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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.

1.8 acres

Tel
01278 655042

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Opening Hours

Tue–Sun, 10am–3pm, winter; 10am–4pm, summer; 4 Jan–16 Dec.

Admission

Non-member adult £4 winter, £6 summer.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Colour themed borders
  • Cottage planting
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Gravel garden
  • Herbaceous border
  • Mediterranean/Italian garden
  • Organic management
  • Prairie/naturalistic planting
  • Sub-tropical garden
  • Winter garden

About the garden

Owned by
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 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.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Alpines
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Begonias
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Clematis
  • Conifers
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Fuchsias
  • Grasses
  • Heathers
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Primulas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

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