South Somerset is blessed with a wide range of gardens from the quirky to the classic, small cottage gardens to large park lands, all waiting to be explored and inspire. Historic houses are around every corner as you travel through the area, many with important stories to tell.
Visit South Somerset - Gardens & Historic Houses
Barrington Court (National Trust)
Barrington Court offers an atmospheric fragment of old Somerset: an empty Tudor manor house, beautifully restored in the 1920s, with farm buildings, abundant flowers and orchards.
CB Plants, Lower Severalls Nursery
Small independent nursery in a delightful rural setting, selling unusual hardy perennials and herbs, cottage garden favourites and wildflowers. RHS event partner, group visits and workshops.
East Lambrook Manor Gardens
The iconic and quintessentially English cottage garden created by the celebrated 20th-century plantswoman and gardening writer Margery Fish.
Hauser and Wirth Somerset
Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)
This intimate medieval house, once home of a Tudor herbalist, was lovingly restored in the early 20th century, when its magical garden was created.
Montacute House (National Trust)
A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, with towering walls of glass, glowing ham stone and surrounding garden.
Muchelney Abbey (English Heritage)
Muchelney Abbey was once a landmark in the Somerset Levels and still has much to offer its visitors – history lovers in particular will enjoy this fascinating site but there is also plenty for families to do.
Priest's House, Muchelney (National Trust)
This medieval hall-house was built in 1308 for the parish priest of the church opposite, and has been little altered since the early 17th century.