Days out, Gardens

101 events

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Connect with Nature: A Festival of Creativity, Health and Nature

Annual festival spanning ten days with plenty of literature, poetry, exhibitions, art and community events on the relationships between nature, creativity and health.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£5–£25 (£3–£12) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Walkies at Wisley

Bring your dog along for an after-hours walk in the gardens.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Wed 26 Jun

£5–£7 (Members free) / 0845 260 9000

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Christmas at the Botanics

A one mile illuminated trail that winds its way through the garden. Wander beneath the tree canopies bathed in seasonal colour, enjoy the sounds of the Choir of the Trees and keep an eye out for Santa and his elves. There's spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate to warm you up.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Nov

£17 (Children £0–£11) / 0131 248 2909

Sat 23 Nov

£17 (Children £0–£11) / 0131 248 2909

Sun 24 Nov

£17 (Children £0–£11) / 0131 248 2909

…and 28 more dates until 29 Dec

Kids Gardening Days

Children's gardening sessions featuring a variety of different plant-themed activities.

Alexandra Park Garden Centre, London N22

Sat 22 Jun

£3.50

Sat 29 Jun

£3.50

Sat 6 Jul

£3.50

Sat 13 Jul

£3.50

Neal's Nurseries Garden Centre, London SW18

Sat 22 Jun

£3.50

Sat 29 Jun

£3.50

Sat 6 Jul

£3.50

Sat 13 Jul

£3.50

Studley Green Garden Centre, High Wycombe

Sat 22 Jun

£3.50 / 01494 483761

Sat 29 Jun

£3.50 / 01494 483761

Sat 6 Jul

£3.50 / 01494 483761

Sat 13 Jul

£3.50 / 01494 483761

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Leith Hall Mid-Summer Garden Tour

Stroll through the Edwardian gardens of Leith Hall Garden and Estate.

Leith Hall Garden & Estate, Huntly

Fri 21 Jun

£5 (Children free) / 0844 493 2164

The Old Curiosity's Gin Garden Tours

Take a tour of the Secret Herb Garden, the drying room and where they distil the colour-changing Old Curiosity Gin, before trying a glass yourself.

The Secret Herb Garden, Lothianburn

Sun 16 Jun

£15 / 0131 445 5888

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Thu 20 Jun

£15 / 0131 445 5888

  • 13:00

Fri 21 Jun

£15 / 0131 445 5888

  • 13:00
…and 53 more dates until 21 Sep

The Power of Food Festival

A festival hosted by community food gardens across Edinburgh, giving foodies the chance to go on location and experience how grub is grown.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sat 20 Jul

Free Included in Garden entry, pre-book entry for 10% discount. / 01483224234

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 21 Jul

Free Included in Garden entry, pre-book entry for 10% discount. / 01483224234

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Garden Tour

Guided tour of Balmoral Gardens.

Balmoral Castle, Ballater

Sat 6 Jul

013397 42534

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Kent County Show

'The Garden of England' shows off its best livestock in this three-day showcase. Alongside the critters expect a flower show, food tent, craft show, vintage vehicles and the Kent Spitfire flying overhead.

Kent Showground, Maidstone

Fri 5 Jul

£23 (Family £50; ages 5–15 £7; under 5s free) / 01622 630975

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Sat 6 Jul

£23 (Family £50; ages 5–15 £7; under 5s free) / 01622 630975

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Jul

£23 (Family £50; ages 5–15 £7; under 5s free) / 01622 630975

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Open Gardens Butterwick

Explore the six gardens around the village of Butterwick and enjoy homemade refreshments, plant stalls, tombola and a raffle.

St Andrew's Church, Boston

Sun 30 Jun

£3–£4 (under 16s free) / 01205 837186

  • 14:00 – 18:00

Paws at the Palace

A day of games, parades, classes and markets for dogs and their humans to enjoy.

