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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.

 

 

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Hampshire
Open by arrangement April to September

2016.05.28
Devon
Saturday 28 May (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 29 May (1 - 5pm)

2016.06.26
West Sussex
Sunday 26 June (11am - 5pm)

2016.05.29
Devon
Sunday 29 May (2 - 5pm)
Monday 30 May (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.05.29
South Yorkshire
Sunday 29 May (12 - 6.30pm)
Monday 30 May (2 - 8.30pm)
More dates available.

2016.06.04
Hampshire
Saturday 4 June (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 5 June (2 - 5pm)

2016.06.23
Shropshire
Thursday 23 June (2 - 5pm)
Thursday 4 August (2 - 5pm)

2016.07.16
Derbyshire
Saturday 16 July (1 - 6pm)
Sunday 17 July (1 - 6pm)

2016.05.26
Essex
Thursday 26 May (11am - 4pm)
Thursday 2 June (11am - 4pm)
More dates available.

North Humberside
Open by arrangement April to July

2016.06.12
Sussex
Sunday 12 June (1 - 5pm)

2016.06.05
Derbyshire
Sunday 5 June (12 - 5pm)

2016.07.10
Sussex
Sunday 10 July (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 9 October (2 - 5pm)

2016.06.19
Wiltshire
Sunday 19 June (2.30 - 5.30pm)

2016.10.04
Sussex
Tuesday 4 October (10am - 6pm)

2016.07.03
Shropshire
Sunday 3 July (2 - 6pm)

2016.06.26
Cheshire
Sunday 26 June (11am - 5pm)

2016.07.17
West Midlands
Sunday 17 July (1.30 - 5.30pm)

Ceredigion
Open by arrangement

2016.05.29
Powys
Sunday 29 May (11am - 5.30pm)
Sunday 16 October (11am - 4pm)

2016.10.02
Gwent
Sunday 2 October (2 - 5pm)

2016.07.03
Northamptonshire
Sunday 3 July (10am - 5.30pm)

2016.06.19
Glamorgan
Sunday 19 June (11am - 5pm)

2016.07.03
Oxfordshire
Sunday 3 July (2 - 6pm)

2016.06.05
Surrey
Sunday 5 June (10am - 6pm)
Sunday 9 October (10am - 6pm)

2016.06.05
Buckinghamshire
Sunday 5 June (2 - 6pm)

2016.05.29
Lancashire
Sunday 29 May (11am - 5pm)
Monday 30 May (11am - 5pm)
More dates available.

Northumberland
Open by arrangement in July

2016.06.04
Gloucestershire
Saturday 4 June (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 5 June (2 - 5pm)

Hampshire
Open by arrangement April & May

2016.06.04
Dorset
Saturday 4 June (5 - 8pm)
Sunday 5 June (2 - 6pm)

2016.06.12
London
Sunday 12 June (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.08.21
Gwent
Sunday 21 August (1.30 - 5pm)

2016.06.04
Shropshire
Saturday 4 June (1 - 5pm)
Tuesday 7 June (1 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.06.19
Lancashire
Sunday 19 June (12 - 5pm)

2016.07.02
Glamorgan
Saturday 2 July (11am - 6pm)
Sunday 3 July (11am - 6pm)

2016.06.12
Warwickshire
Sunday 12 June (1 - 5pm)

2016.06.19
Glamorgan
Sunday 19 June (11am - 5pm)

2016.06.05
Somerset
Sunday 5 June (10.30am - 5pm)
Monday 6 June (10.30am - 5pm)

2016.05.25
Shropshire
Wednesday 25 May (9.30am - 1pm)
Sunday 11 September (2 - 5pm)

2016.09.18
Nottinghamshire
Sunday 18 September (1 - 5pm)

2016.06.11
Sussex
Saturday 11 June (10am - 5pm)
Sunday 12 June (10am - 5pm)
More dates available.

Berkshire
For opening times and information, please phone 01189 302221 or visit www.englefieldestate.co.uk.

2016.07.09
Kent
Saturday 9 July (1.30 - 5pm)
Sunday 10 July (1.30 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.07.30
Hertfordshire
Saturday 30 July (12 - 6pm)
Sunday 31 July (12 - 6pm)
More dates available.

