Top gardens to visit in the South West

Wrap up warm and explore a garden made new by winter's spell. Here's our pick of the most beautiful, tranquil, exciting and inspiring gardens in the South West to visit this season.

Scroll down to see the best gardens in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Visiting this winter

We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. You no longer need to pre-book at many of our places in England, although some smaller places may still require booking ahead. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

Face coverings are required in shops and recommended in enclosed and crowded areas. Thank you for making this a safe experience for everyone.

Great gardens in Cornwall

Great gardens in Devon

Sunrise at Coleton Fishacre on a frosty winter morning

Coleton Fishacre

Open on weekends this RHS accredited garden offers enticing glimpses out to sea, paths that weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand that thrive in the moist and sheltered coastal valley.

Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy 

From the winding paths of a Victorian fernery and a Japanese-inspired garden to the strict geometry of formal bedding and the Kitchen Garden, there’s plenty to explore beyond Kingston Lacy’s acres of sweeping lawn and woodland walks.

Great gardens in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Great gardens in Somerset

Winter sunrise through trees at Tyntesfield, Bristol


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

Great gardens in Wiltshire