Girl wanders round a Northumberland Garden

Gardens in Northumberland

Blooming beautiful gardens
Golden daffodils, vibrant rhododendrons, and Japanese cherry blossoms are just a few of the dazzling array of flowers you can admire in Northumberland's gardens. Get lost in mazes, wander along woodland paths and spot wildlife amongst the trees.

From peaceful to poisonous... 

From the mysterious Poison Garden tours at the Alnwick Garden, to the walled gardens at the National Trusts Wallington House, Garden and Estates, and the spectacular, tropical quarry garden at English Heritage's Belsay Hall and Gardens, there are so many peaceful gardens and countryside landscapes to explore. Many of the hidden gem gardens in Northumberland make up the grounds of historic sites, from castles to stately homes and old country manors, so you can delve into our history while taking in some of the most scenic beauty spots.

Better than your back garden

From gardens at the first house to ever be lit by hydroelectricity, where Earl Grey tea was created, to the birthplace and home of Thomas Bewick, Northumberland’s gardens will beat your backyard every time. Enjoy gardens across the region, with natural spaces to suit you, from wild spaces designed for letting the littles ones blow off steam on your family day out, floral gardens perfect for a couples stroll on a romantic getaway, to garden layouts that are accessible to all to enjoy.

See our list of gardens below...
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens Sponsored
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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Prepare to be enchanted by Belsay's Grecian architecture, medieval castle, and thirty acres of outstanding gardens.
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The Alnwick Garden

One of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens.
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Lindisfarne Castle

Iconic Tudor Fort converted into an intimate holiday home in 1903 for Edward Hudson by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.
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Illuminated with hydro-electricity and powered by hydraulics, discover Britain's original smart home.
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Carlisle Park and William Turner Garden

The William Turner Garden, formal gardens and historic architectural remains. Riverside and woodland walks, aviary, tennis courts, bowling greens, paddling pool and boating.
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Seaton Delaval Hall

Baroque masterpiece with landscaped gardens and grounds designed by Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace architect, Sir John Vanbrugh.
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Chillingham Castle

A medieval castle with stunning views of formal gardens and the Cheviot Hills. Perfect for architectural and naturalist/historical enthusiasts.
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The world's largest human landform sculpture, Northumberlandia is a landmark feature designed by world renowned artist Charles Jencks.
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Paxton House

Paxton House, an impressive Adam House filled with Chippendale furniture and exquisite 18th century costumes with café, shop and gardens.
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Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum

Beautiful gardens, woodland walks, sensory garden, a Prime Minister and a famous cup of tea - Earl Grey of course since Howick was his home!
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