Voting for the UK's Best 100 Gardens has now drawn to a close and we can officially announce the top 100, as voted for by Garden News readers. 

best garden in the uk

  1. Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland

  2. Bangor Castle, Northern Ireland

  3. Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Best garden in the south east

  1. Great Dixter, Sussex

  2. Ulting Wick, Essex

  3. The Beth Chatto Gardens, Essex

best garden in the south west

  1. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

  2. Trengwainton, Cornwall

  3. Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Somerset

best garden in scotland

  1. Cawdor Castle, Inverness

  2. St Andrews Botanic Garden, Fife

  3. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

best garden in the north east

  1. RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire

  2. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

  3. Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire

best garden in the north west

  1. Arley Hall and Gardens, Cheshire

  2. Sizergh, Cumbria

  3. Ness Botanic Gardens, Liverpool

best garden in northern ireland

  1. Bangor Castle, County Down

  2. Botanic Gardens, Belfast

  3. Castle Ward, County Down

best garden in wales

  1. National Botanic Garden of Wales, Camarthenshire

  2. Aberglasney Gardens, Camarthenshire

  3. Bodnant Gardens, Conwy

best garden in the midlands

  1. Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland

  2. Stockton Bury Gardens, Herefordshire

  3. Evenley Wood, Northamptonshire



(In alphabetical order)

Iford Manor, Wiltshire

Inverewe, Ross-shire, Scotland

Kiftsgate Court, Gloucestershire

Leeds Castle, Kent

Levens Hall, Cumbria

Logan Botanic Garden, Dumfries, Scotland

Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire

Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland 

Nymans, Sussex

Packwood House, Warwickshire

Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire

Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Powis Castle, Powys

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon

RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey

Rowallane Garden, Northern Ireland

Sheffield Park, Sussex

Sir Harold Hillier Garden, Hampshire

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Spetchley Park, Worcestershire

Stone House Cottage Garden, Worcestershire

Stourhead, Wiltshire

Studley Royal Water Garden, Yorkshire

Sudeley Castle Gardens, Gloucestershire

Tanglewood Wild Garden, Cornwall

Tatton Park, Cheshire

The Argory, Northern Ireland

The Garden House, Devon

Threave Gardens, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Trebah Garden, Cornwall

Treborth Botanic Garden, Gwynedd

Veddw House, Monmouthshire

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Walled Garden at Scampston, Yorkshire

West Dean, Sussex

Wyken Hall Gardens, Suffolk


Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Dorset

Antrim Castle, Northern Ireland

Audley End, Essex

Batsford Arboretum, Gloucestershire 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Blickling Hall, Norfolk

Bressingham Gardens, Norfolk

Bury Court, Surrey

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Chelsea Physic Garden, London

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Coton Manor, Northamptonshire

Cragside, Northumberland

Crook Hall, Durham

Down House, The Home of Charles Darwin, Surrey

Drumlanrig Castle, Scotland

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens, Norfolk

Eden Project, Cornwall

Eltham Palace, London

Exbury Gardens, Hampshire

Explorers Garden, Perthshire, Scotland

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, Norfolk

Floors Castle, Borders, Scotland

Florence Court Kitchen Garden, Northern Ireland

Geilston House, Dumbarton, Scotland

Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Northumberland

Glenarm Castle, Northern Ireland

Great Comp, Kent

Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire

Helmingham Hall, Suffolk

Helmsley Walled Garden, North Yorkshire

Hestercombe House, Somerset

Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire 

High Beeches Gardens, Sussex

Holehird Gardens, Cumbria

Houghton Hall, Norfolk