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Fulham Palace House and Gardens

London

Formally the residence of the Bishop of London, Fulham Palace is a 13 Acre Estate, with a botanic garden and a walled garden. The house and garden are open for free every day.

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Chelsea Physic Garden

London

A peaceful leafy oasis with heritage glasshouses.

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The Charterhouse

London

Medieval garden and museum at the heart of London.

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The Phoenix Garden

London

The Phoenix Garden is a small community garden and registered charity in the heart of London's West End. Opened in 1984 and run as an ornamental wildlife garden.

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WWT London Wetland Centre

Barnes

A Wetland Nature Reserve, There are bird spotting hides, a cafe, tours and specialist talks. Enjoy the nature and walk around the gardens.

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Kensington Palace Gardens

London

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful gardens of Kensington Palace.

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National Trust's Osterley Park and House

Isleworth

A short hop from central London by tube but a world apart. Stroll up the tree-lined drive, past the grazing Charolais cattle and you'd think you're in the country, not urban Hounslow. Surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London.

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Barbican Centre

London

Second-largest conservatory in London, playing host to over 2000 tropical plants and trees along with exotic fish.

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Mona's Garden

London

Stylish residential garden with National Corokia Collection.

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Hall Place and Gardens

Bexley

Stunning Tudor house with magnificent gardens on the banks of the River Cray, featuring a plant centre and cafe.

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Hampton Court Palace Gardens

East Molesey

Gardens enjoyed by Kings, Queens and visitors from all over the world.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens

London

An outdoors living museum.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond

A magnificent botanical collection of over 50,000 living plants, from a vast Arboretum to an Alpine rock garden.

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National Trust's Rainham Hall

London

Rainham Hall is open following a £2.5 million conservation project. This charming house is one of the country’s finest examples of an early 18th century merchant’s home.

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Thames Barrier Park

North Woolwich Road

Thames Barrier Park is a 7-hectare green space located in the Royal Docks - an area in the London Borough of Newham. The park is managed by the Greater London Authority. Opened in November 2000 it was London’s largest new riverside park for over 50 years. There is abundant wildlife and picnic and children’s play areas, a basketball court, visitor pavilion and coffee shop with views of the river and Thames Barrier.

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Greenwich Park

London

Greenwich Park is one of eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 183 acres. Set on the side of a hill overlooking the River Thames, Greenwich Park is a great mix of green space, gardens and historical features.

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Ranger's House

London

Elegant Georgian villa situated within Greenwich Park, containing a vast collection of artwork and scenic private grounds.

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National Trust's Morden Hall Park

London

Morden Hall Park is green oasis in the city, giving you a taste of a country estate with a glimpse of its agricultural and industrial history. The garden centre stands on the site of the historic estate's kitchen garden, and surrounded by acres of parkland, miles of walks, and a variety of wildlife.

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St James's Park

London

St James’s Park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade, and is surrounded by landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Whitehall. The park’s famous flower beds at the front of Buckingham Palace are a familiar backdrop to pageants including Trooping the Colour, as well as state visits and other ceremonial occasions.

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Syon Park

Brentford

Syon House is the last surviving ducal residence complete with its country estate in Greater London. Take a look round the Duke of Northumberland’s London home, view the magnificent State and Private Apartments and enjoy the spectacular Great Conservatory and 40 acres of gardens.

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Marble Hill House Gardens

Twickenham

Palladian villa set in 66 acres of parkland, originally built as a retreat from 18th century London.

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The Regent's Park

London

The Regent’s Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 395 acres. It combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, and four children’s playgrounds.

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National Trust's Red House

Bexleyheath

The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance. The original features and furniture by Morris and Philip Webb, stained glass and paintings by Burne-Jones, the bold architecture and a garden designed to 'clothe the house', add up to a fascinating and rewarding place to visit.

