About the garden
Bridgwater and Taunton College
Located in the village of Cannington, Somerset, The Walled Gardens of Cannington 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.
The gardens have classic and contemporary features such as the 'hot' herbaceous border; the blue garden; the sub-tropical walk; the winter garden; the potager, the rose 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 Southern Hemisphere Gardens) are areas of real tranquillity.
The gardens have a tearoom, plant nursery and gift shop, which can all be accessed without the need to visit the gardens themselves.