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Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest
Goudhurst, Kent, England
The National Pinetum, one of the world's best conifer collection, is a beautiful place to walk in all seasons. The 2000 acre Bedgebury Forest offers family cycling, mountain-biking, riding, walking, Go Ape and adventure play for all ages and abilities...
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Bewilderwood
Wroxham, Norfolk, England
BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical treehouses and intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads...
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Brixton Windmill
Lambeth, London, England
Brixton Windmill was built in 1816 and is now the last survivor of the twelve working windmills in Lambeth. The mill, which is owned by Lambeth Council, is situated in Windmill Gardens, off Blenheim Gardens in SW2...
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Brogdale Collections
Faversham, Kent, England
Independent non-profit making charitable organisation which aims to promote research in use and appreciation of fruits and other horticultural products. Formed in 1990 to safeguard the long term future of the National Fruit Collections...
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Chelsea Physic Garden
Kensington and Chelsea, London, England
Founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries, the Chelsea Physic Garden is London’s ‘secret’ garden of rare, historic and medicinal plants. An ethnobotanical display of world herbal medicine...
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Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines
Gloucestershire, England
Working mining museum still producing natural, iron-based pigments (ochre): yellow, red, purple and brown colours. Mined on a small scale by free miners. Suitable for artists or home decorators using natural finishes...
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Coombes Farm Tours
Lancing, West Sussex, England
Enjoy a trailor ride over 400 hectares of farmland in the South Downs. The journey will cover conservation areas where you will see wildflowers cascading along the bank and areas planted to encourage wildlife...
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The County Clare Farm Heritage Tours Co-op
Ennis, Ireland
We are a group of farmers from the Burren in Co Clare who have come together to interpret our land and promote our traditions. We have inherited an ancient and unique system that links us directly to pre-historic Burren farmers...
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David Welch Winter Gardens
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
One of the largest covered gardens in Europe with a floor space of nearly two acres. Stroll around and enjoy a wide range of plants from all around the world...
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Eden Project
St Austell, Cornwall, England
The Eden Project’s mission is to promote the understanding and responsible management of the vital relationship between plants and people...
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Forty Hall & Estate
Enfield, London, England
Forty Hall is a Grade 1 listed Jacobean Manor House, nestled in leafy Enfield. The 273 acre Grade II Listed Estate is as a rare example of an intact 18th Century landscape, and contains the archaeological remains of Elsyng Palace visited by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Edward VI...
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International Centre for Birds of Prey
Newent, Gloucestershire, England
Described recently as a Hidden Gem of a place, the Centre houses over 280 birds of prey, eagles, owls, vultures, kites, buzzards and falcons. There are three superb flying demonstrations per day...
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Kilcoan Gardens
Islandmagee, Antrim, Northern Ireland
The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee with beautiful views over Larne Lough and include a cottage garden, orchard, vegetable area and herb garden...
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The National Gardens Scheme
Guildford, Surrey, England
Gardens which welcome visitors on behalf of The National Gardens Scheme help raise much needed funds for some really great charities such as MacMillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care...
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National Stone Centre
Wirksworth, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Unique attraction in Derbyshire Dales. Set in fifty acres, the site reveals a tropical seascape found fossilised in rocks amidst stunning limestone scenery...
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The Natural World Centre
Hykeham, Lincolnshire, England
Located in Whisby Nature Park, the Natural World Centre boasts a café with spectacular lakeside views, a gift shop offering an exciting range of gifts including fair trade and eco products and the exciting Little Darters Wildlife Adventure Area for children...
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Pink Pig Farm Shop & Restaurant
Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Farm shop and restaurant near Scunthorpe. The Pink Pig 'grow' their own free range pork, chickens, eggs and vegetables and buy local lamb, beef, honey, jams...
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RHS Garden Wisley
Woking, Surrey, England
One of the finest gardens in the world, RHS Garden Wisley blends all the innovation and inspiration you would expect from the RHS with a beautiful and captivating range of gardens and planting combinations...
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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Richmond, Surrey, England
Kew Gardens is home to over 300 acres of plant life, and three large and three small tropical glasshouses. It is a secret paradise situated in the heart of West London, containing the largest collection of plant species in the world...
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Syon Park
Brentford, Hounslow, England
Surrounded by its own parkland, with Kew Gardens across the Thames, it is hard to believe that Syon is barely 10 miles from central London...
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Waltham Place Organic Farm and Gardens
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
A private organic estate for over 20 years on 170 acres, with inspiring naturalistic gardens, and both Soil Association and Demeter certified. About 100 acres are devoted to farming where permanent pastures, arable fields and orchards...
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Wembury Marine Centre
Plymouth, Devon, England
Wembury Marine Centre is a visitor centre providing information on the marine environment and is managed by the Devon Wildllife Trust. The Centre features an aquatic jukebox, a film - the Secret life of the Sea and aquaria containing local rockpool species...
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WWT London Wetland Centre
London, United Kingdom
An inspiring wetland landscape that stretches over 105 acres almost in the heart of London in Barnes, SW13. A place where people can leave the everyday stress of city living behind, find fresh air and become immersed in the wonders of wetlands...
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WWT National Wetland Centre Wales
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
The award-winning National Wetland Centre Wales is one of nine WWT visitor centres and reserves across the UK which welcomes over a million visitors a year...
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