Looking for a horticultural day out with a difference? Explore WT’s pick of glorious gardens, garden centres and nurseries, each offering something a little unique.

Garden Style

Run by garden designer and plantsman Tony Howard and interior designer Sebastian Haywood, Guestling’s Harborough Nurseries is a haven for covetable garden style. The nursery holds an extensive selection of hand-picked trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals alongside more unusual plants and vegetables, whilst the shop, styled by Sebastian, showcases unusual vintage items alongside pots, tools and garden accessories. 01424 814220 

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The shop at Guestling's Harborough Nurseries

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A wagon at Guestling's Harborough Nurseries

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The shop at Guestling's Harborough Nurseries

TEST A mother and child look at Prunus 'Pink Ballerina' blossom in spring at RHS Garden Wisley. RHS / Georgi Mabee

A mother and child look at Prunus 'Pink Ballerina' blossom in spring at RHS Garden Wisley. RHS / Georgi Mabee

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Monet tulips at Merriments

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Merriments is a must-visit for garden lovers

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Lavender grown in Surrey

In the Night Garden

Jo Arnell explains how to make the most of your outdoor space once darkness falls Some enchanted evening you may see me outside – mainly searching for slugs in the garden, because the cool hours of night are when they...

Contain your excitement

Jen Stuart-Smith discusses how to get creative with your pots and planters My love affair with plants started with houseplants when I was a child. As my bedroom windowsill overflowed – resulting, occasionally, in waking up with compost under my...

More than just a pretty face

Jen Stuart-Smith explores the multiple uses of some easy-to-grow garden favourites When you grow flowers for their beauty, shape and colour it can be easy to forget all the other qualities they have to offer. Some are edible, others provide...