A daily walk can be a superb form of exercise and a great way to explore, but it can become tiresome when you are doing the same walk every single day. This is why it is worth visiting a few of the UK’s finest gardens as there are many stunning places to visit that will take your breathe away. Here are a few of the best gardens to visit in the UK for a daily walk.
Queens Garden, Croydon
This lovely public garden in the centre of Croydon was recently revamped and is a brilliant place for a leisurely stroll. Set out over 2 and a quarter acres, here you will find ornamental gardens, a fountain, shelter and much more to discover. It can sometimes be hard to find a peaceful, relaxing space around London which is why this is such a good option for those that live in the capital and surrounding areas. It is easy to get to and from Queens Garden for those living in London as you can simply catch the train and then get a return travelling from East Croydon to New Cross Gate.
Down House, Downe
The former home of English naturalist and revolutionary thinker Charles Darwin, Down House was the setting where Darwin worked on his theories of evolution so this is a place of historic significance in addition to a stunning estate. Located in Downe, here you can meander through the gardens and see a number of his experiments recreated and explore his greenhouses where he made many revolutionary discoveries. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty where you can see the famous Mulberry tree, orchids, insectivorous plants, a sundial, primulas and much more.
Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Wrest Park in Bedfordshire features a breathtaking Grade 1 listed country house along with Wrest Park Gardens (also Grade 1 listed) so this is certainly a great place for a walk. It is unique in that here you will find 3 centuries of landscape design stretched over 92 acres, including parterres and colourful borders, woodland walks, a dairy sculpture gallery, children’s play area and much more to discover.
Wisley Gardens, Surrey
RHS Garden Wisley is one of 5 gardens run by the society and an area of outstanding natural beauty just south of the capital. It is one of the most famous gardens in the world and a lovely place for a daily walk with 240 acres to explore so there is always somewhere new to discover on a trip here.
These are the best places to visit when heading on a daily walk and all will blow you away with the natural beauty on offer. A daily walk is a great form of exercise and a good chance to explore some of the UK’s finest gardens which will allow for a terrific day out.