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 

The shop at Guestling's Harborough Nurseries

A wagon at Guestling's Harborough Nurseries

The shop at Guestling's Harborough Nurseries

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

Monet tulips at Merriments

Merriments is a must-visit for garden lovers

Lavender grown in Surrey

(Instant) Climbers

Sue Whigham explores a need for speed...

A Courting Couple

The courtyard gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show this year were, as usual, incredibly popular with the public. Once the Show was in full swing it was hard to get near them to admire the sheer ingenuity, imagination and love...

A Garden for all Seasons

Follow Jo Arnell’s spring tips for a gorgeous garden all year round