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Biggest Garden Capitals in the UK

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For many UK residents, the need for garden space is high on a list of must-haves for a new home. Whether it’s to entertain guests, grow a dream flower garden or provide space for outdoor exercise, it proves to be important in a variety of ways. 

However, large garden space isn’t always complimentary to homes, giving consumers the chance to test their landscaping skills to create a stunning outside area. 

To help provide information to those who are interested in moving home, we’ve created an index which analyses 50 towns and cities which offer the highest average square meter of garden space per home in the UK. 

In addition, we’ve also looked at the average house price and number of current listings should you be considering relocating.

 

The Top 25 UK towns and cities offering the most garden space 

Rank City/Town Average Garden Size (m2) Average House Price (£) Number of Properties for Sale
1 Poole 490 £345,602 794
2 Dundee 249 £179,278 97
3 Cambridge 235 £433,929 542
4 Slough 229 £370,613 986
5 Bournemouth 215 £337,042 1,071
6 Swansea 203 £185,780 333
7 Derby 200 £217,446 867
8 Milton Keynes 190 £296,989 1,101
9 Telford 185 £194,146 437
10 Reading 180 £406,498 1,102
11 Gloucester 177 £250,600 524
12 Wolverhampton 174 £223,106 609
13 Southend-on-Sea 166 £309,564 308
14 Blackpool 160 £135,871 874
15 Ipswich 160 £262,199 562
16 Warrington 153 £233,925 466
17 Southampton 152 £302,712 1,245
18 York 151 £322,895 908
19 Aberdeen 141 £207,742 576
20 Birmingham 138 £210,533 3,448
21 Peterborough 134 £211,556 820
22 Sheffield 133 £207,145 1,215
23 Huddersfield 131 £187,508 613
24 Oxford 130 £491,796 858
25 Sunderland 121 £147,919 635

Our study found that the Southern town of Poole offers the highest square meter of garden area per house at 490 square metres. With house prices averaging £345,000, Poole sits in the middle range of typical prices across the UK. 

Ranking second in the findings was Dundee. At 249 square metres of garden space, it’s nearly half of what Poole offers – but this also comes with a benefit. House prices are 50% cheaper in the city, averaging £179,000. With just 97 properties currently listed for sale, it proves to be a popular destination for homebuyers. 

A noticeable town in the top 25 is that of Blackpool. Offering a respectable average 160 square metres of garden space, house prices are significantly cheaper than counterparts, giving residents the chance to move for less while increasing garden space.

 

The 25 UK towns and cities offering the least garden space 

Rank City/Town Average Garden Size (m2) Average House Price (£) Number of Properties for Sale
1 Brighton 23 £388,739 933
2 London 35 £678,273 46,723
3 Leicester 41 £248,196 1,634
4 Norwich 47 £263,394 928
5 Bradford 50 £142,097 979
6 Leeds 56 £227,427 1,143
7 Plymouth 57 £215,561 774
8 Portsmouth 62 £252,635 785
9 Bristol 64 £335,864 1,954
10 Middlesbrough 64 £157,105 650
11 Nottingham 67 £218,842 2,016
12 Glasgow 71 £209,753 1,391
13 Kingston upon Hull 74 £272,427 537
14 Luton 77 £272,953 780
15 Bolton 82 £178,632 812
16 Manchester 88 £200,471 3,510
17 Newcastle upon Tyne 88 £206,582 1,569
18 Cardiff 93 £265,702 1,316
19 Liverpool 98 £185,232 3,172
20 Edinburgh 100 £318,595 1,192
21 Northampton 110 £265,351 863
22 Birkenhead 112 £121,886 180
23 Swindon 112 £251,275 786
24 Coventry 113 £216,304 1,124
25 Stoke-on-Trent 116 £157,118 566

Offering an average of just 23 square metres of garden per house, Brighton ranks lowest in our study. The seaside city has property prices averaging £388,000 – some of the highest across the UK. 

As the UK’s capital city, it may come to no surprise that London is ranked within the top 3 worst locations for garden space, with just 35 square metres. Known for its attractions, tourism and breathtaking city views, London’s average house price is £678,000.

Data & sources 

Data collected May 2021. Full research available on request.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/

https://www.zoopla.co.uk/

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/

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