Scone Palace, Perth

Sun 30 Jun

£5.50–£12.50 / 01738 552300

Specialist Plant Show

Annual plant show with displays of unusual and colourful plants.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sun 16 Jun

£7.25–£14.50 Free with normal Garden entry / 0845 260 9000

  • 09:00 – 17:30

Spencer House Garden Open Days

Explore the gardens of the private palace that was built by an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Spencer House, London SW1A

Sun 16 Jun

£18 (£15) / 020 7514 1958

Sun 30 Jun

£18 (£15) / 020 7514 1958

Summer Fest at Waddesdon Manor

Two-day festival with street theatre and eccentric performances. There will also be street vendors, artisan makers and activities for kids on hand.

Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sat 6 Jul

£5–£16 Booking advisable, admission applies (£12.50–£40 Booking advisable, admission applies; Children £2.50–£8 Booking advisable, admission applies) / 1296 820414

Sun 7 Jul

£5–£16 Booking advisable, admission applies (£12.50–£40 Booking advisable, admission applies; Children £2.50–£8 Booking advisable, admission applies) / 1296 820414

Wisley Live! Lates

Late evening opening with live music.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Fri 21 Jun

£7.25–£14.50 (Members free) / 0845 260 9000

  • 18:00 – 21:00

12,000 Years of Combat

The tented encampments of five renowned living history groups and many individual historical re-enactors reflects over 12,000 years of local and Castle history with crafts, costume, and combat displays from the Stone Age to the Victorians.

Arundel Castle

Sat 24 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £13 (Children £11; Family £51) / 01903 882173

Sun 25 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £13 (Children £11; Family £51) / 01903 882173

Mon 26 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £13 (Children £11; Family £51) / 01903 882173

Althorp Open House Season

Althorp House flings its doors wide open during its opening season, where guests can discover its interiors and private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.

Althorp House

Mon 1 Jul

£18.50–£20 (£16–£17.50; Family £45–£48; Children £11; under 5s free) / 01604 770107

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tue 2 Jul

£18.50–£20 (£16–£17.50; Family £45–£48; Children £11; under 5s free) / 01604 770107

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Jul

£18.50–£20 (£16–£17.50; Family £45–£48; Children £11; under 5s free) / 01604 770107

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 56 more dates until 31 Aug

Autumn Gift & Craft Fair

Gift and craft fair with over 90s stalls hawking wares, from jewellery and decorative glassware to jams and chutneys.

Lamport Hall, Northampton

Sat 12 Oct

01604 686272

  • 10:00 – 16:00
  • 10:00 – 16:00

Ayr & District Flower Show

Flower show based around horticulture, focusing on the plants and traders, with a range of exhibits on show ranging from begonias to pansies, vegetables to bonsai and floral art to photography, as well as entertainment throughout the day and a food fair.

Ayr Racecourse

Fri 16 Aug

£5 / 07803782821

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 17 Aug

£5 / 07803782821

  • 10:00 – 17:00

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Wed 17 Jul

£5–£9 Adult ?9, child ?5 for members and non-members. To book please visit the website. / 01483224234

  • 21:00 – 23:00

Bat Walk at Wisley

Discover the secret world of bats on an evening walk at RHS Garden Wisley organised by The Surrey Bat Group.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Thu 8 Aug

£5–£9 / 01483224234

  • 20:30 – 22:30

BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Expert advice, nursery growers, demos, talks and more at this gardener's delight. With appearances from Monty Don, Diarmuid Gavin, Carol Klein and Joe Swift.

NEC, Birmingham

Sun 16 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £25 / 020 3405 4286

Beekeeper for a Day Experience

Learn about the work of a beekeeper and give it a go yourself.

Elm Farm, Langtoft

Sat 22 Jun

£104.17

Sat 13 Jul

£104.17

Sat 3 Aug

£104.17

Mon 5 Aug

£104.17

Birds and Botany at Aberlady

Ranger-led walk through the nature reserve with John Harrison.

Aberlady Local Nature Reserve, Longniddry

Sat 6 Jul

£3

  • 15:30 – 18:30