With the lighter evenings and spring air, we've been turning our attentions to gardens here at Zoopla. Here's our top picks of what's currently on the market.

1. Four-bedroom detached house in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, for £1,200,000

The garden of this 1930s country house is a quintessentially English retreat. Its stunning features include a manicured lawn and boxed hedging, silver birch trees, vegetable garden and Mediterranean style casita, perfect for al fresco entertaining.Available via Hamptons International 

2. Five-bedroom detached house in Ravenshead, Nottingham, for £579,995

You could keep yourself busy for hours tending to this magnificent garden, or just enjoy dinner in it from either of the two raised patios. Along with a lawn that resembles more of a golf course, there are plenty of plants and shrubs, a rockery with pond, vegetable patch and shed.Available via Gascoines 

3. Four-bedroom detached house Monken Hadley, Hertfordshire, for £4,750,000

It might look calm and sleepy but this is a perfect garden to get active in. Go for a dip in the heated swimming pool, hit the all-weather tennis court or simply jog around the perimeter. The front garden is equally enviable with its elegant water fountain and topiary bushes.Available via Statons 

4. Three-bedroom detached bungalow in Lilleshall, Shropshire, for £340,000

This interesting garden has been organised into tiered areas separated by walled borders, pathways and trellises – making the considerable space altogether easier to manage. Accessible via wide patio doors, the garden also offers extensive views over the Shropshire countryside. Available via Barbers 

5. Six-bedroom detached house in Lidgate, Suffolk, for £995,000

The vast gardens surrounding this Grade II listed property in the historic village of Lidgate are nothing short of paradise. Among its rolling two acres you’ll find trees including willow, ash, holly, apple, pear and plum. And if that’s not enough there’s a heated pool, hard tennis court and pony paddock with two stables.Available via Fine & Country 

6. Four-bedroom end terrace house in Battersea, London, for £1,750,000

Any garden in London is a serious luxury. But the one adjoining this Battersea townhouse goes a step beyond. Clever landscaping means the relatively small outside space is used to its maximum advantage while the exotic plants that climb the walls offer a hard-to-come-by seclusion from the stresses of the capital.Available via John D Wood & Co. 

7. Five-bedroom detached house in Farnborough Park, Bromley, for £2,150,000

The large south-facing lawn of this new-build home situated in a private estate in outer London is so green and perfect it hardly looks real.  Bordered with a variety of shrubs and plants, it shouldn’t be too challenging to maintain either (so long as you invest in a sit-on mower).Available via Alan De Maid 

8. Three-bedroom flat in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, for £150,000

Living in a flat doesn’t always mean forgoing a garden. The one that comes with this three-bed flat located just outside Edinburgh, has been nurtured into a haven with a trimmed lawn, planted borders, paved seating area, shed and greenhouse. And, as its private, you won’t have to share it either.Available via Mov8 Real Estate 

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