Spring Splendor in Southeast England: A Tour of Its Majestic Gardens
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Spring Splendor in Southeast England: A Tour of Its Majestic Gardens

February 1, 2024 Share

Discover the beauty of spring in Southeast England’s most magnificent gardens. From the historical Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew to the enchanting Sissinghurst Castle Garden, explore lush landscapes and rich British culture.

As the days get longer and brighter, it’s time to gather your friends and family together to explore the expertly cared-for gardens of the southeast. From the iconic Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew to the famous roses of Sissinghurst, these parks never look more like their best than during springtime. Nature brings these gardens back to life and decks them out with lush greenery and vibrant flowers. 

Not only are they great opportunities to get out in the fresh air, but perusing the great gardens of southeast England gives you a deeper understanding of British culture and wildlife. 

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Pashley Manor Gardens 

The epitome of the traditional English garden, Pashley Manor Gardens offers unparalleled views of the East Sussex countryside. The estate can be traced back to the 13th century to the forebears of Anne Boleyn and it is unusually still privately owned.

Complete with gorgeous woodland covered in a colourful spring carpet of bluebells, lavender and lilies, Pashley Manor is a must-visit spot for those living near the border of Sussex and Kent. Visitors can attend the annual Tulip Festival or enjoy a warm drink and snack at the onsite café. 

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 

Sissinghurst is a famous garden created by Vita Sackville West and is renowned for being one of the most beautiful horticultural spots in Britain. Located just 45 minutes from Boreham House, Sissinghurst is made up of a series of garden rooms, each filled with different planting schemes and unique designs.

Walk at your leisure to discover the rare beauty of the garden and admire the snowdrops, irises, crocuses and hellebore planted for spring. The White Garden provides a refreshing contrast to the colourful parts of the garden. 

Clandon Park 

Travel to Guildford in Surrey to uncover the beautiful gardens of Clandon Park. This National Trust spot is home to a Palladian mansion built in the 1730s, which can be explored on a guided tour during the summer. 

Guildford is easily accessible by train or car so there is no excuse not to make the trip. Perfect for a stroll or informal picnic, you can enjoy the country house and celebrate the work of 18th-century European sculptors. 

Kew Gardens

 A historic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kew Gardens is a former royal estate converted into a botanical garden in the London borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames. It is the largest botanical in the world and home to over 50,000 living plant specimens. 

Not only can you observe a variety of flora, but you can enjoy seasonal food at the Kew Garden café and restaurants.

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