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 summer. Come sunshine or showers, these special places are filled with fresh air and tranquillity.

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

Visiting this summer

We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Great gardens in Cornwall

Great gardens in Devon

Early summer sees roses blooming in the Rose Garden and Baffle Border at 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

Great gardens in Wiltshire

Seasonal highlights

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