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Britain's Finest Gardens

Welcome to the Walled

Gardens of Cannington

& Tea Room


See our Events leaflet for 2014 here!


Please note: Our main car park is closed for resurfacing, but car parking is available at the Bridgwater College Cannington Centre - just over the road. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Locautumn 2ated 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 

and have been accredited as a ‘quality assured visitor attraction' by VisitEngland. The Gardens are also a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) recommended garden and have a National Collection under construction.


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 tranquillity.


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The gardens provide a superb facility for students at Bridgwater College Cannington Centre to gain essential hands-on experience working with a whole range of plant groups, and many of the plants on sale in the plant shop have been grown on-site at Cannington. View our video on YouTube.


The gardens also have a tea room, plant sales and a garden gift shop - which you don't need access to the gardens to visit - so there's plenty to see and do for all the family!


For prices and opening times, see the Info page.


Please note that due to building works, parking is limited. Sorry for the disruption at this time.


We are a dog friendly visitor attraction. Read about accessibility here.


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The Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Rooms, Church Street, Cannington, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2HA walledgardens@bridgwater.ac.uk