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Galloping Gardener Walks © - Spectacular bluebell displays near London this Bank Holiday weekend - and some are dog friendly

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There's nothing quite like glimpsing bluebells as you drive through the countryside and catch sight of a sea of cobalt colour in woodlands beside the road, but there are also many spectacular gardens to enjoy this weekend where you can enjoy bluebells and blossoms to your heart's content. Hole Park in Kent (above) has one of the best displays on offer, with wonderful woodland walks for adults and children. Open every day until 11th June daily (11.00-17.00) and then on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 31st October. Ramster (above) near Chiddingfold in Surrey, has stunning spring colour displays and is famous for its azaleas and rhododendrons; you'll also be treated to spectacular bluebell displays. Opening hours are 10.00-17.00 daily until 12 June. **Dogs on leads are welcome. And if you're visiting Ramster, you may want to make the extra effort to go to Vann, which is very close by and open on Bank Holiday Monday (2 May, 14.00-18.00) and then daily from 3 May - 8 May, 10.…

The Galloping Gardener © Recommends Best British Gardens - A Directory

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The following is a list of gardens in the UK and Europe that I've visited personally since I started this blog in 2009. It's growing all the time as I continue to visit more gardens. The list is by no means exhaustive and I've visited many gardens that are not included - why? If a garden doesn't make the grade for me, I don't write about it! Or alternatively, I may have visited and not yet had time to review, so do check back regularly for all the latest additions.
Thank you for all your visits so far and I hope you'll continue to drop by as my list of gardens grows. Click on the link and it will take you to the garden review. Happy garden visiting!

ENGLAND Abbey House, Wiltshire
Alfriston Clergy House, East Sussex Apple Court, Hampshire
Arley Hall, Cheshire
Arundel Castle Gardens, West Sussex
Ascott, Buckinghamshire
Asthall Manor, Oxon Athelhampton House, Dorset


Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, Cornwall Barnsley House, Gloucestershire

Barrington Court, Somerset
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