Children playing in garden

Gardens for children

Gardens can give children a great sense of freedom, beauty and enjoyment, especially if they don't have easy access to nature in their home environment. Gardens are also full of interesting things to look for and think about, and can provide children with hours of fun and stimulation. Gardens can even support your child's education by helping to cover areas of the National Curriculum.

Children are very welcome visitors in NGS gardens, though of course, just like adult visitors, they need to stay safe and respect other people's enjoyment of the garden. Some gardens may be less suitable for children due to safety reasons.

Click here to download the Numberjacks & NGS garden activity sheetClick here to download a garden activity sheet for children, created by the NGS and the children's television brand Numberjacks. 

Below, you will find a list of exceptionally good NGS gardens for children.

 

 

Please enter the date range you would like to search on.

 
    
<p>You can refine the selection geographically by entering a county, city, town, village or postcode into the box & clicking Search.</p><p>The distance slider is available when a full postcode has been entered; click Search to update the results.</p>

Search
Your results from 01 January 2017
164 gardens found
Shown as
in

Click on a garden for further details

Hampshire
Open by arrangement April to August

2017.06.03
Devon
Saturday 3 June (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 4 June (1 - 5pm)

2017.06.25
West Sussex
Sunday 25 June (11am - 5pm)

2017.04.23
Devon
Sunday 23 April (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 30 April (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.04.30
South Yorkshire
Sunday 30 April (10.30am - 4.30pm)
Monday 1 May (10.30am - 4.30pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.27
Hampshire
Saturday 27 May (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 28 May (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

Shropshire
Open by arrangement May to July

2017.03.25
Herefordshire
Saturday 25 March (11am - 4pm)
Sunday 26 March (11am - 4pm)
More dates available.

2017.07.29
Derbyshire
Saturday 29 July (1 - 6pm)
Sunday 30 July (1 - 6pm)

2017.04.20
Essex
Thursday 20 April (11am - 4pm)
Thursday 27 April (11am - 4pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.28
North Humberside
Sunday 28 May (12 - 5.30pm)

2017.05.07
Sussex
Sunday 7 May (1 - 5pm)

2017.04.23
Derbyshire
Sunday 23 April (12 - 4.30pm)
Sunday 21 May (12 - 4.30pm)
More dates available.

2017.04.25
Sussex
Tuesday 25 April (2 - 5pm)
Tuesday 16 May (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.10
West Midlands
Wednesday 10 May (10am - 6pm)

2017.05.21
Northumberland
Sunday 21 May (1 - 4.30pm)

2017.06.18
Wiltshire
Sunday 18 June (2.30 - 5.30pm)

2017.05.27
Sussex
Saturday 27 May (10am - 6pm)
Monday 2 October (10am - 5pm)

2017.07.02
Shropshire
Sunday 2 July (2 - 6pm)

2017.02.25
Cheshire
Saturday 25 February (1 - 4pm)
Sunday 26 February (1 - 4pm)
More dates available.

Ceredigion
Open by arrangement

2017.05.28
Powys
Sunday 28 May (11am - 5pm)
Sunday 15 October (11am - 4pm)

2017.06.04
Gwent
Sunday 4 June (2 - 6pm)
Sunday 8 October (2 - 5pm)

2017.07.02
Northamptonshire
Sunday 2 July (10am - 5.30pm)

2017.06.18
Glamorgan
Sunday 18 June (11am - 5pm)

2017.07.02
Oxfordshire
Sunday 2 July (2 - 6pm)

2017.05.11
Cheshire
Thursday 11 May (11am - 5pm)

2017.06.04
Surrey
Sunday 4 June (10am - 6pm)
Sunday 8 October (10am - 6pm)

2017.05.29
Buckinghamshire
Monday 29 May (2 - 6pm)

2017.05.28
Lancashire
Sunday 28 May (11am - 5pm)
Monday 29 May (11am - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.13
Saturday 13 May (10am - 5pm)
Sunday 14 May (10am - 5pm)

2017.08.06
Northumberland
Sunday 6 August (1 - 5pm)

2017.02.26
Durham
Sunday 26 February (10am - 4pm)
Sunday 2 April (10am - 4pm)

2017.06.10
Gloucestershire
Saturday 10 June (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 11 June (2 - 5pm)

2017.04.30
Hampshire
Sunday 30 April (2 - 6pm)
Monday 1 May (2 - 6pm)
More dates available.

Dorset
Open by arrangement April to September

2017.06.25
London
Sunday 25 June (2 - 5.30pm)

2017.09.03
Gwent
Sunday 3 September (1.30 - 5pm)

2017.06.04
Shropshire
Sunday 4 June (1 - 5pm)
Tuesday 6 June (1 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.07
Lancashire
Sunday 7 May (12 - 5pm)
Sunday 11 June (12 - 5pm)

