RHS Recommended Gardens
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own garden, or just want to relax and enjoy some beautiful surroundings, there are plenty of gardens well worth a visit right across the UK.
For users of IHG Weekend Breaks, the Royal Horticultural Society has handpicked some of the finest gardens (over 140 in fact!) so you can really explore all that the UK gardens have to offer. The chosen gardens showcase the highest standards of design, planting, nursery growing and landscaping, and a huge diversity of styles and sizes, so there really is something for everyone.
The RHS Recommended Gardens
RHS members can gain free entry to its very own gardens at Wisley, Rosemoor, Harlow Carr, and Hyde Hall and here in IHG Weekend Breaks, you can find out more about them:
Harlow Carr Garden
Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape. It seeks to push the boundaries of design and planting styles, creating displays that are beautiful but on occasion, also provocative. Careful gardening techniques, reflecting our respect for the environment, ensure that flourishing wildlife can also be enjoyed on a visit to the garden.
Hyde Hall Garden
A visit to the 360-acre Hyde Hall estate is unforgettable in any season and allows visitors to immerse themselves in nature. Hyde Hall is in an area of Essex that has very low rainfall, and this factor combined with the soil conditions and exposed nature of the site makes it a challenging area to garden in. The garden showcases that by choosing the right plants for the right places and by working with the prevailing conditions, it is possible to create a garden of beauty.
If you are looking for inspiration and a relaxing day out, come to RHS Garden Rosemoor and stroll around our enchanting 65-acre garden. Rosemoor is a garden of intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides. Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated, and with both formal and informal gardens - as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces - there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again.
The flagship garden of the RHS, Wisley captures the imagination with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and the state-of-the-art new Glasshouse. Gifted to the Society in 1903, Wisley has evolved over time into a world-class garden. In the trials fields, the finest flowers and vegetables are identified from the countless new introductions. Elsewhere in the garden, cultivation techniques are tried and tested, and a series of model gardens answers the needs of a variety of conditions and circumstances.
You can see exactly where the RHS recommended gardens are, amongst 136 others, throughout the UK by using our interactive map below. Simply select an area by clicking on the green circle in the map. The number within the circle denotes how many gardens are in that location. Happy finding!