South West

Classic coastline, tropical gardens, iconic monuments and the great outdoors

Top picks houses and gardens

Heading outdoors?

Magnolia in flower

The effects of an early spring on South West gardens 

Head Gardener Simon Akeroyd looks after the gardens at Greenway and Coleton Fishacre. Read what trends he's spotting this year, and the potential consequences.

Girl walking through spring flowers in the garden at a National Trust property

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

A child toasting marshmallows over an open camp fire at Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire

South West Outdoor Festival 

Devon is hosting a new outdoor festival – with hiking, biking, trail running, openwater swimming, camping, star gazing and wild food foraging.
You can come and build your own adventure weekend, or chill out and have a good time in the embrace of the West Country's wonderful wilderness.
We look forward to seeing you out on the trails, at the outdoor bar, or around the campfire.

A boy taking part in a grow your own workshop

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from outdoor theatre and ranger days to guided walks and 50 things activities.