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Walled Gardens of Cannington

Church Street, Cannington, Bridgwater, England
01278 655042
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Cannington
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Located in the village of Cannington, Somerset, the Walled Gardens lie within the grounds of a...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We'd visited the gardens before but decided to return to the cafe as we've started looking after a friend's dog and knew the place was dog-friendly. After an exhausting lengthy walk incorporating the nearby marshes we arrived at the Walled Gardens at 2.45 to find that they were closed. Apparently November is the winter season and they only open on... More 

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

Hi Carol Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very sorry we weren't open when you arrived at the weekend. I'm afraid we don't open at weekends during the winter season, as in previous years we have just not had the footfall to make it viable. We hope this hasn't put you off though, and we'll... More 

Cannington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The walled gardens are a very nice place to spend a few hours walking around, pathways lead you around the gardens and areas have different themes and lots of different plants. This can give you some great ideas for your garden. There is also a nice little cafe there with seating both inside and out.

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

Thank you for your kind review, and we're glad you enjoyed your time in the Gardens and at the Tea Room. We hope to see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just moved nearby and this is our local "garden" to go to. We have only been since late summer but it has a good amount to see and great for ideas for our garden. Lots of different areas and themes. Well worth a visit

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

Thank you for your kind review of the Gardens, and we're glad they've given you some good ideas for your own garden! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited whilst on holiday in the area and were surprised and delighted. There is a great deal to see, we were here for about 2 hours; the admission price of £3.95 {£2.95 for Seniors} represents remarkably good value. The garden consists of a good number of smaller areas, all planted to a theme - we especially enjoyed the honeycombe... 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're so glad you had a lovely time at The Walled Gardens. Apologies for the parking - the building work should all be completed early next year, so please do come and visit us again! More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very pretty well maintained gardens. Visited on a mixed weather day. The garden is beautiful and although on the small side there are also glasshouses to look round. Nice little tea room too.

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

Thank you for visiting and for your positive review of our Gardens. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We came on a very wet day and the combination of torrential rain leading to flash flooding and the building works meaning a diversion for the entrance resulted in that path being under water when we arrived. However when we left it had either drained away or been swept away so was then fine. We started in the cafe which... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us - even in the torrential rain!! We hope you'll come again when the weather is warmer, and you'll have a different perspective and experience. Thank you for your positive words about our Gardens. More 

Bath
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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

First time visit with our local Gardening Club as part of 3 visit day out. While a lot of construction/alteration work is being undertaken to the former college buildings, the avioiding detour is well worth the effort. Still quite "new" in parts the gardens are smallish but well worth visiting. The new Blue Garden is particularly interesting. Quite a lot... More 

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

Thank you for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed your time at the Gardens, and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is small, but beautiful garden that is well worth a visit in all seasons. It is unusual in having extensive glass houses where you can wander among tropical and arid plants, as well looking at all the new seedlings and plants cultivated by the students at Cannington Institute. Check the web site for opening times in Spring and Autumn... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about The Walled Gardens; we're glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited these gardens as part of a tour of gardens in Somerset. I was really impressed. Although not a big garden they pack an lot in with sub-tropical areas, an Australian garden, some formal gardens and a hot house. On a dry day we spent a good couple of hours enjoying the different areas, especially the wildflower area with... 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're glad you enjoyed our Gardens, and hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Essex,England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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