The 2012 Gardens celebrate contemporary horticulture and planting. They represent a living timeline of Britain's long history of exploration, trade, and plant collecting and its impact on the richness and diversity of British gardens. While the overarching focus of the parklands is on native biodiversity and ecological networks, the 2012 Gardens, based in the southern area of the Park, draws inspiration from the distinctive characteristics of plant communities found in the wild in Europe, North America, the Southern Hemisphere, and Asia.

Explore the Gardens in more depth with the 2012 Gardens app. Learn about native plant communities from around the world; listen to first-hand accounts from people involved in the design of the Gardens; uncover some history of plant introductions in the UK; access plant lists for the Gardens and information about necessary growing conditions.

Download the app now! Available for iPhone and Android.


Download the app now! Available for iPhone and Android.