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Holland Park

London

Holland Park is spread across 54 acres of what used to be the grounds of Cope Castle, a large Jacobean mansion hidden in the woods. Holland Park Kyoto garden was designed and built by an eminent Japanese Garden designer and his team to celebrate the Japan Festival in London in 1992. It was a co-operative project between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

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Hyde Park

London

Hyde Park is one of the eight Royal Parks. Covering 350 acres, it is home to the Serpentine Lake, Diana Memorial fountain and a host of seasonal events.

Dog-friendly gardens

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St James's Park

London

St James’s Park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade, and is surrounded by landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Whitehall. The park’s famous flower beds at the front of Buckingham Palace are a familiar backdrop to pageants including Trooping the Colour, as well as state visits and other ceremonial occasions.

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Marble Hill House Gardens

Twickenham

Palladian villa set in 66 acres of parkland, originally built as a retreat from 18th century London.

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Myddelton House Gardens

Enfield

Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond

A magnificent botanical collection of over 50,000 living plants, from a vast Arboretum to an Alpine rock garden.

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Greenwich Park

London

Greenwich Park is one of eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 183 acres. Set on the side of a hill overlooking the River Thames, Greenwich Park is a great mix of green space, gardens and historical features.

Richmond Park

Richmond

Escape to the great outdoors in Richmond Park with its wide open spaces, grasslands and deer herds, just a stone’s throw from central London. The park is a top UK site for ancient trees and supports a range of rare species including fungi, birds, beetles, bats, grasses and wildflowers. Discover the Isabella Plantation woodland gardens, refuel at Pembrooke Lodge tea rooms and enjoy distant views of St Paul’s Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound.

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Hampton Court Palace Gardens

East Molesey

Gardens enjoyed by Kings, Queens and visitors from all over the world.

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Ranger's House

London

Elegant Georgian villa situated within Greenwich Park, containing a vast collection of artwork and scenic private grounds.

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National Trust's Morden Hall Park

London

Morden Hall Park is green oasis in the city, giving you a taste of a country estate with a glimpse of its agricultural and industrial history. The garden centre stands on the site of the historic estate's kitchen garden, and surrounded by acres of parkland, miles of walks, and a variety of wildlife.

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Hyde Park

London

Hyde Park is one of the eight Royal Parks. Covering 350 acres, it is home to the Serpentine Lake, Diana Memorial fountain and a host of seasonal events.

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The Regent's Park

London

The Regent’s Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 395 acres. It combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, and four children’s playgrounds.

Garden Museum

London

The Garden Museum is Britain’s only museum dedicated to the art, history, and design of gardens.

The Beale Arboretum

Barnet

The Beale Arboretum was founded by Edward Beale in 1963, developed further by Trevor Beale and is now run by Andrew Beale with a staff team of three. There are over 800 species of trees from around the world, as well as two Plant Heritage National collections of Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) and Taxodium (Swamp Cypress). Other impressive trees include a 250 year old Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree), a 150 year old Cedrus atlantica (Atlantic cedar), Sequoia sempervirens (Coastal redwood), and Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Sequoia).

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Thames Barrier Park

North Woolwich Road

Thames Barrier Park is a 7-hectare green space located in the Royal Docks - an area in the London Borough of Newham. The park is managed by the Greater London Authority. Opened in November 2000 it was London’s largest new riverside park for over 50 years. There is abundant wildlife and picnic and children’s play areas, a basketball court, visitor pavilion and coffee shop with views of the river and Thames Barrier.

Grosvenor Square Garden

Mayfair

You can find Grosvenor Square Garden in the heart of Mayfair, just a few minutes’ walk east of Hyde Park. The square has a strong association with the USA and is home to the US Embassy. In the gardens you can visit the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial Statue, The Eagles Squadron Memorial and the September 11 Memorial Garden.

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National Trust's Osterley Park and House

Isleworth

A short hop from central London by tube but a world apart. Stroll up the tree-lined drive, past the grazing Charolais cattle and you'd think you're in the country, not urban Hounslow. Surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London.

