Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Somerset's Wildlife Gardens

Be inspired when you come to visit our 9 beautiful wildlife gardens dotted across Somerset. Explore, relax and learn how to easily bring more wild life into your own outdoor spaces. Then finish your perfect day with tea and cake. All profit made will be donated to Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Help on the day

We're looking for volunteers to help out at Somerset's Wildlife Gardens. From hosting to cake baking, if you're interested in helping out on the day visit our Volunteering pages to find out more.

Sunday 14 May

Bracondale is a wildlife haven in a back garden. There is a wonderful pond, full of frogs, a small meadow that will be in full bloom and stunning trees.

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Sunday 21 May

Sherborne Garden is a romantic and enchanting garden spreading across 4 and a half acres. It has an iconic bridge  and  numerous benches and hideaways, including many unusual trees.

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Saturday 27 May

If you would like to see a beautiful wildlife pond then come to the Miller’s House. This atmospheric mill pond provided a way of life in years gone by and now it is a stunning place full of dragon flies and wild flowers.

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Sunday 4 June

Vellacott is the archetypal Cottage Garden. The  surrounding Quantocks and  Brendon Hills make Vellacott feel like a floral oasis, a paradise for all wildlife.

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Sunday 11 June

Badbury Dairy House is a Flower Farm. Helen, our host, is a Flower Farmer, who creates stunning floral displays using her own flowers grown from seed in her country garden in Somerset. This is a truly inspiring place to visit and everyone will leave wanting to be a Flower Farmer! 

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Saturday 17 June - Sunday 18 June

Broomclose, a stunning Arts and Craft house, has a garden divided into idyllic pockets, from the Camelia Walk to the vegetable garden, described as “bee heaven” by local beekeepers due to the huge array of bee friendly plants. The garden looks over Porlock vale which is a site of specific interest.t.

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Saturday 24 June - Sunday 25 June

Hillcrest is a 5 acre garden with so many special places within it that everyone can find a perfect spot to sit and contemplate. The lawn is the most formal part of the garden but is perfect for cartwheels!

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Sunday 2 July

Ball Copse Hall has one of the most breathtaking views in the county. The enormous sky stretches over the Quantock and Polden hills with Brent Knoll to the side. It is understandable as to why it was chosen as a military hospital in the war as the hope was that the views would heal everything!

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Sunday 9 July

Model Farm is a beautiful 4 acre garden that has been lovingly created in the last 7 years. Owners David and Roz planted 700 trees and a wild flower meadow as well as numerous stunning flower beds.

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