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.
In the summer months the garden at Coleton Fishacre is filled with colour from the exotic planting thriving in this sheltered coastal valley. With pastel colours filling one border, hot reds and oranges another, the garden is full of contrast.
Throughout the summer the rose garden is a patchwork of reds, yellows and pinks all with a different scent which fills the air. Quiet spots with benches can be found along the herbaceous borders or you can play tennis on the croquet lawn.
Every season provides a different scene in Dyrham Park's West Garden with its beautiful borders, picturesque ponds and plentiful picnic spots. Summer is no exception - soak up the sunshine and admire the abundance in this versatile space.
Greenway is nestled in a woodland garden which drifts down the hill to the banks of the River Dart. The garden is complete with stunning views, colourful borders and grand trees. In May and June conservation work is being carried out on the glass houses in the walled gardens.
Killerton is home to trees from all continents (except Antarctica) and many of them are at their most impressive in summer. There are different levels to explore in the garden, all hiding different secrets - can you find the bear's hut and the ice house?
The garden at Kingston Lacy comes into its own during summer with beautiful blooms, multitude of scents and stunning vistas to be enjoyed. Look out for the hanging baskets, seas of bedding plants and the abundance of flowers and crops within the kitchen garden. There are many shady spots to rest and relax, especially under the majestic cedars on the South Lawn or within the thatched pavilions of the Japanese garden.
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.