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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

Devon
Open by arrangement March to September

2016.10.16
Devon
Sunday 16 October (2 - 5pm)

2016.08.29
South Yorkshire
Monday 29 August (10.30am - 4pm)
Saturday 17 September (10.30am - 4pm)

2016.08.04
Shropshire
Thursday 4 August (2 - 5pm)

2016.07.28
Essex
Thursday 28 July (11am - 4pm)
Thursday 4 August (11am - 4pm)
More dates available.

North Humberside
Open by arrangement April to July

Sussex
Open by arrangement May to October

Derbyshire
Open by arrangement April to July

2016.10.09
Sussex
Sunday 9 October (2 - 5pm)

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

Shropshire
Open by arrangement May to September

Cheshire
Open by arrangement April to September

West Midlands
Open by arrangement May to July

Ceredigion
Open by arrangement

2016.10.16
Powys
Sunday 16 October (11am - 4pm)

2016.10.02
Gwent
Sunday 2 October (2 - 5pm)

2016.10.09
Surrey
Sunday 9 October (10am - 6pm)

Northumberland
Open by arrangement in July

Gloucestershire
Open by arrangement

Dorset
Open by arrangement May to September

2016.08.21
Gwent
Sunday 21 August (1.30 - 5pm)

2016.07.26
Shropshire
Tuesday 26 July (1 - 5pm)
Tuesday 2 August (1 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.09.11
Shropshire
Sunday 11 September (2 - 5pm)

2016.09.18
Nottinghamshire
Sunday 18 September (1 - 5pm)

Sussex
Open by arrangement June to September

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

2016.08.06
Kent
Saturday 6 August (1.30 - 5pm)
Sunday 7 August (1.30 - 5pm)
More dates available.

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

2016.07.27
Sussex
Wednesday 27 July (2 - 5pm)

2016.07.31
Bedfordshire
Sunday 31 July (2 - 5.30pm)

Hampshire
Open by arrangement May to July

2016.10.02
Kent
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)

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

London
Open by arrangement March to October

Gloucestershire
Open by arrangement May to October

Mid Glamorgan
Open by arrangement April to July

Cambridgeshire
Open by arrangement April to October

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

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

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

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

2016.07.24
Devon
Sunday 24 July (2 - 5.30pm)
Sunday 7 August (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

Hampshire
Open by arrangement February to September

Gwent
Open by arrangement March to October

Gwynedd
Open by arrangement

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.

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

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

2016.10.02
Herefordshire
Sunday 2 October (1 - 5pm)

2016.09.04
Hampshire
Sunday 4 September (2 - 6pm)

Cambridgeshire
Open by arrangement May to September

2016.08.21
Nottinghamshire
Sunday 21 August (12 - 4pm)

Dorset
Open by arrangement

2016.08.21
Sussex
Sunday 21 August (10.30am - 4.30pm)
Sunday 16 October (11am - 3.30pm)

London
Open by arrangement April to July

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

Sussex
Open by arrangement May to September

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

Essex
Open by arrangement March to September

2016.08.28
Yorkshire
Sunday 28 August (12 - 5pm)

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

2016.07.31
Dorset
Sunday 31 July (1 - 5pm)

Somerset
Open by arrangement April to July

2016.09.10
Warwickshire
Saturday 10 September (10am - 4pm)
Sunday 11 September (10am - 4pm)

2016.07.24
Dorset
Sunday 24 July (2 - 5pm)
Sunday 31 July (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.07.24
Hampshire
Sunday 24 July (2 - 5.30pm)
Saturday 6 August (2 - 5pm)
More dates available.

2016.09.04
Sussex
Sunday 4 September (2 - 5.30pm)

Somerset
Open by arrangement May to September

London
Open by arrangement April to July

Surrey
Open by arrangement

2016.10.09
Devon
Sunday 9 October (12 - 5pm)

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

2016.09.04
Nottinghamshire
Sunday 4 September (2 - 6pm)

Surrey
Open by arrangement March to August

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

2016.07.31
Cornwall
Sunday 31 July (2 - 5pm)

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

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

Yorkshire
Open by arrangement May to July

2016.09.11
Hampshire
Sunday 11 September (2 - 5pm)

2016.09.03
Worcestershire
Saturday 3 September (10am - 5pm)
Sunday 4 September (10am - 5pm)

Derbyshire
Open by arrangement March to September

2016.08.14
Shropshire
Sunday 14 August (12 - 5pm)
Sunday 4 September (12 - 5pm)

Herefordshire
Open by arrangement June to September

2016.09.11
Oxfordshire
Sunday 11 September (2 - 5.30pm)

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