Top gardens to visit in the South West

Gardens across the South West are full of colour and life at this time of year. Make the most of warm summer days with a family picnic on the lawn, a stroll through a rose garden or a long lazy afternoon in the shade of tall leafy trees.

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

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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.​

Gardens in Cornwall

Great gardens in Devon

The colourful Summer border at 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.

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.

Somerset gardens

The quintessential English manor house

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