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5 Bloomin’ Beautiful Dog Friendly Gardens To Visit In The UK

Get Ready for green thumbs with these floral walkies in the best dog friendly gardens! In this article, we’ll take you on a journey to five dog friendly gardens that will make your tails wag! These floral wonderlands offer experiences as blooming marvellous as their enchanting landscapes. Let’s embark on a woof-tastic escapade where nature and dogs come together in perfect harmony.

Bodnant Gardens – Conwy Valley, North Wales:

Nestled in the serene Conwy Valley, Bodnant Gardens is a paradise for both plant enthusiasts and dog lovers. This stunning garden welcomes dogs every day in autumn and winter (October to the end of March), and on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during spring and summer (1 April to the end of September). With its vast lawns, vibrant flower displays, and picturesque vistas, Bodnant offers a delightful sensory experience for you and your furry friend. Explore the winding paths, cross charming bridges, and soak in the beauty of the magnificent rhododendrons, azaleas, and roses that adorn this magical landscape.

Hestercombe Gardens – Somerset, England:

Situated near Taunton in Somerset, Hestercombe Gardens seamlessly blends three centuries of garden design. Here, dogs are more than welcome to accompany their owners on a leash throughout the grounds, except for the formal gardens. Discover the tranquility of the Georgian landscape garden, explore the Victorian terrace, and revel in the modern planting schemes. Hestercombe Gardens offers a harmonious balance of nature, history, and architectural splendor, providing an unforgettable experience for you and your canine companion.

Batsford Arboretum – Gloucestershire, England:

In the heart of the Cotswolds, Batsford Arboretum showcases a remarkable collection of trees and plants from around the world. Dogs are allowed on a lead to accompany their owners on the 56-acre site, including the arboretum, plant center, and garden center. Meander through the winding paths, taking in the beauty of vibrant displays of spring blossoms and the striking autumn colors that blanket the landscape. With its peaceful ambiance and breathtaking views, Batsford Arboretum offers a delightful escape into nature for both humans and their furry friends.

Mount Stewart – County Down, Northern Ireland:

Located on the shores of Strangford Lough, Mount Stewart is a treasure trove of horticultural delights. Dogs on leads are welcome to explore the grounds, excluding the formal gardens and the house. Discover the enchanting woodland walks, where dappled sunlight filters through majestic trees. Marvel at the vibrant displays of camellias, rhododendrons, and azaleas that grace the gardens. Mount Stewart’s stunning vistas, intricate topiary, and serene lake provide an idyllic setting for a leisurely stroll with your four-legged friend.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales – Carmarthenshire, Wales:

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is not only a haven for plant enthusiasts but also a delightful destination for dog owners. Dogs on leads are welcome to accompany their owners  every Monday and every Friday is Doggy Day, and the first weekend of each month throughout the garden, except for the Glasshouse and the Butterfly House. Discover the beauty of the themed gardens, including the stunning Double Walled Garden and the serene Japanese Garden. Take leisurely walks along the extensive paths, breathe in the fragrant blooms, and enjoy the tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls. With its vast landscapes and diverse plant collections, the National Botanic Garden of Wales offers a captivating experience for both humans and their furry friends.

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Exploring gardens with our canine companions provides an opportunity to immerse ourselves in nature while creating cherished memories. From the captivating Bodnant Gardens in North Wales to the stunning Castle Howard Gardens in North Yorkshire, these dog friendly havens offer a blend of beauty, tranquillity, and horticultural wonders. So, leash up your furry friend, embark on a botanical adventure, and revel in the splendour of these remarkable gardens that embrace the joy of exploring nature with our beloved dogs by our side.


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