The Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Rooms
Winter (1 Nov - 28 March) Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, Open 27 & 28 Nov for Christmas Craft Fair, Summer (27 March - 31 Oct) Daily 10am - 5pm, Closed 17 Dec - 3 Jan 2011
Tel. 01278 655 042
Postcode TA5 2HA
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 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.
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. The state-of-the-art botanical glasshouses have been built to accommodate plants from seven different climate zones, all supported by a computer-controlled environment system and resulting in a superb facility for work-based learning. Many of the plants on sale in the plant shop have been grown on-site at Cannington.
Church Street, Cannington, Bridgwater, Somerset. TA5 2HA. Tel. 01278 655 042