Top UK gardens you can reach by train!

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One of the most pleasurable autumn activities is a crisp nature walk. As the leaves begin to fall, the air begins to mist, and the squirrels come out to play.

So, why not head to one of the UKs best gardens this autumn? If you can’t drive, don’t worry: we’ve created a list of gardens you can reach by rail.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Sitting on the edge of the Thames, created by apothecaries to grow medicinal plants. Now home to over 5000 medicinal, herbal and edible plants.

The garden offers a little bit of countryside inside London. Serving nature all year round as the oldest botanic garden in London.


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Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Set in 70 acres of landscape but just a short walk from the main railway station. The Royal Botanic Gardens are over 350 years old and one of the world’s leading gardens, with over ten glasshouses and ten different climates.

Explore each zone and learn about different plants from all over the world.


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Winterborne House and Garden, Birmingham

It’s hard to believe this garden is just minutes outside of Birmingham city centre. The site is grade II listed and set on 7 acres of land, perfect for families with educational trails and a rich history.

Inside Winterborne House, you’ll find antiques and furniture from the Edwardian era. Find out all about the families that lived in these wonderful grounds.


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Fletcher Moss Park and Parsonage Gardens, Didsbury near Manchester

A hidden gem just outside Manchester. The garden was gifted to the City of Manchester in the 1800s by Fletcher Moss a local philanthropist.

The park is a hidden gem with a community feel. Follow the map to find several unique trees including a Common Laburnum and a Purple Broom hybrid.


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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

With over 50,000 plants to discover, it’s no surprise Kew Gardens is a world-famous UNESCO world heritage site. Visiting just once is not enough as there’s so much to see.

Discover 10 different climates in the Princess of Wales Conservatory and the world’s largest seed conservation project!


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Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

A Medieval manor house built in the 12th century with traditional British gardens. The house has a range of historic exhibitions inside.

The quaint gardens feel fairy-tale like with secret walled gardens and mazes to uncover. Each garden has its own personality from the older gardens to the more contemporary additions.


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If you’re planning a trip to any of these gardens soon, make sure you get the cheapest train tickets at NationalRail.com. More of a city person? Why not check out our guide on Scottish cities by rail!