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Open Please see website for opening dates and times.

THE WALLED GARDENS OF CANNINGTON

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Church Street
Cannington
Bridgwater
TA5 2HA

3 miles west of Bridgwater on A39.

1ha (2.5 acres)

Tel
01278 655042

Visit website

Admission

Non-member adult £5.95 high season; £3.95 low season.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - Sat-Sun when open.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Café
  • Children's activities
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Plants for sale
  • Toilets

Features

  • Colour themed borders
  • Cottage planting
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Gravel garden
  • Herbaceous border
  • Mediterranean/Italian garden
  • National Plant Collections
  • Organic management
  • Sub-tropical garden
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife planting and features

About the garden

Owned by
Bridgwater College

Located in the village of Cannington, Somerset, the Walled Gardens lie within the grounds of a medieval priory and many of its fine buildings, including the walls of the garden, remain. Having undergone extensive redevelopment, the gardens were officially opened by HRH the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward in 2009 and have also been accredited as a ‘quality assured visitor attraction’ by Visit England.

The gardens have classic and contemporary features such as the ‘hot’ herbaceous border; the blue garden; a sub-tropical walk; and a Victorian style fernery, among others. There is also a botanical glasshouse where arid, sub-tropical and tropical plants can be seen and two smaller gardens within the walls (The Bishop’s and Australasian Gardens) are areas of real tranquillity.

There are also tearooms, plant sales and a garden gift shop – which you don’t need access to the gardens to visit – so there’s plenty to see and do for all the family.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Conifers
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Fuchsias
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Laburnum
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Maple
  • Roses
  • Snowdrops
  • Vegetables
  • Wisteria

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