Described as a friendly garden, that’s always changing and with a touch of magic to delight visitors, The Garden House in Brighton is a slice of the country in the midst of a bustling city.

For Garden Owner Bridgette Saunders the hardest part of gardening is knowing when to stop, even the dark can’t stop her! Join her now to find out why this very special city garden is a thing of joy.

For more virtual garden visits do take a look at the NGS website – https://ngs.org.uk/virtual-garden-visits-collection/


Not many gardens would sit happily in the same village as one of the most famous and iconic gardens in Britain, Hidcote, but Kiftsgate Court has always been able to hold its own as it has been nurtured and developed by three successive women of the same family.

Positioned on the north-western escarpment of the Cotswolds, the garden enjoys panoramic views across the Vale of Evesham to the Malvern Hills, these prospects are matched by the details of design and planting that are unveiled as you pass from one garden room to the next.

For more virtual garden visits do take a look at the NGS website – https://ngs.org.uk/virtual-garden-visits-collection/


Architectural designer Charles Rutherfoord has left the precision of his day job behind to create a plantsman’s paradise on what was a bramble infested plot in London’s Clapham.

Spectacular in spring, over 2,500 tulips create jewel-like carpets of colour enhanced by the luxuriant shades of tree peonies and a dazzling Judas tree. Exotic echiums from the Canary Islands thrive in the sheltered surroundings and buzz with bees, while Coronilla valentina and honeysuckle flood the garden with fragrance. Join Charles and his partner, Rupert Tyler (a Trustee of the National Garden Scheme) in their garden at 51 The Chase for a virtual visit.

For more virtual garden visits do take a look at the NGS website – https://ngs.org.uk/virtual-garden-visits-collection/


Set up a long gravel drive flanked by beautiful planting, there is little to suggest that the garden you are about to visit is anything other than a stunning National Garden Scheme gem. There’s plenty of interest to the front of the house, raised vegetable beds and a gravel garden inspired by Beth Chatto and ferns growing in the cool shade to the side of the property. You may also be welcomed by Dizzy and Cracker, owners Jim and Hilary’s beautiful cats.

At the back of the house there is a large pond, full of ducklings, nodding cherry blossom, an orchard, parkland and modern sculptures. So much to inspire, but what you find next will simply amaze you!

For more virtual garden visits do take a look at the NGS website – https://ngs.org.uk/virtual-garden-visits-collection/


In the heart of Kent, hidden behind its famous yew hedging, Godinton gardens are ablaze with the colours of spring.

Dating back to the 14th Century, the gardens and parkland honour the legacies of those who have lived and worked in this historic estate; including the prolific British architect, garden designer and author, Sir Reginald Blomfield, who designed the garden in the late 19th Century.

Join National Garden Scheme Chief Executive, George Plumptre, as he guides you through this remarkable garden in the early spring…

For more virtual garden visits do take a look at the NGS website – https://ngs.org.uk/virtual-garden-visits-collection/