Rhododendrons, some of the largest conifers in Britain and many other interesting trees and shrubs.

Arduaine Garden

Arduaine Garden is a place of peace on a wild shore, which has a twenty acre coastal garden situated on the southern slope of a promontory beside the Sound of Jura. Arduaine is well-known in rhododendron circles for its wonderful collection of species and hybrids. The garden nurtures plants from across the globe – from East Asia to South America.

Arley Arboretum & Gardens

Arley Arboretum is home to over 300 species of trees, it features Britain's longest Laburnum arch, and is popular with nature lovers, families and walkers. The collection includes many rare and spectacular domestic and exotic trees. Nestling in the Severn Valley and overlooking the river, it has been growing and maturing in this idyllic setting for two centuries. In the woodland garden you will find many more camellias, masses of daffodils, bluebells and trails.

Arley Hall & Gardens

Arley Hall is a country house in the village of Arley, Cheshire, England. It is home to the owner, Viscount Ashbrook, and his family. The gardens at Arley Hall are set in scenic Cheshire countryside near Northwich, they originally date from 1743 when a walled garden was built and large pleasure gardens were laid out.


Arundells, the home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, is situated in the beautiful Cathedral Close in Salisbury. The house and its extensive garden are open to the public five days a week from late March to late October each year. Arundells remains very much as it was when it was Heath’s home. An avid collector, Heath amassed works by LS Lowry, John Singer-Sargent, John Nash, John Piper, Walter Sickert and Augustus and Gwen John, as well as model warships made by Napoleonic prisoners of

Audley End House and Gardens

Audley End is a mansion with a difference. It was one of England's finest country houses which is famous for its architectural features and varied collections. More than 30 lavishly decorated rooms are open to the public, displaying in their historic context the accumulated Howard Neville and Cornwallis collections. The park was designed by Lancelot Capability Brown in 1763 It contains a circular temple and a bridge over the River Cam, designed by Robert Adam.

Bancroft Gardens

Bancroft Gardens, a public park in which the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is located. The gardens were originally created during the Post Medieval period. They are situated in the centre of Stratford upon Avon. Enjoy sunny days in the wide grass lawns and gardens with the backdrop of the river. Features include a human sundial celebrating the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, a new performance area and two fully accessible bridges over the canal basin and the lock.

Barnhill Rock Garden

The Barnhill Rock Garden is an award winning public park extending to more than two hectares. This beautiful garden boasts a wonderful array of alpines, shrubs, woodland and waterside planting with spectacular views across the River Tay. Over the years it was extended eastwards over areas which had been sand dunes, and rock from a local quarry was used to form a large part of the Garden. It is a gently undulating south sloping informal garden, with an outlook over the Firth of Tay.

Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens, in Rutland, is Britain's largest collection of individually designed gardens designed by Geoff Hamilton, who presented BBC Gardener's World from 1979 until his death in 1996. Its award-winning collection of 38 individually themed garden ‘rooms’ will delight and inspire any gardener or garden-lover. It now covers 8 acres, comprising 37 individual gardens and features.

Basing House

Basing House was once the largest private house in England. It was built by William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester in the Tudor period, on the site of an earlier medieval castle. Basing House was once home to the powerful courtier William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester. You can enjoy a picnic in the re-created Jacobean garden, and come along to the many events and activities held throughout the year, including open air theatre, dig pits, re-enactments and a December Christmas market.

Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre

The 56-acre arboretum at Batsford is situated just a mile west of the historic market town of Moreton in Marsh in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is home to a huge range of ornamental and fruit trees, conifers, acres, roses, shrubs, herbaceous, and bedding plants. It is owned and run by the Batsford Foundation, a registered charity, and is open to the public daily throughout most of the year.

Belleisle Conservatory

Belleisle Conservatory is a greenhouse and a botanical garden located on Belle Isle, a 982-acre island park located on the Detroit River within Detroit, Michigan. While located near the Canada–United States border, the island is entirely within the U.S. The park itself consists of 13 acres of preserved land for the conservatory and its botanical garden.

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