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View of the lake with Palladian bridge and Pantheon in the distance in spring at Stourhead, Wiltshire
View of the lake with Palladian bridge and Pantheon in the distance in spring at Stourhead, Wiltshire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Gardens and parks in Wiltshire

There's plenty of inspiration to be found in a garden near you. Here are a few favourite Wiltshire gardens to explore with the family throughout the seasons.

Top spring gardens and parks in Wiltshire

View over the lake Stourhead  on a sunny day with some trees in the foreground

The garden at Stourhead 

When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, a mystical grotto, and rare and exotic trees, offering a day of fresh air and discovery.

A close up of pink and white apple blossom on a tree in the orchard at Lacock Abbey. The sun is shining and a grassy path dotted with yellow flowers leads off into the woodland in the distance.

The garden at Lacock Abbey 

Lacock Abbey's peaceful garden is a place to relax. Discover the Botanic Garden, greenhouse, orchard and woodland along with the sounds of nature at this green natural setting.

A colourful display of flowers with the manor behind.

The garden at Avebury Manor 

The garden is arranged as a series of 'rooms', each with an individual character. The garden is open all year so you can explore every season. With herbaceous borders, topiary and an orchard, it’s an ideal place to relax.

The garden in May at Mompesson House, Salisbury, Wiltshire

The garden at Mompesson House 

Discover a delightful walled garden hidden behind this 18th-century town house, featuring a pergola and traditionally planted herbaceous borders. Re-opens 11 March.

A view of The Dye Pool in autumn showing topiary and lilies at The Courts Garden, Wiltshire

The Courts Garden 

Take a stroll through the romantic Arts and Crafts Garden with its orchard, terraces, topiary houses, gazebo, lily pond and spring-fed fishpond all surrounding the 15th-century manor house.

near Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Fully open today
The outside of Great Chalfield Manor in summer seen from across the moat

Explore Great Chalfield Manor and Garden 

Discover a unique 15th-century manor house brimming with history, and a one of a kind romantic Arts and Crafts garden.

The entrance to Westwood Manor from the top of Westwood church in Wiltshire

Westwood Manor 

Fifteenth-century stone manor house

near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Closed now
View of the house from the parkland at Dinton Park and Philipps House, Wiltshire

Dinton Park 

Enjoy far-reaching rolling parkland with tranquil views in the grounds of a Neo-Grecian house.

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Partially open today
Two adults and a child look at the house, with its pediment supported by columns, at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Discover more in Wiltshire

World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire.