Welcome to the Great Gardens to Visit website

Here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit to hundreds of glorious gardens right across the UK.

To access the gardens, simply click on the gardens tab on the left-hand side of this screen and select the region you are interested in from the drop down menu. Once you have accessed an individual gardens web page, you can link direct to their full website by simply clicking on their website address. The same applies if you wish to email them – simply click on their email address.

New Feature. We’ve added a Search facility to make getting around the site easier. If you know the name of the garden you want to find out about, just type the name in the Search Box and press the magnifying glass to the right to see the results. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Great Gardens to Visit website.


COMING SOON! GREAT GARDENS TO VISIT 2015

COVER 2015 Page 1 2 2 HomeAvailable from early December 2014.

Makes the perfect Christmas gift for family and friends.

Features over 100 beautiful gardens right across the UK.

Plan all your garden visits for 2015 whilst curled up in front of the fire this winter.

The retail price in shops for this beautiful book will be £12.99.

If you would like to purchase a copy at a special ‘early bird’ price, please send a cheque, made payable to Publicity Works Ltd, for £8.00 (includes postage & packing) to Gardens to Visit, Dan y Ser, Rhyd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ST.

Books will be sent to you on publication in early December, well in time for Christmas.

NB. Please ensure you include the delivery address you would like the book sent to, along with your cheque, when you order.


Great Gardens to Visit – Garden of the Month – Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

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Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester. Developed since then into a 30-acre grade 1 listed magnificent woodland valley garden.

World famous for it’s Camellia Groves, Magnolias, Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections. In summer it is awash with colour.

Since the restoration after the great storm of 1990 many new and exotic plants have been introduced. The garden is now a mixture of formal and informal, with a charming walled garden and spectacular woodland valley views.

Facilities include a Colonial Restaurant for lunches, snacks and drinks, a Plant Centre and quality Gift Shop. Events and concerts are presented during the year.

The Floodlighting of the Garden at the end of October  should not be missed. Check the website for details.

Details to help you plan a visit are here


Discover Britain’s Gardens

Summer 2014 cover HomeDiscover Britain’s Gardens is currently a seasonal magazine which is published four times a year – spring, summer, autumn, winter.

The July – August edition is just published and includes a special feature on the glorious gardens of Yorkshire.

If you are interested in visiting Britain’s Great Gardens then this is the magazine for you.

Discover Britain’s Gardens is packed with glorious garden photographs, great ideas on gardens to visit, competitions, quizzes and news on forthcoming events.

In this edition, there are Free tickets for some of your favourite gardens.

To find out how to buy the magazine, please click here


Garden-themed Holidays

holiday234 HomeTony Russell leads a number of garden-themed holidays, covering all parts of the world.

To find out more about a garden-themed holiday please click here

The Garden Holidays page features an article, originally published in the Telegraph, that gives an enjoyable account of  a garden-themed holiday that Tony Russell led.

The Garden Holidays page also has a brief description and links to two companies that Tony Russell works with.


Tony Russell – Photographic Library
Tony Russell – Photographic Library
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Photographic Library

Over the last ten years, Tony Russell has built up a digital photographic library of some 12,000 high quality publishable images relating to trees, shrubs, flowers, gardens and landscapes.

These images are now available for others to use.

The pictures are not available elsewhere – they are exclusive to Gardens to Visit.

They may be of special value to Magazine Editors, Writers and Journalists in illustrating articles and magazine features. To find out more details please go here.


BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine – 100 amazing facts about trees

Tony Russell writes for BBC Gardeners’ World magazine and this article “100 Amazing  Facts about Trees” provides a wealth of fascinating  information.

Click here to download the article. You will need Adobe Reader to open the article.


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