Gardens

The American Museum
Replica of George Washington's garden. Colonial herbs, American arboretum, pattern and texture border. Dramatic views over the Avon Valley.


Chiffchaffs
A terraced garden around a 400 year old cottage. Bulbs, shrubs, old-fashioned roses, herbaceous borders and a water garden. Plus a woodland walk with a wide range of rhododendrons, azalias, magnolias and unusual trees. Fine views of the Blackmoor Vale.


Copheap
Within easy reach of the town centre, Copheap Hill, purchased by the town in memory of those who died during the two World Wars, is a pleasant place for a stroll. Access can be gained by the Path of Remembrance and the Lych Gate. From beneath the beeches on the hill, you can view the town and its surrounding panorama.


Heale House Garden
An eight acre garden surrounding the house where Charles II sheltered following his flight from the Battle of Worcester. Shrubs, roses, magnolias and acers. Authentic Japanese tea house and Nikko Bridge, situated adjacent the River Avon.


Heaven's Gate
Grassy walk through rhododendrons, azaleas, and trees, culminating with panoramic view towards Longleat House. The beauty of Heaven's Gate inspired Bishop Ken, when a guest at Longleat, to compose such hymns as Awake My Soul and Glory My God To Thee This Night.


Long Hall
Four acres of mainly informal gardens around a 13th century hall (not open to the public), with clipped yews, shrubs, bulbs and a hellebore walk.


Stourhead Gardens
World famous 18th century pleasure garden, maintained by the National Trust. Rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and maples border an attractive walk around a lake. Also features temples, grottos and the Bristol High Cross.


Stourton House Garden
Four acres of informal gardens, colourful borders, a fountain of flowers in an herbaceous garden, roses, delphiniums, meconopsis, over 230 varieties of hydrangeas, and a woodland garden. Also dried flowers, as seen on BBC Gardeners World.