Whether you and your partner fancy a change from the usual dinner and movie date night, or you want to impress your new beau with stunning scenery and something a little different – there is certain to be a stunning garden packed full of walking trails near you. The National Trust alone looks after 250 or so of these gardens, so you won’t find it hard to locate a stately home, sprawling estate, or natural wonderland that you will both love.
Traditional dates can get tiring after a while, but going on a good walk is the perfect icebreaker. With plenty of scenery about to stimulate conversation, garden walks usually also include a quaint cafe and an intriguing history to keep you entertained and make a full day of your date.
Are you sold on the idea of a garden walk date? This is the First Tunnels shortlist of the UK’s most popular gardens that are perfect for a romantic, serene walk.
- Stourhead – Cotswolds
- Iford Manor Estate – Wiltshire
- Scotney Castle – Tunbridge Wells
- Chatsworth House – Derbyshire
- Chelsea Physic Garden – London
- Buscot Park – Oxfordshire
- Belvoir Castle – Leicestershire
You can find out much more about these beautiful locations by viewing our information-packed infographic below, which includes the ticket prices, features and amenities of each garden.
Sean Barker is the MD of First Tunnels, and is enthusiastic about providing quality gardening supplies to gardeners across the UK