2016.05.25
Sussex
Wednesday 25 May (2 - 5pm)
Wednesday 1 June (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.07.31
Bedfordshire
Sunday 31 July (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.06.26
Hampshire
Sunday 26 June (2 - 4pm)

2016.06.04
Hampshire
Saturday 4 June (11am - 5pm)
Sunday 5 June (11am - 5pm)

2016.06.04
Kent
Saturday 4 June (11am - 5pm)
Sunday 2 October (12 - 5pm)

2016.09.04
London
Sunday 4 September (1.30 - 5.30pm)

2016.08.24
Powys
Wednesday 24 August (10.30am - 4.30pm)

2016.06.26
Yorkshire
Sunday 26 June (11am - 5pm)

2016.10.15
Essex
Saturday 15 October (10am - 5pm)
Sunday 16 October (10am - 5pm)

2016.06.12
London
Sunday 12 June (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.07.17
West Midlands
Sunday 17 July (1.30 - 5.30pm)

2016.06.25
Devon
Saturday 25 June (11am - 6pm)
Sunday 26 June (11am - 6pm)

Gloucestershire
Open by arrangement May to October

2016.07.03
Cumbria
Sunday 3 July (12 - 5pm)

2016.06.26
Mid Glamorgan
Sunday 26 June (1 - 4pm)

2016.06.07
Somerset
Tuesday 7 June (10am - 5pm)

2016.06.04
Cornwall
Saturday 4 June (10am - 6pm)
Sunday 5 June (10am - 6pm)

Cambridgeshire
Open by arrangement April to October

2016.06.09
West Sussex
Thursday 9 June (10am - 6pm)

2016.09.24
Warwickshire
Saturday 24 September (11am - 5pm)

2016.07.14
Cumbria
Thursday 14 July (10am - 5pm)

2016.07.16
Dorset
Saturday 16 July (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 17 July (1 - 5pm)

Hertfordshire
For opening times and information, please phone 01279 842509 or visit www.hopleys.co.uk.

Yorkshire
Open by arrangement March to June

2016.08.04
Sussex
Thursday 4 August (2 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 7 August (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.06.04
Yorkshire
Saturday 4 June (11am - 5pm)
Sunday 5 June (11am - 5pm)

2016.08.07
Northamptonshire
Sunday 7 August (11am - 5pm)

2016.05.29
Devon
Sunday 29 May (2 - 5.30pm)
Monday 30 May (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.

Dorset
Open by arrangement February to November

2016.06.02
Hampshire
Thursday 2 June (2 - 6pm)
Sunday 5 June (2 - 6pm)
More dates available.

Gwent
Open by arrangement March to October

2016.07.03
Gwynedd
Sunday 3 July (11am - 4pm)

2016.09.04
Cumbria
Sunday 4 September (10.30am - 5pm)

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

2016.07.17
Wiltshire
Sunday 17 July (11am - 5pm)

2016.08.06
Essex
Saturday 6 August (11am - 4pm)
Sunday 7 August (11am - 4pm)

2016.06.05
Norfolk
Sunday 5 June (12 - 5pm)

2016.06.05
Hampshire
Sunday 5 June (2 - 5pm)
Wednesday 8 June (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.05.29
Kent
Sunday 29 May (11am - 5.30pm)

2016.05.29
Gloucestershire
Sunday 29 May (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 12 June (2 - 6pm)
More dates available.

2016.07.05
Norfolk
Tuesday 5 July (10.30am - 4.30pm)

2016.07.02
Surrey
Saturday 2 July (10.30am - 5.30pm)

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

2016.06.05
Cheshire
Sunday 5 June (10am - 5pm)

2016.06.26
West Sussex
Sunday 26 June (11am - 5pm)

2016.06.05
East Sussex
Sunday 5 June (1 - 5pm)

2016.06.19
Northamptonshire
Sunday 19 June (11am - 5pm)

2016.05.29
Herefordshire
Sunday 29 May (1 - 5pm)
Monday 30 May (1 - 5pm)

2016.05.29
Buckinghamshire
Sunday 29 May (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.07.17
Hampshire
Sunday 17 July (2 - 6pm)
Sunday 4 September (2 - 6pm)

Cambridgeshire
Open by arrangement May to September

2016.05.30
Nottinghamshire
Monday 30 May (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 5 June (1 - 5pm)
More dates available.

