Gardens

  • Tintinhull House Garden (NT)

    20th century formal garden surrounding a 17th century house. The garden layout, divided into areas by walls and hedges, has border colour and plant themes, including shrub roses and clematis. A tranquil oasis of small pools, secluded lawns and beautiful borders. Particularly fine azalea garden, fountain garden and kitchen garden.

  • Prior Park Landscape Garden (NT)

    Beautiful and intimate 18th century landscape garden created by Bath entrepreneur Ralph Allen (1693-1764) with advice from the poet Alexander Pope and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Sweeping valley with magnificent views of the City of Bath. Palladian Bridge and lakes. Ornamental Palladian bridge, one of only four in the world. After Read more [...]

  • Milton Lodge Gardens

    Mature, alkaline terraced garden of great charm, overlooking Wells Cathedral and the Vale of Avalon. The garden was conceived about 1900 by Mr Charles Tudway, the present owner’s great grandfather. Dating from 1909, it was replanned in 1962 with mixed borders, old-fashioned roses, ground cover, numerous climbers and old established Read more [...]

  • Hestercombe Gardens

    Hestercombe is a unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. All have undergone acclaimed restoration works, and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. Hestercombe Gardens welcomes visitors all year round. Covering more than 40 acres Read more [...]

  • Hadspen Castle Garden and Nursery

    The basic Victorian design of Hadspen Garden was conceived by Margaret Hobhouse in order to give a setting to the 18th century Hobhouse home. Around 1960, noted garden expert Penelope Hobhouse started restoring the garden, and that restoration continues today under the direction of garden writer and nurseryman Nori Pope Read more [...]

  • Ford Abbey

    The Gardens of Forde Abbey surround the 12th century Cistercian Monastery, a private home since 1650. They extend over 30 informal acres, which draw the visitor onwards to discover plants of interest and beauty throughout the year. Plantings survive from 1700, although much has been achieved in recent years. Ancient Read more [...]

  • East Lambrook Manor Garden

    The garden at East Lambrook Manor is recognised throughout the world as the Home of English Cottage Gardening’, having been created in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s by the late gardening icon, Margery Fish. Mrs Fish entered the world of gardening late in her life and as a novice she Read more [...]

  • The Walled Gardens of Cannington

    Located in the village of Cannington, the Walled Gardens lie within the grounds of a mediaeval Priory, and many of its fine buildings, including the walls of the garden, remain. Having undergone extensive redevelopment over the last few years, the gardens now have classic and contemporary features such as; the Read more [...]

  • Broadleigh Gardens

    Over the past 30 years, the 5 acre gardens and nursery at Broadleigh Gardens have become a well established attraction to visitors. They are open throughout the year, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm for a £2 charity donation to St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice. Please note that Broadleigh Gardens is Read more [...]

  • Barrington Court (NT)

    A beautiful garden influenced by Gertrude Jekyll and laid out in a series of rooms, including the White Garden, the Rose and Iris Garden and the Lily Garden. Arboretum with vivid golden hues in autumn. The working kitchen garden has apple, pear and plum trees trained along high stone walls.

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