It's no wonder the royal family is so fond of garden parties. With bright blossoms and lush topiary displays everywhere you look, it's hard not to fall in love with England's many gardens. Better yet, you can live out your fantasies of being a member of the Victorian elite, as many of these scenic spots are located on the grounds of historic castles and mansions.
is one of the most visited attractions in Southern England. It was founded by Thomas William Simpson, an entrepreneur who became wealthy by manufacturing margarine.
The grounds that surround this are bursting with colorful blooms everywhere you turn.
These rosy gardens surround stone cottages that are especially popular in the Cotswolds region of England.
in Norfolk has not only tons of beautiful flowers, but also a genuine moat built in the 1400s.
There are more than 20 sculptures in Ampney Park, which was built in 1620 and still maintains many of the original Victorian details.
Colorful flowers and ivy drape across this romantic trellis located in Norfolk.
Majestic mazes wind through the roses in this located in Northumberland.
The offer a surprising amount of tropical flora and fauna in the Cornish valley.
The grounds of are filled with a wide array of sculptural topiary.
Originally created in 1694, the garden also features vibrant herbaceous plant borders.
These in Durham have a long and storied history dating all the way back to 1095.
Designed at the turn of the 20th century, brings a little slice of Italy to England with its vibrant evergreens and classical statues.
Iford Manor features Rococo elements throughout the garden. The gracefully-proportioned stairs take advantage of the hilly landscape.
The Cotswolds district is famous for having picturesque architecture and landscapes. This classic English garden, where plants appear to grow freely (but are actually thoughtfully planned out), is from a private home in Chipping Campden.
, which used to be an Augustinian monastery, has an exquisitely precise formal garden.
Walkways are lined with a tiered arrangement of manicured bushes and blooms.
's early 20th-century gardens inspired a trend of overscale cottage gardens.
You'll occasionally come across an unexpected sight: a peacock.
dates all the way back to the 10th century. Its beautiful grounds look like a lovely place for a stroll.
This quiet retreat is located in the Swinbrook, a very small (population: ) village in Oxfordshire.
This elaborate design of this garden was inspired by a motif on a dress worn by Elizabeth I.
The "Scented Garden" at features dozens of varieties of sweet-smelling spring flowers.
At , a 17th-century mansion located at a holiday resort, you can feast your eyes on the lavish assortment of blooms and greenery.
The gardens at Hidcote Manor feature sculpted topiaries, native plants, and an elegant waterscape.
is home to one of the most famous English gardens, designed by the notable Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson in 1930.
The garden was planned as a series of outdoor rooms, each with a different theme.
Statuary and pathways were chosen carefully to best complement the landscape.
No, your eyes aren't fooling you: those really are palm trees in an English garden. enjoys a warm microclimate that allows non-native plants to flourish.
The Abbey Gardens were first established in the 1830s and remain an attraction for the range of exotic plants on view.
The Limestone Rock Garden contrasts stone with lush green scenery.