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A family of two adults and two small children (with their backs to the camera) in winter clothing walking along a path flanked by an array of plants and trees with brown and green foliage
Exploring the Dunster Castle gardens during winter | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Gardens and parks in Somerset

The Somerset area has some wonderful gardens filled with fountains, lakes and terraces. Here are the perfect places to explore this season.

Top gardens and parks in Somerset

Head outside and enjoy a wide variety of gardens and parks in Somerset.

Family looking at the fountain at Montacute House
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The garden at Montacute House 

Explore the garden of Montacute House throughout the seasons. See the yew trees, affectionately known as ‘wibbly wobbly’ hedges, or take a few moments of tranquillity in the Orangery.

A family of two adults and two small children (with their backs to the camera) in winter clothing walking along a path flanked by an array of plants and trees with brown and green foliage
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The garden at Dunster Castle 

Explore the highlights of the garden at Dunster Castle, which takes you around the world and through four different microclimates

The house at Tyntesfield, Somerset
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The garden at Tyntesfield near Bristol 

The garden at Tyntesfield is an ever-changing landscape, home to beautiful borders, ancient trees and tasty produce that's used daily in the Cow Barn restaurant.

Photo of the garden at Stourhead in Spring with snowdrops
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The world famous garden at Stourhead 

Stourhead is home to one of the world's most famous gardens, with myriad temples, grottos, trees and water features to explore. Read more about what you'll see during your visit.

Bustalls (the old calf pens) at Barrington Court, Somerset.
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The garden at Barrington Court 

Explore the garden of Barrington Court throughout the seasons. See the fruit and produce growing in the Kitchen Garden or enjoy the tranquillity and beautiful borders of formal, walled garden areas.

A view of the Pasture towards the Palladian Bridge at Prior Park covered in snow.
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The landscape garden at Prior Park 

There are all sorts of architecture and wildlife to be discovered at Prior Park, from bridges to a restored Edwardian summerhouse and kingfishers around the lakes.

A large tree with yellowing autumn leaves, next to a pyramid-shaped den made of branches leaned against each other
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The garden at Fyne Court 

Fyne Court is a haven for wildlife in spring, with clues to its past life as an Arcadian garden. You can also explore the Quantock Hills, with enjoyable walks and captivating views.

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    The west front of Montacute house as the sun begins to set behind it

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