Gardens & Historic Houses

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.

Barrington Court (National Trust)

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Open All Year
Barrington, Nr Ilminster, TA19 0NQ

An atmospheric fragment of old Somerset: an empty Tudor manor house, beautifully restored in the 1920s, with farm buildings, abundant flowers and orchards.

View Details

CB Plants, Lower Severalls Nursery

Gardens & Historic Houses
Lower Severalls Nursery, Crewkerne, TA18 7NX

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.

View Details

East Lambrook Manor Gardens

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Group Bookings
  • Toilets
  • Coach Parking
  • Partial Disabled Access
Silver Street, South Petherton, TA13 5HH

The iconic and quintessentially English cottage garden created by the celebrated 20th-century plantswoman and gardening writer Margery Fish.

View Details

Forde Abbey House and Gardens

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Toilets
  • Coach Parking
Forde Abbey House and Gardens, Chard, TA20 4LU

Historic beautiful, award-winning gardens and a dog friendly day out. A South West treasure on your doorstep.

View Details

Hestercombe Gardens

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Coach Parking
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, TA2 8LG

Explore 50 acres of beautiful gardens, steeped in history and brimming with wildlife walks and a restored watermill.

View Details

Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Coach Parking
  • Open All Year
  • Partial Disabled Access
Lytes Cary Manor, Nr Somerton, TA11 7HU

This intimate medieval house, once home of a Tudor herbalist, was lovingly restored in the early 20th century, when its magical garden was created.

View Details

Montacute House (National Trust)

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Coach Parking
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
Montacute House, Montacute, TA15 6XP

A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, with towering walls of glass, glowing ham stone and surrounding garden.

View Details

Muchelney Abbey (English Heritage)

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Shop
  • Toilets
Muchelney Abbey, Langport, TA10 0DQ

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.

View Details

Priest's House, Muchelney (National Trust)

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Family friendly
  • Partial Disabled Access
Priest's House, Langport, TA10 0DQ

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.

View Details

Sherborne Castle & Gardens

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Coach Parking
  • Picnic Area
Sherborne Castle and Gardens, Sherborne, DT9 5NR

A fascinating castle covering 400 years of history set in beautiful landscape gardens.

View Details

Stoke sub Hamdon Priory

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Family friendly
  • Partial Disabled Access
Stoke sub Hamdon Priory (National Trust), Stoke sub Hamdon, TA14 6QP

14th/15th-century farm buildings, formerly a priest's residence. The priests who lived here served the Chapel of St Nicholas (now destroyed).

View Details

Page: 1 2 »