Days Out Ideas

Incredible gardens to explore this summer

Written by Helen

Let’s go on a day to some gardens in the sun,
To see stunning wildlife, plants and have some fun!
From Furzey Gardens, Forbidden Gardens and more,
You’ll be spoilt for choice with these places to explore!

Furzey Gardens

Lyndhurst

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These magical gardens are hiding over 30 fairy doors for you to hunt out . You will also find a variety of tree houses, lookout towers and an adventure playground.
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Trentham Gardens

Stoke on Trent

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Take a stroll around these award winning gardens no matter the time of year and you will find stunning flowers and plants. Children will enjoy the superb adventure playground and spotting the fairies along the fairy trail.
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The Alnwick Garden

Northumberland

Throughout the year the gardens are full of life and colour! There’s also a giant treehouse that the kids will love exploring, it’s one of the largest in the world!
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Cornwall


The Lost Gardens of Heligan cover over 200 acres. You can walk through the jungle where there are tropical trees, colourful plants and vibrant foliage creating an exotic oasis; it’s hard to believe you’re still in Cornwall!
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Bowood

Wiltshire

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In the gardens at Bowood you will find gorgeous flowers and landscaped parkland! If you wander around the gardens you will also find a waterfall, grottos and a hermits cave. Bowood is also home to Tractor Ted!
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Picton Castle and Gardens

Pembrokeshire


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The gardens at Picton Castle are great for everyone to explore, with stunning and unusual plants, woodlands and lakes. There’s also a woodland trail to follow and an adventure playground for the kids.
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Westonbirt Arboretum

Tetbury

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This arboretum is well known for its internationally renowned tree collection. All year round you can take one of the many walks to see the stunning collection, plus the kids can enjoy the different play zones and interactive quizzes around the arboretum.
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Logan Botanical Gardens

near Port Logan


These beautiful gardens are a must if you’re in the area! You can see a range of exotic and rare plants that burst into life in spring and summer creating a tropical paradise.
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Forbidden Corner

Layburn

 
Photo Credit: The Forbidden Corner Facebook

Winner of the White Rose Awards 2015, Forbidden Corner’s four acres of labyrinths, grottos, walled gardens, statues and passages are great to explore. You’re not provided with a map so you have to find your own way around, which is all part of the fun.
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