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 walk through as spring blooms. 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.

Please book ahead before visiting

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens and parks, especially at busy times such as weekends. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks and countryside sites are open. In England our shops are open, along with outdoor seating at cafés. In Wales some shops are open, and cafés are offering a takeaway service. Houses and other indoor areas are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority. We strongly advise booking your visits in advance, especially over the Easter holidays when places may be very busy. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance on travel.

Places to explore in Cornwall

Hyacinths in front of Kingston Lacy house, Dorset

Kingston Lacy 

There are sweeping lawns, a Japanese Garden, the woodland and parkland walks to explore, as well as the wider estate and countryside.

Places to visit in Gloucestershire

Places to visit in Somerset

Place to visit in Wiltshire