Our pick of 5 gardens to visit in or near London this August 2021! Having spent so much time indoors over the past year, treat yourself with a visit to one of the beautiful green spaces in the capital, or visit some beautiful gardens located within driving distance of London.
Treat yourself to a wonderful day out!
Buckingham Palace Gardens
Buckingham Palace Garden is open to visitors until 19 September 2021. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the largest private garden in London, home to the Queen! You are even allowed to picnic with views of Buckingham Palace. Tickets are in high demand and selling out fast!
The East Terrace Garden at Windsor Castle is open to the public on weekends during the summer, until 5 September 2021. A unique chance to view a garden that is normally not open to the public. The large formal garden was created by George IV in the 1820s, and there are wonderful views towards Windsor parkland. Entry is included in a standard Windsor Castle ticket on weekends.
Hampton Court Palace is home to some spectacular gardens. Lose yourself in the most famous maze in the world, still baffling visitors after 300 years. See the Privy Garden, now restored to its former glory and complete with its intricate Tijou Screen. Discover the sunken gardens created for Henry VIII and transformed by Mary II. Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden!
A wonderful way to spend a day out in the fresh air with a visit to Kew, the world-famous Royal Botanical Gardens. There are over 50,000 living plants to be found across theUNESCO World Heritage site. And with flowers in blooms and leaves on the trees, summer is a wonderful time to book a visit!
The loveliest castle in the world with over 500 acres of garden and parkland. Located in Kent, just 1 hour from London by car. Lose yourself in the Maze which consists of 2,400 yew trees. Explore the Princess Alexandra Gardens, a vibrant burst of colour with a carpet of Daffodils, Narcissi and Anemones. See the Culpeper Garden, a very English garden featuring Roses, Lupins, Poppies, with exotic blooms mixed in to create a profusion of colour and scent. And relax and enjoy superb views across the Great Water from the Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden Terraces.
Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire is home to some spectacular gardens! Its about a 60-90 minute drive from London, and well worth the trip. The gardens were the vision of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, who created the Manor at the end of the 19th century. The gardens are an exceptional example of late Victorian garden design, and highlights include the Parterre & Carpet Bedding, Aviary garden, water garden, woodland playground and more.
This garden is sure to impress with a visit this August!