Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Somerset's Wildlife Gardens are open again this year!

 

Come along to see some of the incredible gardens of the county, all owned by wonderful gardeners and wildlife enthusiasts who have opened them for you to enjoy. Better still, all proceeds go towards our work. 

Entry fee for each garden is £4 per person 

Tea and cake is available to buy too - please see below for more details and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

Snowdrop Garden

Friday 16th February 11:00 - 15:00  

This beautiful garden will open for their stunning Snowdrop display. Please bear in mind that as with all flowers, we cannot guarantee that they will be at their finest on this date, but we hope so! 

No refreshments on site, however tea and cake available at The lanes Hotel, High Street, West Coker, BA22 9AJ. Tea and cake will cost £7.00 per person. and booking advisable on 01935 862555.

Parking available on the road in the village. No dogs allowed at this particular garden. Due to the terrain of this garden there is no wheelchair access. 

Where: The Hall, 1 High Street, West Coker, Yeovil BA22 9AG.

 

Sherborne Spring Flower Garden DogJPG Wheelchair access

Sherbornegarden2 resizedSunday 25th February 11:00 - 15:00 

Stunning display of hellebores and an abundance of spring flowers will be found at this wonderful garden. There are many places to sit and enjoy the peace and beauty of the nature found here.

Tea and cakes served and parking available on the road. Dogs are welcome on leads. 

Where: Sherborne Garden, Litton, BA3 4PP

 

 

Hillcrest Wildflower Meadow and Ponds  DogJPG Wheelchair access

Friday 13th April 11:00 - 16:00


Hillcrest resizedThe wildlife rich meadow and stunning garden will be full of spring flowers….a perfect spot to revive after the long winter. This is the first time Charlotte and Charles have opened in the Spring.

Tea and cakes served and parking is available on nearby field if dry. Dogs are welcome on leads. 

Where: Hillcrest, Curload, TA3 6JA

 

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Friday 18th May 11:00 - 16:00 

Bracondale is a fabulous example of a garden that we can all try to create. There is a small meadow and pond attracting all kinds of wildlife. A calm space to sit and ponder.

Tea and cakes served, parking available on the road. No dogs allowed at this particular garden. Due to the terrian of this garden there is no wheelchair access.  

Where: Bracondale, Staplehay, Taunton , TA3 7HB

 

Untitled design (4)Hillcrest meadows and garden DogJPG Wheelchair access 

  Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 14:00 - 17:00  

A chance to see these stunning gardens again, and view the beautiful meadow created and looked after by Charlotte and Charles. It is an essential wildlife haven that attracts and protects the local species that in turn gives so much joy to everyone that visits!

Tea and cakes served, dogs are welcome on leads. Parking available in nearby field if dry. 

                                                                        Where: Hillcrest, Curload, TA3 6JA

 

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Wednesday 6 June 11:00 - 16:00 

Come along to the inspiring Henley Hill Farm to see Wildflower and Grass rich meadows and pastures with incredible views. The meadow has been studied by experts from Somerset Wildlife Trust who could not believe just how  many species of flora and fauna they found. 

Tea and cakes served, parking available. No dogs allowed at this particular garden and no wheelchair access. Please not there is a short uphill walk to the meadow

Where: Henley Hill farm, Haybridge, (near Wells), BA5 1AL

 

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Sunday 17 June 11:00 - 16:00  

Model Farm shows how much nature can create a sanctuary within a decade. Dave and Roz have made a beautiful garden bursting with wildlife, a joy to spend time in.

Tea and cakes served in The Loggia. Dogs are welcome on leads. Parking available in nearby field if dry. 

                                                                        Where: Model farm, Perry Green , Wembdon, TA5 2BA

 

Millers Pond and Garden Untitled design (5)

Saturday 30 June 11:00 - 16:00 

Witness an incredible wildlife pond and garden with walks along the River Frome. Caroline, owner of this wildlife jewel, was complemented on what she had created by a top Garden designer when she opened for Somerset Wildlife Trust last year! Why not see for yourself and combine your visit with a visit to Nunney castle.

Tea and cakes served, parking available along the road. No dogs allowed at this garden and no wheelchair access.  

Where: The Miller’s House, Nunney, BA11 4NP

Ballcopse RESIZEDBall Copse Hall and  Crinkle-crankle Wall DogJPG

Saturday 7 July 11:30 - 16:00  

Explore this unique Crinkle-crankle walled gardens, take in the incredible views, and keep your eyes peeled for amazing wildlife!

Tea and cakes are served. Dogs are welcome on leads. Wheelchair access to terrace. Parking available in nearby field if dry. 

Where: Ball Copse Hall, Brent Knoll, TA9 4DF

 

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Sunday 22 July 12:00 - 15:00  

Visit this wonderful flower farm with posies to be made. Helen is a flower farmer! Using her beautiful blooms , she creates bouquets and arrangements for all occasions. Come and see how she has done this and create  your own  posy to take home.

Tea and cakes served. No dogs allowed at this particular garden. Parking available in nearby field if dry. 

Where: Badbury Dairy House, Isle Abbotts, Taunton. TA3 6RS

 

Large Blue Keith WarmingtonElworthy Cottage Wheelchair access

Thursday 26 July 11:00 -17:00  

An inspiring, peaceful wildlife garden full of bumblebees, butterflies and bird song. After your visit, treat yourself to a beautiful Elworthy Cottage garden plant from the nursery

Self service tea and cakes, parking in nearby field and disabled access. No dogs allowed at this particular garden. 

                                                                       Where: Elworthy Cottage Plants, Elworthy, TA4 3PX