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The best accessible gardens to visit this summer

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Taking a trip to some of the most beautiful gardens in the country and basking in their glory is a great day out, but for those with accessibility issues such as those in wheelchairs, it can be difficult to navigate them. With many gardens beginning to open, heading there for a visit offers so many benefits, not only for the fresh air but for mental health too.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of some of the most iconic English landmarks and beauty spots are able to be visited by everyone, no matter their accessibility issues.

 

Beningbrough Hall, York

These large and stunning accessible grounds boast flat, paved paths with a quaint courtyard for everyone to enjoy. The hall has accessible parking bays in the mark car park just 50 yards from the entrance. With forever evolving gardens, changing art exhibitions and a country house whose story spans over 300 years, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Perhaps one of the most tranquil and awe-inspiring castle gardens in the UK and home to the filming of the Harry Potter Quidditch scenes, Alnwick Castle and their gardens are truly a sight to behold. With 6 designated disabled parking spaces at the entrance to the castle, as well as partial access in the grounds for wheelchairs, pushchairs, sight and hearing dogs, you’ll be able to explore everything this stunning location has to offer.

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Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

With winding paths through enchanting woodland, Trengwainton Garden is both charming and luscious. The award-winning magnolias and rhododendrons are still nurtured by those with a passion for their beauty, and the walled garden is full to the brim of exotic species from around the world. Thanks to the separate mobility parking which is situated close to the tea-room and around 75% of the garden accessible to wheelchair users, it’s one of the most accessible gardens in the country.

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Kew Gardens, London

Discover the world of science behind the botanical collections at Kew Gardens. With over 50,000 living plants to be found across the UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll never see anything quite like it again. Excite all your senses with the rich, colourful exhibits and immerse yourself in everything the gardens have to offer. No matter which time of the year you visit, it’s sure to look different to the last time.

Book your tickets here.

 

If you’re driving, all of these locations offer disabled and accessible parking which is situated close to their entrances. Perfect for if you travel in a disability vehicle like those from Allied Mobility. These spaces allow for plenty of room either side of the vehicle to allow you to get in and out as comfortably as possible.

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