Summer gardens in Somerset

Somerset has some wonderful gardens, bursting with colour and scent and the perfect place to rest and relax on a summer's day.

Barrington Court rudbeckias

Summer garden fun at Barrington Court

The precious days of summer are here for us to relish and enjoy, the garden is bright and alive with scent and colour, hear the gentle buzz of bees as they gather nectar from the abundant flowers swaying in the breeze.

Visitors walking in the garden in Autumn at Dunster Castle

The gardens 

Home to four different micro-climates the garden at Dunster is home to a diverse range of plants and wildlife with far-reaching views across the Bristol Channel.

Apple tree in autumn

The garden at Arlington Court

Enjoy Arlington's pleasure grounds, Victorian Garden and Walled Kitchen Garden - beautiful any time of year.

Summer wildflowers in the garden at Coleridge Cottage, with the lime-tree bower in the background

Garden tours

There's more to Coleridge than the Cottage. Discover the stories of the poet's garden, and how it didn't turn out quite how he planned...

The Temple of Apollo reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire

The world-famous garden at Stourhead

Perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all of the great landscape gardens, Stourhead is an English 18th-century view of Arcadian paradise. In late spring and early summer the garden is a tranquil place to sit and relax, enjoy a picnic and immerse yourself in 300 years of history.

Looking down an archway of pink flowers in the Rose Garden at Tytnesfield

Summer colour in the Tyntesfield Rose Garden 

In the summer months, the distinctive archway of Tyntesfield's Rose Garden bursts into life and the boxed beds are a patchwork of different textures and colours.

Large Blue butterfly

Summer wildlife spotting in Somerset 

This summer test out your nature spotting skills.