2017.07.01
Glamorgan
Saturday 1 July (11am - 5pm)
Sunday 2 July (11am - 5pm)

2017.06.11
Warwickshire
Sunday 11 June (12 - 5pm)

2017.06.18
Glamorgan
Sunday 18 June (11am - 5pm)

2017.06.11
Cumbria
Sunday 11 June (12 - 5pm)

2017.04.17
Shropshire
Monday 17 April (2 - 5pm)
Wednesday 7 June (9.30am - 1pm)
More dates available.

2017.02.26
Nottinghamshire
Sunday 26 February (12 - 4pm)
Sunday 17 September (1 - 5pm)

2017.06.03
Sussex
Saturday 3 June (10am - 5pm)
Sunday 4 June (10am - 5pm)
More dates available.

Berkshire
For opening times and information, please phone 01189 302221, email peter.carson@englefield.co.uk or visit www.englefieldestate.co.uk.

2017.07.22
Kent
Saturday 22 July (12 - 4pm)
Sunday 23 July (12 - 4pm)
More dates available.

2017.04.02
Somerset
Sunday 2 April (2 - 5pm)

2017.07.29
Hertfordshire
Saturday 29 July (12 - 6pm)
Sunday 30 July (12 - 6pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.03
Sussex
Wednesday 3 May (2 - 5pm)
Wednesday 10 May (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.07
Bedfordshire
Sunday 7 May (2 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 13 August (2 - 5.30pm)

2017.05.21
London
Sunday 21 May (1 - 6pm)

2017.06.25
Hampshire
Sunday 25 June (2 - 4pm)

2017.06.03
Hampshire
Saturday 3 June (2 - 6pm)
Sunday 4 June (2 - 6pm)

2017.02.12
Kent
Sunday 12 February (12 - 4pm)
Sunday 26 March (12 - 4pm)
More dates available.

2017.09.10
London
Sunday 10 September (1.30 - 5.30pm)

2017.05.31
Powys
Wednesday 31 May (10.30am - 4.30pm)

2017.05.07
Essex
Sunday 7 May (10am - 5pm)
Sunday 15 October (10am - 5pm)

2017.02.12
London
Sunday 12 February (11am - 3pm)
Sunday 19 February (11am - 3pm)
More dates available.

2017.06.17
West Midlands
Saturday 17 June (1 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 18 June (1 - 5.30pm)

2017.06.24
Devon
Saturday 24 June (11am - 6pm)
Sunday 25 June (11am - 6pm)

2017.05.07
Surrey
Sunday 7 May (10am - 5pm)

2017.04.30
Gloucestershire
Sunday 30 April (2 - 6pm)
Monday 1 May (2 - 6pm)

2017.05.07
Cumbria
Sunday 7 May (12 - 5pm)

2017.03.07
Somerset
Tuesday 7 March (10am - 5pm)
Tuesday 6 June (10am - 5pm)

2017.07.28
Cornwall
Friday 28 July (10am - 5pm)
Saturday 29 July (10am - 5pm)

2017.05.27
Cambridgeshire
Saturday 27 May (1 - 5pm)

2017.04.30
West Sussex
Sunday 30 April (10am - 6pm)
Wednesday 31 May (10am - 6pm)

2017.06.11
Cambridgeshire
Sunday 11 June (2 - 5.30pm)

2017.02.19
Warwickshire
Sunday 19 February (11am - 4pm)
Saturday 2 September (11am - 5pm)

2017.05.21
London
Sunday 21 May (1 - 6pm)

2017.04.02
Cumbria
Sunday 2 April (10am - 5pm)
Thursday 13 July (10am - 5pm)

2017.07.22
Dorset
Saturday 22 July (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 23 July (1 - 5pm)

2017.04.13
Yorkshire
Thursday 13 April (11am - 3pm)
Thursday 20 April (11am - 3pm)

2017.06.03
Yorkshire
Saturday 3 June (11am - 5pm)
Sunday 4 June (11am - 5pm)

2017.08.06
Northamptonshire
Sunday 6 August (11am - 5pm)

2017.04.16
Devon
Sunday 16 April (2 - 5.30pm)
Monday 17 April (2 - 5.30pm)
More dates available.

Dorset
For opening times and information, please phone 01305 215003, email events@kmc.ac.uk or visit www.morekmc.com.

