Spring gardens in the South West

The gardens in the South West are starting to show signs of spring and as temperatures start to rise they're a great place to get outdoors and get some fresh air.

Barrington Court estate, Somerset

Spring gardens at Barrington Court, Somerset 

At Barrington Court, Somerset, you'll find old orchards filled with blossom.

Flower count family

Spring flower trail

Follow the family-friendly trail and enjoy the best blooms this spring.

A boy running along a path in the garden at Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre in spring

As spring bursts into life, find out about all of the seasonal things to do at Coleton Fishacre.

pink camellias against a bright blue sky

Spring colour at Glendurgan

Camellias, daffodils, primroses, magnolias and more are out in flower in the valley garden.

Azaleas and rhododendrons reflected in the water of the Upper Pond at Trengwainton, Cornwall

Spring blooms at Trengwainton Garden 

From March onwards the garden at Trengwainton builds to a crescendo of colour from the magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas and stream border.

Terrific tulips in East Court

The garden in spring

You can make the most of the rejuvenating colours and scents of spring in Montacute’s glorious garden.

The garden overlooking the river at Greenway in winter

Secret spots for spring

These secret spots in Greenway garden are off the beaten track and surrounded by spring flowers; perfect if you're looking for some peace and tranquillity this spring.

A footpath through wild garlic

Things to enjoy in spring at Prior Park

Spring in the garden is full of life and nature. The snowdrops give way to swathes of daffodils and soon there will be wild garlic to pick.

A view across the lake  towards the Pantheon in early spring

The garden at Stourhead is springing into bloom

As you wander through the garden this spring, there are lots of spring bulbs to enjoy, and later in the season there’ll be burst of colour appearing from rhododendrons and azaleas to enjoy.

Mid-spring on the Long Borders

Spring at Hidcote

Spring has arrived after a long and hard winter. A walk around the garden will fill you with eagerness for the bursts of colour that will soon be appearing.

Purple crocuses and white snowdrops at Cotehele, Cornwall

Winter in Cotehele's garden

You'll find colour and beauty in Cotehele garden in all seasons, as different areas take turns to shine as the year progresses.

Blossom in the Kingston Lacy Japanese garden

Spring in the garden at Kingston Lacy 

As the weather warms up and the days start to get longer, why not take a wander around the garden at Kingston Lacy? With an abundance of new life and colour emerging, make the most of getting outside this spring.

The tulips usually come out late April at Dyrham Park

Tulips at Dyrham Park

Tulips have long graced the formal West Garden at Dyrham Park and prove the highlight of a spring visit.

Banks alive with spring flowers at Trelissick garden, Cornwall

Trelissick springs to life 

It's the perfect time of year for a picnics on the garden's lawns surrounded by brilliant hues in the flower beds. Enjoy bright bursts of colour and the stunning maritime views.