We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens and parks, especially at busy times such as weekends. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.
Bring your walking boots and enjoy a winter's walk amongst carpets of snowdrops in the garden and the estate. Snowdrops in bloom traditionally signal the end of winter, and there are many carpets of snowdrops to admire at Newark Park
With the mild maritime climate at Trelissick, early flowering rhododendrons and camellias bring colour to the garden from February onwards. The borders are scattered with hellebores, cyclamen and snowdrops.
A walk down through the centre of the garden at Coleton Fishacre leads you past a bank of snowdrops bobbing their heads in the sea breeze. Unwind while you take in the view with snowdrops on one side, and the sea on the other.
Greenway's renowned spring garden is filled with snowdrops and camellias when it opens in February. Before spring even truly begins, you can be transported to it in this woodland garden overlooking the River Dart.
Walk through the Kingston Lacy gardens from late January onwards and you will find carpets of brilliant white. With over 40 varieties of snowdrop, the spectacular display at Kingston Lacy is a welcome sign that spring is on its way.
Carpets of brilliant white snowdrops surround the lake in this world-famous garden from February. With winding paths to follow and surprises round every corner, early spring is a special time at Stourhead
Explore the diverse landscape of the South West on foot. Here's a selection of great walks by county, taking in coastline, hillforts, woodland, countryside and more across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Navigate through these to find your local walk, perfect for getting some fresh air as spring emerges.
Here's our pick of the most beautiful, tranquil, exciting and inspiring gardens in the South West to walk through as spring blooms. Come sunshine or showers, these special places are filled with fresh air and tranquillity.
Whether you’re looking for fuel to kick-start a ramble on the coast, or are returning from a gentle stroll in the woods, you’ll find these kiosks, cafés and tea-rooms are great places to pick up a takeaway treat. What's more, every visit you make and piece of cake you buy helps us carry on looking after special places for everyone to enjoy, for ever.
All houses are currently closed. We’ll be re-opening our houses in line with government guidance around social distancing measures to ensure they open safely for visitors, staff and volunteers. We are very grateful to our members and supporters for helping us work through these plans, and for their continued loyal support.
In line with government guidance, we're reopening bookshops across the South West from 12 April. Thanks to supporters like you, second-hand bookshops at the places we care for usually take thousands of pounds annually, and every penny is invested to keep the property special for everyone, for ever. Read on to find out about the bookshops which help to raise funds to support vital conservation work.
Our gardens, parks and countryside sites are open. In England our shops are open, along with outdoor seating at cafés. In Wales some shops are open, and cafés are offering a takeaway service. Houses and other indoor areas are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority. We strongly advise booking your visits in advance, especially over the Easter holidays when places may be very busy. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance on travel.