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Discover eight inspirational English gardens.

Hop across the pond to find eight of the most beautiful English gardens

For a list of English gardens start with the “Garden Finder” at the Royal Horticultural Society website. If you can’t visit personally, take a web tour!

Chelsea Flower Show

A glorious annual garden event sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society, the Chelsea Flower Show is a riot of colours, scents and sensations held in London.

The Eden Project

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

This formal garden in London is absolute magic with over 122 ha (300 acres) to explore. Visit the arboretum, water and rock gardens and the famous glasshouses.

Columbia Road Flower Market

A bustling gardeners’ market in East London where you’ll find everything from flora to garden antiques and accessories.

The Eden Project

Explore the incredible diversity of plants, crops and landscapes on the planet. A former industrial site, today Eden boasts the largest educational greenhouse in the world, one of several onsite that replicate natural biomes around the globe.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

One of the most mysterious and alluring gardens tucked deep in the countryside, Heligan was the estate of the Tremayne family for over 400 years and has now been restored to its former wonder and glory.

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Rosemoor Garden

Donated by Lady Anne Berry, this 3.2-ha (8-acre) national garden in Devon is internationally recognized and includes formal rose, herb, shrubbery and naturalized stream gardens.

Westonbirt National Arboretum

This spectacular tree garden is a historical collection of over 3,000 different trees and shrub species on over 243 ha (600 acres).

The Isles of Scilly

Well worth the trek over water, the tropical Tresco Abbey Garden is home to over 20,000 exotic plant species from over 80 countries. Test your knowledge of zones and imagine what you might be able to coax to grow here at home.