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Capel Manor Gardens

Enfield

Our beautiful 30 acre estate, first established in the late 13th century, provides a colourful and scented oasis surrounding a Georgian Manor House and Victorian Stables. It offers a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at Greater London’s only Specialist College for those interested in plants, animals and the environment.

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Down House Garden

Downe

With its unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House, the family home of world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin, is a must-see. It was in the gardens at Down House that Darwin developed many of his groundbreaking ideas on evolution and natural selection. They were both an outdoor laboratory for his experiments and a place where he could reflect deeply upon their meaning.

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Grove House

London

Grove House is a Grade-II listed Georgian House which is closed to the public, but available for private hire. The grounds are open to view all year round.

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Holland Park

London

Holland Park is spread across 54 acres of what used to be the grounds of Cope Castle, a large Jacobean mansion hidden in the woods. Holland Park Kyoto garden was designed and built by an eminent Japanese Garden designer and his team to celebrate the Japan Festival in London in 1992. It was a co-operative project between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

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Eltham Palace & Gardens

London

Eltham Palace is a 1930s Art Deco visitor attractions in London. There are also extensive grounds open for public viewing.

Ham House & Garden

Richmond

Ham House and Gardens is the creation of the Duchess of Lauderdale and her husband, the Duke, who together transformed Ham into one of the grandest Stuart houses in England. Ham House has a collection of paintings, furniture and textiles, largely acquired 400 years ago. Outside, the open and formal restored 17th-century gardens surround the house and they include a productive kitchen garden that contains many heritage crops, the maze-like ‘Wilderness’, complete with summerhouses, and many beautiful spots perfect for a picnic.

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Eltham Palace & Gardens

London

Eltham Palace is a 1930s Art Deco visitor attractions in London. There are also extensive grounds open for public viewing.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens

London

An outdoors living museum.

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Chelsea Physic Garden

London

A peaceful leafy oasis with heritage glasshouses.

Rhododendrons

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond

A magnificent botanical collection of over 50,000 living plants, from a vast Arboretum to an Alpine rock garden.

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The Charterhouse

London

Medieval garden and museum at the heart of London.

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Syon Park

Brentford

Syon House is the last surviving ducal residence complete with its country estate in Greater London. Take a look round the Duke of Northumberland’s London home, view the magnificent State and Private Apartments and enjoy the spectacular Great Conservatory and 40 acres of gardens.

Kenwood Gardens

London

Kenwood is located in Hampstead Heath, Kenwood. It is an 18th century villa with an extensive art collection, and the house and estate are free to enjoy all year.

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National Trust's Osterley Park and House

Isleworth

A short hop from central London by tube but a world apart. Stroll up the tree-lined drive, past the grazing Charolais cattle and you'd think you're in the country, not urban Hounslow. Surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London.

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Eltham Palace & Gardens

London

Eltham Palace is a 1930s Art Deco visitor attractions in London. There are also extensive grounds open for public viewing.

The Beale Arboretum

Barnet

The Beale Arboretum was founded by Edward Beale in 1963, developed further by Trevor Beale and is now run by Andrew Beale with a staff team of three. There are over 800 species of trees from around the world, as well as two Plant Heritage National collections of Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) and Taxodium (Swamp Cypress). Other impressive trees include a 250 year old Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree), a 150 year old Cedrus atlantica (Atlantic cedar), Sequoia sempervirens (Coastal redwood), and Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Sequoia).

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Down House Garden

Downe

With its unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House, the family home of world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin, is a must-see. It was in the gardens at Down House that Darwin developed many of his groundbreaking ideas on evolution and natural selection. They were both an outdoor laboratory for his experiments and a place where he could reflect deeply upon their meaning.

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Capel Manor Gardens

Enfield

Our beautiful 30 acre estate, first established in the late 13th century, provides a colourful and scented oasis surrounding a Georgian Manor House and Victorian Stables. It offers a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at Greater London’s only Specialist College for those interested in plants, animals and the environment.

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