Gardens to see around Harptree Court

Garden lovers, you are spoilt for choice when you stay with us. Please check opening times before you visit, as some of these gardens have restricted opening times. Just ask us if you would like us to find out any opening times for you or if you would like directions to any of the gardens.

Yeo Valley Organic Garden

The Organic Garden at Holt Farm
Bath Road, Blagdon, BS40 7SQ
5 Miles

The only organic ornamental garden as certified by the Soil Association, 6.5 acres of contemporary planting, quirky sculptures, bulbs in their thousands, purple palace, glorious meadows and posh veggie patch. In spring the woodland is filled with snowdrops, wood anemones, primroses and bluebells with hundreds of tulips giving colour throughout the garden.
www.theorganicgardens.co.uk  01761 461650

 

Milton Lodge

Milton Lodge Gardens
Old Bristol Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3AQ
7 Miles

Milton Lodge has charming Grade II listed gardens with south facing terraces overlooking Wells Cathedral and the Vale of Avalon with mixed borders, roses, yew hedges, fine trees and a separate 7 acre arboretum. Originally laid out in the early 1900s but more recently re-planted with old-fashioned roses, numerous climbers, herbaceous plants, mixed shrubs and ground cover for season-long interest. These beautifully managed gardens have an air of peace, calm and tranquillity.
www.miltonlodgegardens.co.uk  01749 672168

Bishops Palace and Gardens - Harptree Court

 

The Bishops Palace and Gardens
Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD
8 Miles

Bishop’s Palace & Gardens: Find us in the centre of the historic City of Wells, step across the drawbridge and discover the splendour of the medieval Palace before you. Beyond the 13th century building lies 14 acres of gardens, springs and arboretum, with plenty of space to really relax.
www.bishopspalace.org.uk  01749 672168

 

Prior Park

Prior Park
Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AH
17 Miles

Prior Park is a beautiful and intimate 18th century landscape garden, created by local entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph Allen with advice from the poet Alexander Pope and Capability Brown. The garden is set in a sweeping valley with magnificent views of the City of Bath. Some of the interesting features are a Palladian bridge, three lakes and the recently restored summerhouse. There is no access by car or parking at the garden.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-priorpark  01225 833422

Peto Garden

The Peto Garden at Iford Manor
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2BA
19 Miles

This Grade I Italian-style garden is famous for its tranquil beauty and was the home of architect and landscape gardener, Harold A. Peto from 1899 to 1933. This unique and romantic hillside garden is characterised by steps, terraces, sculpture and magnificent rural views.
www.ifordmanor.co.uk  01225 863146

 

Stourhead

Stourhead
Nr Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD
28 Miles

Lying in secluded privacy in its own valley, Stourhead features one of the world’s finest 18th-century landscape gardens. A magnificent lake is central to the design, and there are classical temples, enchanting grottos and rare and exotic trees. The Hoare family history can be uncovered at Stourhead House, a majestic Palladian mansion housing a unique Regency library with fabulous collections of Chippendale furniture and paintings, all set amid delightful lawns and parkland. Stourhead is at the heart of a 1,072-hectare (2,650-acre) estate.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-stourhead  01747 841152

Tintinhull

Tintinhull
Farm Street, Tintinhull, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8PZ
30 Miles

Tintinhull Garden is a classic 20th century English garden surrounding a 17th century manor house, of high formality overlaid with an opulent yet carefully contrived planting. With varied borders, attractive kitchen garden and secluded lawns all neatly enclosed within walls and clipped hedges. The long vista down from the house is famous, as is the pool and cedar court with its ancient Yew tree. There is a white garden, and a fine pair of opposing borders, one planted in bright bold colours and the other in pale pastels.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-tintinhullgarden  01935 823289

East Lambrook Manor

East Lambrook Manor Gardens
East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5HH
30 Miles

One of the best-loved privately owned gardens in England created by the late Margery Fish, celebrated plantswoman and gardening writer. Her natural gift for combining old-fashioned and contemporary plants in a relaxed and informal manner has created a garden of immense beauty and charm. The Grade 1 listed garden is renowned as the premier example of the English cottage garden style and is noted for its specialist collections of snowdrops, hellebores and hardy geraniums.
www.eastlambrook.co.uk/pages  01460 240 328

Barrington Court

Barrington Court
Barrington, near Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0NQ
32 Miles

Barrington Court garden was created by Gertrude Jekyll in 1917 towards the end of her career. It is a garden of different character rooms. The ‘hot’ room is planted with Lilies, Dahlias and vibrant orange, red and yellow annuals around a pool. There is also a ‘cool’ room of white-flowering and grey-leaved plants. A substantial pergola supports Wisteria, Clematis and Honeysuckles. The magnificent walled kitchen garden contains a wide variety of fruit and vegetables.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-barringtoncourt  01460 242614

Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG
36 Miles

Hestercombe is unique in having three complete period gardens covering 40 acres. The Georgian landscape, Victorian terrace and the formal Edwardian gardens combine to create one of Britain’s premier garden sites widely recognised as being of international importance.
www.hestercombe.com  01823 413923

 

Lytes Cary

Lytes Cary Manor
Charlton Mackrell, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7HU
24 Miles

Lytes Cary Manor is a simple garden in Elizabethan style once the home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte. The main border was designed by plantsman Graham Stuart Thomas, with a mixture of shrubs, roses and perennials. There are also lawns, hedges of Yew and Hornbeam and a little Topiary. The large orchard containing Medlars and Quinces has a central sundial, naturalised bulbs and mown paths.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-lytescarymanor  01458 224471

 

Westonbirt

Westonbirt The National Arboretum
Nr Tetbury, Glos, GL8 8QS
34 Miles

One of the most spectacular tree collections in the world. A place to relax and recharge, a place to learn and a resource for science.
www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt  01666 880220

 

Cothay Manor

Cothay Manor
Greenham, Nr. Wellington, Somerset, TA21 0JR
49 Miles

Virtually unchanged in 500 years, this sleeping beauty sits on the banks of the River Tone within its 12 acres of magical gardens. There are many garden rooms, each a garden in itself linked by a 200 yard yew walk. In addition there is a bog garden with azaleas and drifts of primuli, fine trees, cottage garden, courtyards, and river walk.
www.cothaymanor.co.uk  01823 672283