Walled Gardens of Cannington

Walled Gardens of Cannington: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Walled Gardens of Cannington Reviews: 4/5

Walled Gardens of Cannington

Walled Gardens of Cannington
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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. Last entry to the gardens is 1 hour prior to closure. 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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.0
209 reviews
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70
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dustbin67
Oldham, UK3 contributions
Hidden gem
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a beautiful garden full of surprises. There are many unusual plants many that I've never seen before. I love the blue garden and didn't realise quite how many shades of blue there are! The staff are helpful and friendly and I will definitely visit again.
Written June 20, 2021
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BJSABY
france12 contributions
Wonderful
Jun 2021
Absolute gem with lovely plantings, helpful labels and huge varied collection of plants. Made to feel very welcome. A peaceful corner full of bird songs and perfume.
Series of rooms. My favourite being the blue area. I think of myself as being a plant person but there were several unfamiliar clumps. No problem as someone was on hand to help. Thank you. Garden still being developed in some areas and I cannot wait to return and see progress. All signed off with a visit to plant area and delicious cream tea. Wonderful
Written June 9, 2021
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Christine_BNorfolkUK
Methwold, UK5 contributions
Hidden gem
May 2021 • Couples
We managed to dodge the showers long enough to have a very enjoyable walk around and although it would have been better to see the gardens in sunshine, there was plenty to look at and lots of tempting plants to buy. We didn't realise that last tickets were at 3pm before closure at 4pm and arrived at 3.15 thinking 45 minutes would sufficient. The lady in charge was kind enough to let us in, but really, to appreciate everything properly and have refreshments, I would recommend 2 hours as there is much more to these gardens than you would think. So we'll definitely going back next time we're in the area, and hopefully the glass house will then be open as well. Even on a wet Tuesday afternoon the adjacent parking was a problem so would recommend checking their website for directions to alternative spaces - which we didn't, hence our late arrival!
Written May 21, 2021
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Sophie E
Bridgwater, UK7 contributions
Welcoming. Relaxing. Beautiful.
Apr 2021 • Solo
The staff were so happy to see visitors and I was made to feel very welcome. The planting schemes are beautiful. I particularly liked the dragon sculpture underplanted with spring bulbs and I loved that the planting schemes are all named and explained so you can recreate them at home and learn new things - you can buy many of the plants you see in the shop too. The tea rooms were open and, as a coffee snob, I was even happier to find the refreshments were top quality. My new fave place for socially distanced meet ups with friends or just a bit of time alone to think among all the pretties. Loved it and can highly recommend.
Written April 15, 2021
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GibBob
Blandford Forum, UK424 contributions
Damp but inspiring...
Oct 2020
Lovely gardens with plenty of interest, set out in "rooms" with a different theme/hemisphere - well maintained. Unfortunately we had a very wet day so didn't see it at its best, in good weather it would be a real treat and worth the journey. There are plants for sale, which are of good quality and reasonably priced. Very helpful staff who were willing to answer questions and research detail for us.

There is a small tearoom adjoining the garden, good adherence to Covid-19 rules and very reasonable prices.
Written October 12, 2020
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Hi GibBob, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate your feedback and hope that you'll visit us again when the weather is a bit better! Thanks
Written October 15, 2020
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Alan C
Sittingbourne, UK247 contributions
A lovely little garden
Sep 2020
A lovely garden, bigger than it looks at first glance. It is divided into a number of sections, richly planted with a wide variety of interest and colour. Good little tea room. Excellent value for money.
Written October 7, 2020
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Hi Alan C, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed the variety of plants we have. Thanks
Written October 15, 2020
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Anita
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK704 contributions
A return visit
Sep 2020
It had been a while since we'd visited the gardens - still a lovely way to while away an hour. Gardens interesting to walk around in a tranquil setting. Cafe has a restricted menu due to Covid but we only wanted a drink which was fine. Even Tony the so called grumpy cat according to the notices was very friendly and even at one point made an attempt to sit on my lap! We must have caught him on a good day! :)
Written September 12, 2020
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Hi AnitaTraveller1 Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate your feedback and we're glad Tony took a shining to you! Thanks
Written October 15, 2020
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John E
Solihull, UK29 contributions
Definitely worth a visit.
Aug 2020
Lovely peaceful gardens to spend a hour or two looking around.
Lots of produce was great to show the grandchildren how things are grown.
Written August 29, 2020
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Hi John E Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate your feedback and we're glad you're educating your grandchildren about the wonderful world of plants! Thanks
Written October 15, 2020
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Christine M
Southampton, UK135 contributions
More than we expected
Jul 2020 • Couples
We thought we would pop in for a look round expecting a small garden that would take about an hour tops. We were so surprised to find so many areas of this garden! Different colour borders, veg, fruit, a stumperey, fountain and loads more. Easy to visit while social distancing - get there at opening time and enjoy some quiet time. We had a lovely coffee, enjoyed a stroll round the garden centre and shop. Almost 3 hours of peace and relaxation. Only cost £2.50. If we lived closer we would visit regularly.
Written August 14, 2020
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Hi Christine M Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed spending so much time in our beautiful gardens. Thanks
Written October 15, 2020
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KateandStew
Nottingham, UK133 contributions
Lovely visit
Aug 2020 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit if you're staying locally. Nice gardens that are sectioned and planned out well. We were also honoured by the company of Tony, the 'resident' cat. However, heed the warning notices around the gardens... as he can be a tad grumpy! Great way to spend a Sunday morning.
Written August 9, 2020
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Hi Kate and Stew, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate your feedback and we're glad you got to spend some time with Tony! He's been a tad lonely over lockdown :-) Thanks
Written October 15, 2020
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