The UK’s 10 Most ‘Instagramable’ Gardens Revealed

The Royal Botanic Gardens has won a poll of the UK’s most Instagrammed gardens, with almost 50,000 snaps of the Kew-based gardens featuring on the popular photo-sharing app.

The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland ranks second with 27,549 photo posts and Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden in Warwickshire is in third place with 20,871 images on Instagram.

Kew gardens is a worthy winner as it includes an arboretum of over 14,000 trees which represent over 2,000 species and a dramatic rock garden that is carved into the landscape containing plants from six mountainous areas of the world.

The ranking was compiled by Direct2Florist and Simon Stirling of the online flower delivery company said of the findings: “After a long winter spent in lockdown, Brits across the UK are looking to get out.

“With international travel restrictions likely to be in place for some time, many are staying close to home and looking for ways to get some sun and nature here in the UK instead. Parks and gardens are going to be bigger than ever this summer as Brits look to make the most of the UK post-lockdown.

“If lockdown has taught us anything, it’s a far greater appreciation for the outdoors. Flowers are a great way to improve your mood, and we hope with this research the British public manage to get themselves out this summer to visit some of the truly amazing gardens and flowers found throughout England, Wales and Scotland.”

If you are looking to embrace the outdoors as lockdown restrictions ease, here is the full list of the gardens that top the most Instagramable poll:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
  • Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
  • Bodnant Garden, Conwy
  • Chelsea Physic Garden, London
  • Stourhead, Wiltshire
  • Chatsworth, Derbyshire
  • Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire
  • Cambridge University Botanical Garden, Cambridge
  • Stowe, Buckinghamshire

We advise checking online before travelling to any of the places on the list, as many gardens will be operating on a ‘ticket only’ policy when they reopen after the lockdown measures are lifted.