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Our Choice of UK Garden Events You Can't Miss This Year

CandideUK
Published on January 10th 2022
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Explore some of the most magical gardens in the UK

There is plenty to do and see with the hundreds of gardens open for visiting this spring and host unique events to delight their visitors. It''s a real treat to get out and explore the beautiful locations we're lucky to have right on our doorsteps.
Keep reading to find out more about the incredible events happening across the UK this month.

1) Visit Leonardslee

After being closed for 10 years, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens was nearly lost forever. However, it reopened its doors in 2019 after undergoing one of the largest garden restoration projects in England. These spectacular and ancient gardens are now open for the public to enjoy once again.
With over 240-acres of English woodland gardens set within a steep valley, you can expect to find lakes, woodland areas, and the famous Rock Garden.
Many people in the local area have fond memories of their visits and life around these gardens. Leonardslee aims to protect this magnificent heritage so that future generations get to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna within.
Book tickets to their Spring Sounds and Illuminated Event Below:
  • Book Spring Sounds
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Spring Sounds

Wed 18th May + 8 more

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Leonardslee Illuminated

Fri 25th Nov + 23 more

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Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

After being closed for 10 years, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens was nearly lost forever. However, it reopened its doors in 2019 after undergoing one of the largest garden restoration projects in England. These spectacular and ancient gardens are now open for the public to enjoy once again. With over 240-acres of English woodland gardens set within a steep valley, you can expect to find lakes, woodland areas, and the famous Rock Garden. Many people in the local area have fond memories of their visits and life around these gardens. Leonardslee aims to protect this magnificent heritage so that future generations get to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna within.

2) Visit Driftwood

Though small in size, Driftwood is bursting with character. Since 2004, Geoff Stonebanks has transformed this plot, (a mere 112ft by 40ft) from your standard lawn-and-borders backyard into a paradisal garden wonderland complete with quirky nautical props. His efforts have won him multiple accolades, including a seminal appearance on the BBC’s Gardeners’ World.
Taking inspiration from its scenic coastal location in Seaford, East Sussex, visitors are greeted by a scene of seaside plants thriving among old fish crates and anchors, while the exposed tip of the garden is home to durable plants that can withstand a battering from strong winds and salt spray. In between visitors are submerged in a sea of cottage plants from fuchsias to heucheras. The bijou space also doubles up as an alfresco gallery for the work of local artists.
But the beautifully unfettered borders aren’t the only reason people are drawn here. Stonebanks is not only a superb gardener but a dab hand at baking, and this beautiful garden is the perfect setting to enjoy his homemade cakes.
Driftwood is proudly one of the featured Gardens on the Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail of 2022.
Up to 20 or more gardens from Brighton to Seaford will open their gates in support of Macmillan Cancer Support! The funds from every ticket sold will go directly to help people suffering from cancer. Over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of July, visitors will be able to take part in the trail and see an eclectic mix of private gardens along this stretch of the southeast coastline.
Book tickets to the Visit Driftwood Garden as part of the Coastal Trail Below:

3) Visit Teasses Estate, Scotland

The Teasses Estate is nestled within the hill lands surrounding East Neuk of Fife, just a 20-minute drive from St. Andrews. While much of the estate is still utilised for agricultural activities, you will find beautiful gardens a short distance away.
Discover the fragrant English Rose garden and pond studded with sparkling Water Lilies encircled with Iris and marginal plants. Tour the restored Victorian garden enclosed by canopies laced with apples, plums and pears, leading to the magnificent glasshouse containing the peaches, figs and grapes.
Book tickets to their Events at Teases Below:

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