Visit the 1920s gardens at Cothay Manor. Explore lakeside paths and grottos of the Georgian landscape garden at Hestercombe. Admire the stunning kitchen gardens at Barrington Court, Arlington Court and Knightshayes.
Hestercombe Gardens hestercombe.com is only 10 minutes drive from Tilbury Farm. Explore 50 acres of the Georgian landscape gardens along lakeside paths. The Victorian shrubbery and Edwardian Formal Gardens all offer a different experience. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and with planting specified by Gertrude Jekyll, Hestercombe is a delight. Lovely tea room / restaurant and art gallery in the main house.Arlington Court.
There are several national trust gardens near Tilbury Farm including:
Barrington Court. nationaltrust.org.uk
A tudor manor, restored in the 1920s with farm buildings, abundant flowers and orchards.
Lytes Cary Manor. nationaltrust.org.uk
An intimate manor house with arts and crafts-style garden. Open from March – October.
Tintinhull Garden. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
A place of floral beauty. A gardeners’ garden with a sequence of garden rooms, each with its own special style.
Forde Abbey and Gardens. fordeabbey.co.uk
A 900 year history and 30 acre of award-winning gardens.
The Walled Gardens of Cannington canningtonwalledgardens.co.uk
In the grounds of a medieval priory and many of its fine buildings. Tea room and plant nursery.
Cothay Manor and Gardens cothaymanor.co.uk
Open on the first Sunday in April. 12 acres of magical gardens, many garden rooms set off a 200 yard yew walk.