Spring gardens in the South West

Spring is a beautiful time in National Trust gardens across the South West. As temperatures rise, they're a great place to get outdoors and get some fresh air. Here are the best gardens to explore in each county.

The gardens in Spring time at Tyntesfield, Somerset

The best spring gardens near Bristol and Bath  

Close by there are dramatic landscape gardens, informal kitchen gardens, flower borders and shady woodland, all of which are transformed at this time of year as spring blooms fill them with colour.

Mrs Winthrop's garden in spring

Spring gardens in Gloucestershire 

Gardens in Gloucestershire are transformed at this time of year as flowers bloom.

Crocuses in flower at Killerton

Devon gardens to discover 

At this time of year, the National Trust gardens in Devon come into their own. With blooms waiting to be discovered, here's some of the best places to find spring flowers near you.

Visitor in the garden in summer at Cotehele, Cornwall.

Gardens in Cornwall 

Summer has taken hold of the gardens in Cornwall. Here are a few places to enjoy this colourful season.

Rhododendrons in bloom in Stourhead

The garden at Stourhead is springing into bloom

As you wander through the garden this spring, you'll find be bursts of colour appearing from the rhododendrons and azaleas.

Lacock Abbey Spring Tulips

Seek out spring tulips at Lacock Abbey

With spring very much here, look out for the signs of plants and animals getting ready for the warmer weather. What will you spot today?

Kingston Lacy

The garden at Kingston Lacy

With crisp air and the crunch of frosty leaves underfoot, the garden at Kingston Lacy is as sure to delight in winter as much as any other season. Throughout December enjoy the enchanting Christmas illuminations. Visit in late January and throughout February to see over 40 varieties of snowdrop create a spectacular display throughout the garden.

Kingston Lacy

Gardens to visit in Dorset  

Dorset offers grand landscaped gardens and charming cottage hide-aways.