Not far from us are the Quantocks, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and they are packed with wonderful walks for all abilities. We’ve popped together our top three garden walks on the Quantocks below.
Hestercombe Gardens is very popular with visitors of all ages. It’s made up of three unique gardens, which span three centuries of history and design. After much restoration work, the gardens now provide great examples of contrasting styles.
Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome and there are numerous walks through its wooded areas. There are picturesque pathways, water features and a café serving lunches and afternoon tea. Admission fee payable.
The Walled Gardens of Cannington
These gardens have a mix of classic and contemporary features, as well as a sub-tropical walk and a Victorian style fernery.
The gardens lie within the grounds of a medieval priory and many of the original buildings and walls of the gardens remain. They look equally as fabulous in the winter, as they do in the summer, so it’s a real treat all year round. Admission fee payable.
Fyne Court is great for blowing away the cobwebs and for dog walking too.
These wild gardens are wonderful. Visitors for the first-time love discovering the folly and the boathouse, part of the original Arcadian landscape gardens.
This is another location that’s perfect for all year-round visits. Visitors can see the court transform through the season, with a blanket of snowdrops appearing in February and gorgeous displays of bluebells and wild garlic appearing through May.