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Walled Gardens of Cannington

Church Street, Cannington, Bridgwater, England
01278 655042
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Cannington
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Located in the village of Cannington, Somerset, the Walled Gardens lie within the grounds of a medieval priory and many of its fine buildings,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Essex,England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited this garden after seeing a review that described it as a mini Wisley. One should bear in mind that this is a college venture so teaching and practical experience probably come first and visitor appreciation is incidental. The students keep the gardens reasonably tidy and there are some good specimen trees and shrubs. The herbaceous border is full... More

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A nice varied garden with option to buy. A good little cafe serving a good choice in an enclosed area.

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gardensmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, and for taking the time to give us a review. We hope to see you again soon! More

Morwenstow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Beautifully laid out gardens. Hot house has lots of interesting plants and the staff were very helpful. The tea rooms had a good selection and the staff were very friendly, definitely worth a visit.

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gardensmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we're glad you had a pleasant time. Hope to see you again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have just spent the afternoon at this delightful garden and are looking forward to many more visits as the seasons progress. It is pretty, interesting, well maintained with friendly staff, a very nice tea room and an inexpensive plant centre that, unlike some places we visit, actually sells what you see in the gardens. Well worth a visit.

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gardensmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, and we hope to see you again soon! More

Wembdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is quite nice and the cafe is good but it so depends on the time of year as to whether it is stunning or mediocre

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Koh Chang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I love the walled gardens, the tea room is brilliant too! The gardening club they have is wonderful and informative, though I was the youngest person by a generation or 2, which is a shame because it really is great!

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gardensmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our Walled Garden - we hope you visit again! More

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Visited these gardens 24th April while holidaying. Entry by foot is through a maze of signs around the rebuilding work and is around £3-£4 dependant on meeting concession eligibility. Children under 18 are free. Although early in the growing year there was plenty to see and such a diverse range of plants to view from the various garden borders and... More

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gardensmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We understand that parking is limited at the moment due to the building works, but thank you for persevering, and we hope you visit us again soon! More

Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was well signposted but when we approached the walled gardens there wasn't anything to identify a car park and we ended up parking on a residential street ( free) and making our way through a temporary walk way which eventually opened into these amazing gardens..I can't say I was expecting what I saw which was lots of different areas... More

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gardensmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon! More

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The gardens are a delight very well kept and so pretty. I also liked the little cafe selling all sorts of goodies. Definitely worth a visit.

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gardensmarketing, Marketing Coordinator at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this review

Dear Jeny Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon! More

Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is the walled garden of Cannington Court which was overhauled and restored a number of years ago. Cannington Court itself is being refurbished and is an educational establishment. The sandstone walls of the buildings and garden have been restored and are beautiful. The garden itself is like a miniature Wisley and everything is very well kept. There are some... More

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gardensmarketing, Commercial Marketing Coordinator at Walled Gardens of Cannington, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Biffo Thank you very much for your kind words about The Walled Gardens. We hope you visit again soon! See our website for upcoming events: www.canningtonwalledgardens.co.uk Best wishes Catherine More

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