We may only just be saying goodbye to the sun, and reluctantly at that, but that’s not going to stop us thinking about getting back out in to the garden next Spring.
We are already looking forward to the freshly cut lawn and the daffodils sticking their heads up through the soil.
So with that in mind we thought we should be looking for self catering cottages that have a garden or a patio for us to enjoy on our holidays. I am pleased to say that our listings have thousands of great cottages with gardens and we have now made it easier to search for them with a special page 🙂
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If you want to enjoy the splendour and beauty of an English Autumn day then it’s time to check out Exbury Gardens in the New Forest, Hampshire on the south coast.
At this time of Exbury Gardens are full of resplendent and spectacular fiery seasonal colours from maples, dogwoods and deciduous azaleas to the stunning National Collection of Nyssa and Oxydendrum. You can also enjoy a 45 minute self-guided trail leading you to the best of the colour in Yard Wood, with descriptions of over 23 trees associated with the season, and discover arguably the country’s finest display of Nerine sarniensis (the jewel lily) in the Five Arrows Gallery displayed alongside Peter Thwaites inspiring ‘Wild Autumn Art.’
It is a great family day out with over 20 miles of pathways, three woods and parkland to explore. Even the wet cannot spoil the fun – simply put on your waterproof and see a new side to Exbury! In the Gardens children can discover plants that existed before dinosaurs roamed the earth; plants dinosaurs liked to eat; a Chinese Coffin Tree and even the Devil’s Walking Stick!
Exbury is also home to a Steam Railway that runs every day the Gardens are open and a special Halloween ghost train runs during late October.
Find out more about Exbury Gardens including website details and opening times.
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If you own or run a Garden that is open to Visitors in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland we would love to hear from you and give you a free listing in our British and Ireland Gardens to Visit pages.
We want to provide our website visitors with the best selection of gardens to visit while on holiday and so this is a genuinely FREE offer to promote your garden.
Simply contact us via our Facebook, Twitter or here on our blog and we will take it from there.
The weather might not be too wonderful at the second but as they say ‘duck and gardeners will be happy with all this rain’. Well the gardeners gain could well be ours in a few weeks time as many of the wonderful British gardens are in full bloom and open to the public for the summer.
Britain and Ireland are lucky to have a very diverse selection of gardens, with country, city and coastal locations enabling a tremendous variety of planting. So whether you are interesting in seeing some glorious colour flower beds or more interested in well planted grasses, ferns and shrubs you are sure to find a garden for you.
If you want to get out and visit a garden while on a short break or your holiday we have put together a list of over 450 gardens across the UK and Ireland for you to choose from. See Gardens to Visit
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