Summer gardens near Bath and Bristol

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. We’re reopening a number of our places in line with government guidance. You'll need to book ahead before visiting by following the links below to the property websites.

The view across the park at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park

Situated near Bath, this ancient parkland is full of magnificent trees and view points with extensive vistas that stretch as far as the Welsh mountains. The garden is home to sumptuous planting, formal areas and peaceful wooded terraces.

The Pasture at Prior Park is speckled with wildflowers in summer

Prior Park Landscape Garden

A beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden in Bath, undergoing a major restoration on its historic dams. Set in a sweeping valley above Bath, it's a place of magnificent views and lawns to relax on, with one of only four Palladian bridges in the world.

The rose garden in July


Extensive garden and parkland, just a stone's throw from Bristol. Flower filled terraces, an empty lake, woodland, champion trees and the kitchen garden balance faded beauty and function with an abundance of nature.

Hidcote's Old Garden in flower in summer


Arts and Crafts-inspired garden with intricately designed outdoor spaces in the rolling Cotswold hills. Explore the maze of narrow paved pathways and discover secret gardens, delightful vistas and colourful planting.

The gardens at Stourhead near 89 Church Lawn, Stourhead, Wiltshire


World-famous landscape garden with magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees.

Long Border in the garden looking towards Snowshill Manor


The garden of this Cotswold manor house is the perfect place to unwind and explore hidden vistas, quiet corners and unexpected delights.

One of the statues at Westbury

Westbury Court Garden

A rare and beautiful survivor, explore the canals in this Dutch water garden near Gloucester; the only restored one in the country.

The lawns in the Botanic Garden at Lacock Abbey


Lacock Abbey, a quirky country house built upon the foundations of a former nunnery, located within its own woodland grounds at the heart of a Wiltshire village.

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 100 gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. From Monday 6 July, we’re gradually opening gardens and parklands in Wales. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All National Trust houses remain closed for now. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.