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8 open gardens to visit in Somerset

Somerset gardens to visitGardens can be as beautiful in Autumn as they are in the height of Summer. Luckily, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful gardens to visit in Somerset. Here are eight of our favourite gardens to get inspiration. If your visits inspire you to enhance your garden this Autumn, don’t forget that Somerlap stock a wide range of camping pods, garden furniture and sheds all available to buy in their online shop.

Kilver Court in Shepton Mallet

  • What to see: A reproduction of George Whitelegg’s Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winning rockery, the organic vegetable garden and the mill pond.
  • Open: All year round
  • Visits: 10am – 5pm (4.30pm November to March).
  • Cost: £5
  • Contact: 01749 340410
  • More information: Kilver Court

Broomclose in Porlock

  • What to see: Mediterranean garden, wild flower meadow and unusual sub-tropical trees.
  • Open: March to October
  • Visits: By arrangement
  • Cost: Donation
  • Contact: 01643 86207
  • More information: National Gardens Scheme

Bishops Palace in Wells

  • What to see: The Wells Gardens, the Arboretum and the Garden of reflection, planted with 85 silver birches.
  • Open: All year round
  • Visits: 10am – 6pm (4pm November to March)
  • Cost: £7.99
  • Contact: 01749 988111
  • More informationBishops Palace

Court House in East Quantoxhead

  • What to see: Traditional kitchen garden, woodland garden.
  • Open: Ring for dates
  • Visits: On open dates
  • Cost: £4
  • Contact: 01278 741271
  • More information: National Gardens Scheme

Barrington Court in Ilminster

  • What to see: The different garden “rooms”, ranging from hot to cold, the kitchen garden and cider orchard.
  • Open: All week in summer. Weekends only in winter.
  • Visits: 10.30am – 5pm (varies depending on season).
  • Cost: From £9.20 or free with National Trust membership. 
  • Contact: 01460 241938
  • More information: National Trust

The Dairy in Weston-in-Gordano

  • What to see: Courtyards, lower garden with pond.
  • Open: May to September
  • Visits: By arrangement
  • Cost: Enquire when booking
  • Contact: 01275 849214
  • More information: National Gardens Scheme

Hestercombe Gardens in Cheddon Fitzpaine

  • What to see: Victorian shrubbery, the Great Cascade in the Landscape Garden and the Rose Garden.
  • Open: All year round
  • Visits: 10am – 6pm (4pm in winter)
  • Cost: £11
  • Contact: 01823 413923
  • More information: Hestercombe

Honeyhurst Farm

  • What to see: Courtyards, lower garden with pond.
  • Open: May to September
  • Visits: By arrangement
  • Cost: Enquire when booking
  • Contact: 01275 849214
  • More information: National Gardens Scheme

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