Summer gardens in and around Wiltshire

Summer is a wonderful time of year to be outside in the fresh air, taking in the sights and smells of flowers in bloom, warmer temperatures and longer days.

A frosty morning in the garden at Stourhead

The world-famous garden at Stourhead

Perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all of the great 18th-century landscape gardens. A tranquil place to sit, relax and immerse yourself in 300 years of history.

The garden in summer

Summer in the garden at Mompesson House

In summer the borders in Mompesson's tranquil garden are a vibrant showcase of floral colour and scent. Here are some of the highlights.

Daisy chains summer John Millar

Summer days at Lacock Abbey

As the world comes out to play in August, there’s something about the warm breeze that makes the smell of cut grass and seasonal herbs all that more exciting. Find out what else is happening this summer holiday.

The bridge and families at Prior Park

Summer at Prior Park

There's so much to discover at Prior Park in summer.

Beautfiul borders at Dyrham Park

What to see in the garden this summer

The gardens are awash with colour this season from formal border planting to more natural areas around the orchard and meadow.

Dahlias in the South Terrace border at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

The garden at Kingston Lacy 

As summer moves into autumn there is still plenty of colour to be found in the garden at Kingston Lacy, not to mention an abundance of produce. Enjoy taking in the sights, sounds and scents of the season when you next visit.