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Top garden recommendations from locals

Botanical Garden
“Just 5 minutes by car and great for families with lots of activities being held daily during summer months. Check out their website for current activities ”
  • 298 locals recommend
Zoo
“Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world and is a fantastic place to visit for adults and children. The zoo is part of Bristol Zoological Society, a conservation and education charity, which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“In a beautiful, sheltered valley overlooking St Michael’s Mount; the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide the perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall. Interwoven with the planting is an evolving programme of contemporary artwork by internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, David Nash and Richard Long, who have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work that harmonise with the landscape.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Incredible unusual plants. Great day out for all. About 1 hours drive away.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful gardens to inspire! A must for garden lovers! Good cafe and plant centre”
  • 55 locals recommend
Garden
“House and gardens with an extensive book shop and Art Gallery. The cafe is a favourite! The Woodland walk is beautiful all year round, with an optional path that leads down to the St Mawes Ferry where you can ride across the estuary and back for a donation. Of course, you could drive onto the ferry, and take a tour around St Mawes. The castle is well worth a visit.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Zoo
“We The Curious has over 300 science-related exhibits, each taking visitors on journey to explore the inner workings of the world around us. The events and activities aim to stoke curiosity in everyone. The organisers sum it up as a place where “Boundaries are removed between science, art, people and ideas... DO touch the exhibits, do use your phone, DO laugh out loud, bring your kids, friends, grandparents or come and escape on your own.””
  • 35 locals recommend
Garden
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“A fun day out exploring a beautiful garden with breathtaking views of the Helford.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
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“Wonderful old manor house and great collection of artefacts. In the lovely Cotswold Village of Snowshill”
  • 29 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Atmospheric house containing family silver, china and books from the 1950s with a woodland garden. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“A National Trust Property with a beautiful house, lovely walks and cycle trails, a playground and good cafe! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Garden
“Home of Agatha Christie the famous crime writer. Lovely gardens, cafe and house to visit.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, the Eden Project is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches. With a worldwide reputation, and recognised by the British Travel Awards as the Best UK Leisure Attraction 5 years running, Eden barely needs an introduction, but this epic destination definitely deserves a day of your undivided attention. More than just a huge, tropical garden, Eden is a gateway into the relationships between plants and people, and a fascinating insight into the story of mankind's dependence on plant life. Not only a mind-blowing visitor attraction, Eden is also fast-becoming a unique resource for education and knowledge towards a sustainable future.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Garden
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“A wonderful National Trust with something for everyone. Lovely walks, children’s play areas, historic house and beautiful gardens. Well worth a visit. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you're fond of a National Trust venue, this place offers stunning walks in their vast garden grounds.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Garden
“The 56-acre arboretum at Batsford is situated just one mile west of the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, in the heart of the Cotswolds. A former home to the famous Mitford family, interest in the arboretum begins in late winter when the snowdrops, aconites and early flowering daffodils spring into life, followed by magnolias, hellebores, fritillaries and the beautiful Japanese ornamental cherries – stars of the show from late March until mid-April. The handkerchief tree is another show-stopper in May, as are the beautiful wildflower meadows which bloom in high summer.”
  • 10 locals recommend