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Welcome to The Walled

Gardens of Cannington

& Tea Room 

The Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Rooms are closed as of today, Friday 20 March until further notice. This is in response to the Prime Minister’s statement advising that people should avoid non-essential contact with others. This includes Mothering Sunday and all planned Easter Activities are also cancelled. 

The ever-popular Folksy Theatre company has also made the decision to cancel their 2020 summer tours. We are looking forward to welcoming them back in 2021.

We appreciate this will be disappointing news, but hope customers will understand the unprecedented nature of the current circumstances.  Ultimately, the health and wellbeing of all is the most important consideration at this time. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

For further information from Bridgwater & Taunton College please use the following link: Coronavirus Information

Located in the village of Cannington, Somerset, The Walled Gardens of Cannington 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.

Since then they have been accredited as a ‘quality assured visitor attraction' by VisitEngland and named as a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) partner garden. 

Walled Gardens - path

The Gardens have classic and contemporary features such as; the 'hot' Herbaceous Border; the Blue Garden; the 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 Southern Hemisphere Gardens) are areas of real tranquillity.

Walled Gardens - plant sale

The Gardens have a Tea RoomPlant Nursery and Gift Shop which can all be accessed without the need to visit the Gardens - so there's plenty to see and do for all the family!

Please note: Though we will be open as usual, due to a private event taking place, there may be some disruption in the Walled Gardens from Wednesday 17 June - Wednesday 25 June. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For prices and opening times, see the Info page. Read about accessibility here.

We are a dog friendly visitor attraction, however, dogs are not allowed in the tea room (welcome to sit in the outdoor patio area of the tea room).

For information on our sustainability and wildlife practices, click here. We also have free WiFi available in our Tea Room for visitors. 

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The Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Rooms, Church Street, Cannington, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2HA