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Walled Gardens of Cannington

Church Street, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2HA, England
+44 1278 655042
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Well worth a visit

'We were recommended by a family member to visit and we were not disappointed. We wandered through... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Jayde410
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Halloween visit

Today was our first visit to the walled gardens and although a very beautiful hidden gem I did find... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Louise M
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Located in the village of Cannington, Somerset, the Walled Gardens 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 and have also been accredited as a ‘quality assured visitor attraction' by VisitEngland. The gardens are also a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) recommended garden. The gardens have classic and contemporary features such as; the 'hot' herbaceous border; the blue garden; a sub-tropical walk; and a Victorian style fernery, amongst 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 Australasian Gardens) are areas of real tranquility.
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“lovely garden” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Church Street, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2HA, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

'We were recommended by a family member to visit and we were not disappointed. We wandered through all the various areas of planting which were of great interest and variety,. The garden and flower beds were well laid out and colourful. We enjoyed refreshments in...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Today was our first visit to the walled gardens and although a very beautiful hidden gem I did find the lack of sign posting for alternative car parking and the tea rooms slightly disappointing. The event was good and we enjoyed it but the tea...More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

These gardens are beautiful! Well laid out and varied. Really interesting hot house specimens and lots of info available on the plants. Lovely tea room with pleasant surroundings and friendly staff. Also very nice gift shop.

Thank Gwen F
Reviewed 29 September 2017

You would miss this place if you didn't know it was there, it is a little gem. The walled garden is really pretty and there is a café, toilets and free parking. The café is very rustic and cosy, the scones are very nice, the...More

Thank minxy110
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a marvellous garden, really well kept and full of interest.We visited in the autumn but it would be good to revisit at different times of year. We particularly liked the modern fountain, designed as a modern take on a conifer I think. The...More

Thank Rosie4499
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely garden and excellent homely tearoom with beautiful fresh snacks. I had a scone and jam, that took me bake to my mum's home baking. Well worth a visit

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Bridgwater C, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review, and we're so glad you enjoyed the scone :)

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Good car park, great paving, good gift shop stocked with different and original gifts. Plenty of plant labels and interesting areas. The tropical jungle area was good to visit - steams up your glasses. The information on the history of the building is also interesting....More

Thank Rose2009_9
Bridgwater C, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review, and we hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

One of the best walled gardens I have visited, imacuately kept with a great variety of plants, a bonus is the cactus house. The tea shop is very well priced and the staff were friendly and welcoming. The gift shop has a good selection at...More

Thank Paul S
Bridgwater C, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review - we're so glad you like the Gardens so much you have an annual membership! See you again soon then!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We went here on a whim and I was surprised by the experience - it's quite hidden away but it is truly beautiful. It's a very large garden with an adjoining tea room so I would plan 2-3 hours for this visit, walk around the...More

Thank Vickie W
Bridgwater C, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review, and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 26 July 2017

If you are looking for an amazing hidden treasure then look no more the wall garden of Cannington is the place for you , not only is it Steaped in history it has the most beautiful garden which is lovingly cared for , they is...More

Thank fayloveridge14
Bridgwater C, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review, and we hope you visit us again very soon!

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Sarah R
13 January 2017|
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Response from Bridgwater C | Property representative |
Hi, dogs are more than welcome to visit the gardens and tearooms. We do ask that that they remain on a lead at all times and that consideration is given to other customers in the tearoom. We are now open seven days a week... More
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