Top gardens to visit in the South West

Here's our pick of the most beautiful, tranquil, exciting and inspiring gardens in the South West to visit this autumn. Enjoy the spectacle as the air turns cooler and these special places are filled with a kaleidoscope of colour as the seasons change.

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

Visiting this autumn

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.

Great gardens in Cornwall

Great gardens in Devon

Autumn in the Japanese Garden at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

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

Great gardens in Wiltshire