The ten best gardens to visit in the Midlands this August

Enjoy the acres of green space and chirping nature across the Midlands this August. Have a read through our list to pinpoint exactly which gardens you should be heading to.

Doddington Garden to visit midlands

The Midlands is a region full of cultural and historical significance. Not only does it have a high concentration of historic houses, but many of the houses in the region possess some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. With the weather we’ve already been treated to this summer, it’d be a waste not to spend the sunny days visiting the blossoming Gardens that act as the heart and soul of counties such as Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire.

Without further ado, here are the ten best gardens to visit in this part of the country…

East Midlands Gardens

Did you know?

Many say that the Midlands is full of grounded people. Well, that’s no surprise as the man who discovered gravity – Sir Isaac Newton – was born and raised in the Midlands. Yep, that’s right, arguably the most ground-breaking and influential scientist in history grew up in Grantham, East Midlands.

If you’re heading towards any historic houses in this area, keep an eye out for perhaps the most famous apple tree in the world!

West Midlands Gardens

Did you know?

Another staple of British history born and raised in the Midlands is William Shakespeare. The playwright and poet was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and went on to become widely regarded as the greatest writer of his time. Despite spending much of his acting and writing career in London, he spent both his early years and his later years in the West Midlands, before his death in 1616.

Berkeley Castle Shakespeare portrait

South Midlands Gardens

Visit the Midlands without a car

While your first thought might be to jump in a car and drive over to the houses and gardens you see here, we’re really keen to encourage you to think about alternative means of transport to visit these wonderful places. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Good Journey to help you design more sustainable routes for your trip to historic houses and gardens. Take a look at their website for further information.

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Forde Abbey in Somerset

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