2017.02.26
Dorset
Sunday 26 February (10am - 4pm)
Sunday 28 May (10am - 6pm)
More dates available.

2017.02.19
Hampshire
Sunday 19 February (2 - 5pm)
Monday 20 February (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.07.02
Buckinghamshire
Sunday 2 July (1 - 6pm)

2017.04.02
Gwent
Sunday 2 April (2 - 5pm)

2017.05.21
Gwynedd
Sunday 21 May (11am - 4pm)
Sunday 25 June (11am - 4pm)

2017.06.11
Glamorgan
Sunday 11 June (2 - 6pm)

2017.04.30
Cumbria
Sunday 30 April (2 - 5.30pm)
Monday 1 May (10.30am - 2pm)
More dates available.

Devon
For opening times and information, please phone 01752 691749, email lorna.lukesland@gmail.com or visit www.lukesland.co.uk.

2017.07.16
Wiltshire
Sunday 16 July (11am - 5pm)

2017.06.11
Hampshire
Sunday 11 June (2 - 5pm)
Wednesday 14 June (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.21
Kent
Sunday 21 May (11am - 5.30pm)

2017.04.23
Gloucestershire
Sunday 23 April (2 - 6pm)
Sunday 14 May (10.30am - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.21
Herefordshire
Sunday 21 May (2 - 5pm)

Yorkshire
For opening times and information, please phone 01423 322583, email info@newbyhall.com or visit www.newbyhall.com.

2017.06.04
Cheshire
Sunday 4 June (10am - 5pm)

2017.06.25
West Sussex
Sunday 25 June (11am - 5pm)

2017.04.30
East Sussex
Sunday 30 April (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 4 June (1 - 5pm)

Northamptonshire
Open by arrangement March to July

2017.02.12
Herefordshire
Sunday 12 February (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 26 March (1 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.04.09
Hampshire
Sunday 9 April (2 - 6pm)
Sunday 11 June (2 - 6pm)

2017.05.07
Nottinghamshire
Sunday 7 May (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 11 June (12 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.27
Cambridgeshire
Saturday 27 May (2 - 5.30pm)

2017.02.26
Sussex
Sunday 26 February (11am - 3.30pm)
Sunday 19 March (10.30am - 4pm)
More dates available.

2017.03.19
Dorset
Sunday 19 March (1.30 - 4.30pm)
Wednesday 5 April (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.07
Warwickshire
Sunday 7 May (2.30 - 5pm)

2017.04.16
West Sussex
Sunday 16 April (2 - 5pm)

2017.06.04
London
Sunday 4 June (2.30 - 5.30pm)

2017.06.18
London
Sunday 18 June (2 - 6pm)
Sunday 16 July (2 - 6pm)

Hampshire
For opening times and information, please phone 01590 612307 or visit www.fairweathers.co.uk.

2017.06.11
London
Sunday 11 June (2.30 - 5.30pm)

2017.07.16
Sussex
Sunday 16 July (12 - 4pm)

2017.09.13
Kent
Wednesday 13 September (10.30am - 6pm)

2017.04.30
Essex
Sunday 30 April (2 - 5pm)

2017.05.10
Yorkshire
Wednesday 10 May (12 - 5pm)
Wednesday 14 June (12 - 5pm)
More dates available.

Devon
For opening times and information, please phone 01803 872939, email raybrown@plant-world-seeds.com or visit www.plant-world-gardens.co.uk.

2017.04.22
Cheshire
Saturday 22 April (1.30 - 4.30pm)
Sunday 23 April (1.30 - 4.30pm)

2017.04.09
Northamptonshire
Sunday 9 April (2 - 6pm)
Saturday 17 June (11am - 6pm)
More dates available.

2017.07.09
Kent
Sunday 9 July (10am - 5pm)

2017.05.16
Derbyshire
Tuesday 16 May (10.30am - 4pm)
Tuesday 20 June (10.30am - 4pm)

2017.06.18
Dorset
Sunday 18 June (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 2 July (1 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.04.17
Buckinghamshire
Monday 17 April (2 - 5pm)

