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Top 10 Recommended Gardens in South West England

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Gardens in South West England
South West England is home to some of the UK's most famous gardens. The National Trust's Stourhead Estate is internationally known, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall is a South West treat. From Tresco Abbey and Gardens in the Isles of Scilly AONB to Overbeck's Garden and Museum in the South Devon AONB, the region has wonderfully located properties. Browse our 'Top 10 Recommended Gardens in South West England' to discover more. We'd also suggest you look at our other 'Top 10' lists for inspiration. For general South West England destination information, read our summary guides to Devon, Cornwall, Dartmoor National Park etc. By James Penman.

Stourhead Estate

Located in Wiltshire, one of the UK's finest gardens. Nearby, climb King Alfred's Tower. In the local area, also visit Longleat House, Prior Park Gardens and Bowood House and Gardens.

Square Garden at RHS Garden Rosemoor

65 acre garden close to both Exmoor National Park and the North Devon AONB in the county of Devon. In the local area, we'd recommend a trip to Clovelly.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Award-winning gardens to the south of The Eden Project. Having explored The Lost Gardens of Heligan, we'd recommend visiting Mevagissey and Charlestown.

Tresco Island, Tresco Abbey and Gardens

Travel from mainland Cornwall out to the Isles of Scilly AONB. One of the most famous gardens in the UK.

Kingston Lacy

Dorset country house and gardens dating from the seventeenth century. In the local area, visit Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck.

Lanhydrock House

In Cornwall, close to Bodmin Moor, Lanhydrock's gardens are stunning. In Spring, the magnolias are splendid. We'd also recommend The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The Abbey House Gardens

Another Wiltshire garden next door to Malmesbury Abbey on the fringe of the Cotswolds AONB. It's a real treat and we'd urge you to visit if you're in the area.

Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens sit in 2000 acres of Capability Brown parkland. Down the road, visit Lacock Abbey.

Connaught Gardens

On the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site with superb views of Sidmouth. We'd recommend walking the South West Coast Path both west and east of Connaught Gardens.