Dorset
Open by arrangement

2016.06.12
Sussex
Sunday 12 June (10.30am - 4.30pm)
Sunday 21 August (10.30am - 4.30pm)
More dates available.

2016.07.10
West Sussex
Sunday 10 July (2 - 5pm)

2016.06.19
London
Sunday 19 June (2.30 - 5.30pm)

2016.06.19
London
Sunday 19 June (2 - 6pm)
Sunday 17 July (2 - 6pm)

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

2016.05.29
London
Sunday 29 May (2.30 - 5.30pm)

2016.07.03
Sussex
Sunday 3 July (12 - 4pm)

2016.09.09
Kent
Friday 9 September (10.30am - 6pm)

Essex
Open by arrangement March to September

2016.06.18
Worcestershire
Saturday 18 June (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 19 June (1 - 5pm)

2016.06.15
Yorkshire
Wednesday 15 June (12 - 5pm)
Sunday 28 August (12 - 5pm)

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

2016.06.18
Northamptonshire
Saturday 18 June (11am - 6pm)
Sunday 19 June (11am - 6pm)

2016.07.10
Kent
Sunday 10 July (10am - 5pm)

2016.07.12
Derbyshire
Tuesday 12 July (10.30am - 4.30pm)

2016.06.19
Dorset
Sunday 19 June (1 - 5pm)
Sunday 3 July (1 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.06.29
Kent
Wednesday 29 June (10.30am - 5pm)

Somerset
Open by arrangement April to July

2016.07.09
Herefordshire
Saturday 9 July (10am - 4pm)
Sunday 10 July (10am - 4pm)

2016.07.09
Warwickshire
Saturday 9 July (10am - 4pm)
Sunday 10 July (10am - 4pm)
More dates available.

2016.06.05
Hertfordshire
Sunday 5 June (2 - 7pm)

2016.07.16
Glamorgan
Saturday 16 July (10am - 6pm)
Sunday 17 July (10am - 6pm)

2016.07.21
Dorset
Thursday 21 July (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 24 July (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.06.11
Hampshire
Saturday 11 June (2 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 12 June (2 - 5.30pm)
More dates available.

2016.06.20
Sussex
Monday 20 June (9.30am - 4pm)
Tuesday 21 June (9.30am - 4pm)
More dates available.

2016.07.03
Sussex
Sunday 3 July (2 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 4 September (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.05.29
Somerset
Sunday 29 May (2 - 5.30pm)
Monday 30 May (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.06.12
London
Sunday 12 June (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.06.12
Oxfordshire
Sunday 12 June (2 - 6pm)

2016.06.05
Surrey
Sunday 5 June (2 - 5pm)

2016.07.02
Shropshire
Saturday 2 July (11am - 5pm)
Sunday 3 July (11am - 5pm)

2016.10.09
Devon
Sunday 9 October (12 - 5pm)

2016.06.25
Somerset
Saturday 25 June (11am - 4pm)

2016.08.29
West Sussex
Monday 29 August (11am - 5pm)

2016.07.10
Yorkshire
Sunday 10 July (11am - 4pm)

2016.09.04
Nottinghamshire
Sunday 4 September (2 - 6pm)

2016.06.17
Yorkshire
Friday 17 June (10am - 3pm)

Surrey
Open by arrangement March to August

2016.06.05
West Midlands
Sunday 5 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.

2016.06.12
Anglesey
Sunday 12 June (12 - 3.30pm)

2016.07.31
Cornwall
Sunday 31 July (2 - 5pm)

2016.09.04
London
Sunday 4 September (11am - 5pm)

2016.06.18
Gwent
Saturday 18 June (10am - 5pm)
Sunday 19 June (10am - 5pm)

2016.07.17
Ceredigion
Sunday 17 July (1 - 5pm)

2016.06.26
Cumbria
Sunday 26 June (10.30am - 5pm)

Dorset
For opening times and information, please phone 01202 262753 or visit www.uptoncountrypark.com.

2016.06.17
Northumberland
Friday 17 June (7 - 10pm)
Sunday 10 July (10am - 5pm)

Yorkshire
Open by arrangement May to July

2016.09.11
Hampshire
Sunday 11 September (2 - 5pm)

2016.06.04
Worcestershire
Saturday 4 June (10am - 5pm)
Sunday 5 June (10am - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.06.11
Devon
Saturday 11 June (2 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 12 June (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.07.10
Derbyshire
Sunday 10 July (11am - 4pm)

2016.06.05
Shropshire
Sunday 5 June (12 - 5pm)
Sunday 17 July (12 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.07.10
Herefordshire
Sunday 10 July (1 - 6pm)
Sunday 17 July (1 - 6pm)

2016.09.11
Oxfordshire
Sunday 11 September (2 - 5.30pm)

2016.06.05
North Yorkshire
Sunday 5 June (10am - 4pm)

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