2017.04.25
Kent
Tuesday 25 April (10.30am - 5pm)
Wednesday 17 May (10.30am - 5pm)

2017.04.09
Somerset
Sunday 9 April (2 - 5pm)

2017.06.17
Herefordshire
Saturday 17 June (10am - 4pm)
Sunday 18 June (10am - 4pm)

2017.04.09
London
Sunday 9 April (10.30am - 4.30pm)
Sunday 21 May (10.30am - 4.30pm)
More dates available.

2017.04.23
Hertfordshire
Sunday 23 April (2 - 7pm)
Sunday 14 May (2 - 7pm)
More dates available.

2017.07.20
Dorset
Thursday 20 July (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 23 July (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.04.29
Hampshire
Saturday 29 April (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 30 April (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.06.19
Sussex
Monday 19 June (9.30am - 4pm)
Tuesday 20 June (9.30am - 4pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.14
Sussex
Sunday 14 May (2 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 9 July (2 - 5.30pm)
More dates available.

2017.06.11
Sunday 11 June (1 - 5pm)

2017.04.15
Glamorgan
Saturday 15 April (2 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 16 April (2 - 5.30pm)

2017.05.28
Somerset
Sunday 28 May (2 - 5.30pm)
Monday 29 May (2 - 5.30pm)

2017.05.14
London
Sunday 14 May (2 - 5.30pm)

2017.06.04
Surrey
Sunday 4 June (2 - 5pm)

2017.05.21
London
Sunday 21 May (2 - 6pm)

2017.03.19
Devon
Sunday 19 March (12 - 5pm)
Sunday 7 May (12 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.06.03
Cheshire
Saturday 3 June (1.30 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 4 June (1.30 - 5.30pm)

2017.08.28
West Sussex
Monday 28 August (11am - 5pm)

2017.07.09
Yorkshire
Sunday 9 July (11am - 4pm)

2017.04.30
Nottinghamshire
Sunday 30 April (2 - 6pm)

Surrey
Open by arrangement April to September

2017.06.11
West Midlands
Sunday 11 June (1.30 - 5.30pm)

Cornwall
For opening times and information, please phone 01326 252200, email mail@trebah-garden.co.uk or visit www.trebah-garden.co.uk.

2017.06.11
Anglesey
Sunday 11 June (12 - 3pm)

2017.06.25
Cornwall
Sunday 25 June (2 - 5pm)

2017.06.25
Sunday 25 June (2 - 5pm)

2017.05.27
Gwent
Saturday 27 May (11am - 5pm)
Sunday 28 May (11am - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.02.12
Ceredigion
Sunday 12 February (12 - 3pm)
Sunday 6 August (1 - 5pm)

Dorset
For opening times and information, please phone 01202 262753, email uptoncountrypark@poole.gov.uk or visit www.uptoncountrypark.com.

2017.05.07
Hampshire
Sunday 7 May (2.30 - 5.30pm)

Northumberland
For opening times and information, please phone 01670 774389, email simon.thompson@nationaltrust.org.uk or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington.

2017.05.14
Yorkshire
Sunday 14 May (1 - 5pm)
Wednesday 17 May (1 - 5pm)

2017.05.28
Hampshire
Sunday 28 May (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 10 September (2 - 5pm)

2017.02.05
Sussex
Sunday 5 February (10.30am - 4pm)

2017.07.02
Buckinghamshire
Sunday 2 July (1 - 6pm)

2017.06.24
Worcestershire
Saturday 24 June (1 - 6pm)
Sunday 25 June (1 - 6pm)

2017.02.04
Worcestershire
Saturday 4 February (10am - 5pm)
Sunday 5 February (10am - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.07.01
Devon
Saturday 1 July (2 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 2 July (2 - 5.30pm)

Derbyshire
Open by arrangement March to September

2017.06.04
Shropshire
Sunday 4 June (12 - 5pm)
Sunday 9 July (12 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2017.04.30
Herefordshire
Sunday 30 April (1 - 6pm)
Sunday 16 July (1 - 6pm)
More dates available.

2017.05.21
Oxfordshire
Sunday 21 May (2 - 5pm)

2017.06.04
North Yorkshire
Sunday 4 June (10am - 4.30pm)

Click here to go to our Core Sponsor Investec page Click here to go to the NGS Volunteers Area
Website by Level
Like NGSGardens on Facebook Follow @NGSOpenGardens on Twitter Watch NGSGardens on YouTube See National Gardens Scheme on Instagram
©
The National Gardens Scheme. A company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales.
Charity Number 1112664. Company Number 5631421