Top gardens to visit in the South West

Gardens across the South West are waking up after winter. Make the most of warmer days and enjoy the views of beautiful garden flowers as spring brings new life and colour to the places we look after.

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

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Great gardens in Cornwall

Great gardens in Devon

Coleton Fishacre house with flowering crocuses in the foreground

Coleton Fishacre

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.

Snowdrops spring up outside Saltram house, Devon

Saltram 

At Saltram there's a secret garden to lose yourself and parkland with riverside and woodland walks. Strolling through this precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth, you can almost forget that the city lies so close.

Dorset
The garden at Kingston lacy explodes with life and colour in the spring and summer months

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

Tintinhull House is the centre of the garden

Tintinhull Garden

A place of floral beauty, tranquillity and innovation, Tintinhull Garden is a gardener's paradise. Glittering pools, secluded lawns, colourful borders and clipped hedges provide the perfect spot to relax and unwind, not far from Yeovil.

Great gardens in Wiltshire