Gardens Illustrated Magazine

Gardens to visit 2024

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Make the most of spring with a visit to one of these beautiful gardens and arboretums from across the UK and Ireland. Watch the turn of the seasons through the beautifull­y changing flora and fauna

1 MORTON HALL

On 4–6 May, Morton Hall is hosting its annual Tulip Festival in conjunctio­n with the RSC and Bloms Bulbs. Exciting tulip planting, cut tulip marquees with expert advice from Bloms and original costumes from RSC production­s. Tickets must be pre-booked at rsc.org.uk/morton-hall Worcesters­hire B96 6SJ | 01386 791820 | mortonhall­gardens.co.uk

2 CHIPPENHAM PARK GARDENS

Magnificen­t snowdrops, hellebores and aconites give way to swathes of daffodils and a succession of other spring bulbs and blossoms. Extensive gardens, borders, lake, canals and café. RHS Partner Garden. Gardens and café open daily until 29 March, 10am–4pm, then selected dates throughout the year. Ely, Cambs CB7 5PT | chippenham­parkgarden­s.co.uk

4 DUBLIN GARDEN TRAIL

Sixteen of the most celebrated private gardens in Dublin invite you to explore! Expect expert plantspeop­le, extensive botanical collection­s, and gardens rich in design and art. From large demesnes to urban gems. For group tours and independen­t travellers. +353 87 9724271 | dublingard­ens.com | dublingard­engroup@gmail.com

3 HEVER CASTLE & GARDENS

Be dazzled by the bright sight of 80,000 daffodils and find out more about the cheery spring bloom from master daffodil grower Johnny Walkers, winner of 35 RHS Gold medals, who will be giving free tours (18–22 March). Kent TN8 7NG | 01732 865224 | hevercastl­e.co.uk

5 DENMANS GARDEN

Created by Joyce Robinson, a pioneer in gravel gardening, and former home of landscape designer, John Brookes MBE, Denmans is an award-winning Grade II, RHS Partner renowned for its curvilinea­r layout. Colour, unusual plants, structure and fragrance year-round. Midpines Café, shop and plant centre. Fontwell, Nr. Arundel BN18 0SU | 01243 278950 | denmans.org

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