While buying the likes of these houses won't be possible for everyone, it's always nice to dream big. We've selected a few properties we've seen on the market this month that have gardens you'd really, really like.
From city-dwellings with green oases, to country piles in the middle of nowhere, these houses are all available and ready for a new owner. We'll enjoy just perusing, however, and perhaps taking a bit of inspiration for our own from them too. You might want to rush out and buy them...
Head to the estate agent sites for more information on each of them, and enjoy whiling away some time imagining reclining on the lawns and taking in the topiary.
For more houses with beautiful gardens, head to our piece from November.
The Garden House, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
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The relationship between garden and house in this stunning and carefully designed house is wonderfully fluid. The house is situated within the grounds of a Georgian walled garden and the garden itself has been worked on for over 20 years and features perennials, yew boxed hedging, wild meadow planting and ponds for wildlife. There's also a substantial vegetable plot. The house itself has seven rooms and is filled with light, thanks to a pitched glass ceiling. One of the loveliest things about this house is its focus on eco, self sustainability. It's very energy efficient, with solar collection, heat recovery and rainwater harvesting. It's also partially earth-sheltered to conserve heat.
Norfolk Road, St John's Wood
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If you're looking for a beautiful, quiet and green-fuelled oasis in the Big Smoke, then this property combines a Victorian villa with beautiful gardens that will make you feel like you're in the countryside. There's also a conservatory and terrace, meaning it's the perfect place to have guests and enjoy the garden all year round. With careful designs, the planting is lush, green and secluded and offers a variety of levels on which to enjoy the surroundings. Expect topiary galore.
Price: Guide price £5,995,000
Faircrouch Lane, Wadhurst
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This arts and crafts home is placed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is arranged over four floors and has a swimming pool, formal gardens and a woodland, no less. The house was built in 1924 by architect William H Bidlake and makes an appearance in Pevsner's 'Buildings of England'. Expect bluebells, azaeleas and rhododendrons in the woodland come spring, and enjoy the wisteria-lined swimming pool in summer. Bliss.
Price: Guide price £2,850,000
Fittleworth Road, Billingshurst
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All your riding and gardening dreams could come true with the help of this house in the country in West Sussex. There are 17 acres of grounds including paddocks and stables. The garden has a terrace, rear lawn and feature a host of shrubbery and well planted borders. The formal gardens stretch onto a very lovely lavender-lined seating area and glasshouse. We also like the patio, which heads out to the swimming pool and the rose walk. Don't miss the pool house with a gym and changing facilities too.
Price: Guide price: 3,750,000