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 garden, hot reds and oranges another, the garden is full of contrast.
Open daily from dawn to dusk, Cotehele garden is a garden for all seasons, with 12 distinct areas for you to explore. Discover formal areas, a wild Valley Garden, orchards, a cut flower garden and tranquil corners.
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.
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.