Flooded with flora and fauna and evergreen bloom all the year round, here are some of the most beautiful and glorious open spaces in Somerset to witness.
Set off the picture-perfect backdrop of Tudor manor near Ilminster, these stunning gardens are inspired from Gertrude Jekyll which benefit from the influence on varieties and colors of the plants, including jasmine, roses, clematis and honeysuckle. The walled kitchen garden and the Goose orchard have the tea and dining rooms where you can sample the home-grown produce. Browse the shop and book barn to complete your trip.
The Claverton Manor Gardens American Museum in Bath, Britain has a café, vast parkland, drool-worthy views, gardens, and the Mount Vernon Garden. It has seed house, roses, and white picket fence based on the garden of George Washington on the banks of Potomac River, Virginia, which is designed with seeds and plants from Bath.
Clevedon Court Garden
Located on Tickenham Road, the Clevedon Court garden is managed by the National Trust. It had been the home to the lords of Clevedon for centuries. It has a manor house which dates back 14th century and provides amazing views and a pleasant garden. The 18th century terraced garden is perfect for picnic and some walks, with its wooded hillside, trees, and wild flowers, and you can buy some drinks from tea kiosks. However, they don’t accept debit or credit cards.
Cothay Manor and Gardens
Located in Greenham, near Wellington, this medieval 15th century old manor house is probably the best epitome in the country which is covered beautifully by 12 acres of lush greens with self-contained gardens, which lead you off a hedging yet lengthy walk. The gardens glow thousands of white tulips in April, while also having meadow and river trails nearby.
Dunster Castle Garden
Located near Minehead, this hillside castle is the best setting to visit a garden, with a lot of things to see and walks. It has outstanding views all around the castle. You can capture the views across the Quantocks, Exmoor, and the Bristol Channel, and the subtropical gardens are really a visual treat, with floral terraces, and palm trees.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
This striking arts centre and gallery also houses Oudolf Field, a garden which is beautifully designed by Piet Oudolf, a Dutch landscape architect. It is beautifully set in the perennial meadows, and garden has both informal and classical aspects. It is bordered well by hedges and it is split well by pathways and framed well by trees.
East Lambrook Manor Gardens
Located in South Petherton, East Lambrook Manor Gardens is Grade-1 cottage garden landscaped by late Margery Fish, the world-renowned gardening writer and gardener. It has a collection of hellebores, snowdrops, and geraniums in this informal setting. The 17th century Malthouse has a herbaceous nursery and pleasant café.
Located in Bridgwater, Fyne Court housed the Crosse family before it was damaged by fire in 1894. Now, it houses woodland walks and wild garden where you can witness plenty of flora and fauna.