Glorious Somerset Gardens

Glorious Somerset Gardens St Margaret's Hospice Care

Welcome to Glorious Somerset Gardens 2021!

All of our gardens share one thing in common - their owners are generously opening their gates to the general public, to help us raise much needed funds for our hospice.

At St Margaret’s Hospice Care, we appreciate how important our gardens are to the health and wellbeing of patients and their families, providing places of relaxation as well as reflection. We hope you are able to enjoy a visit or two to the gardens we have on offer this year, secure in the knowledge that every donation you make will help us provide hospice care in your local community.

South Petherton Date Time Admission

King's Pleasure

24 Silver Street, South Petherton,
TA13 5BZ
Sunday 20 June
£7.50 - Joint with Moorland Cottage, Luccombe, The Coach House, Boundary Cottage & Ashwood

Moorland Cottage

Moor, South Petherton, TA13 5LS
Sunday 20 June
£7.50 - Joint with King's Pleasure, Luccombe, The Coach House, Boundary Cottage & Ashwood


20a West Street, South Petherton, TA13 5DH
Sunday 20 June
£7.50 - Joint with Moorland Cottage, King's Pleasure, The Coach House, Boundary Cottage & Ashwood

The Coach House

7 West Street, South Petherton,
TA13 5DQ
Sunday 20 June
£7.50 - Joint with Moorland Cottage, Luccombe, King's Pleasure, Boundary Cottage & Ashwood


22 Lightgate Lane, South Petherton, TA13 5AU
Sunday 20 June
£7.50 - Joint with Moorland Cottage, Luccombe, The Coach House, Boundary Cottage & King's Pleasure

Boundary Cottage

Hele Lane, South Petherton TA13 5BY
Please note, this garden is not in our Glorious Gardens brochure. For full details please click here.
Sunday 20 June
£7.50 - Joint with Moorland Cottage, Luccombe, The Coach House, Ashwood & King's Pleasure
Nether Compton Date Time  Admission

Stavordale House

Nether Compton, DT9 4QA
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 June
£6 - Joint with Harts Cottage & Stirling Cottage

Stirling Cottage

Nether Compton, DT9 4PZ
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 June 
£6 - Joint with Stavordale House & Harts Cottage

Harts Cottage

Nether Compton, Sherborne, DT9 4PZ
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 June 
£6 - Joint with Stavordale House & Stirling Cottage
West Somerset and Exmoor Date Time  Admission

Woodborough House

Porlock Weir, TA24 8NZ
Sunday 23 May

Westleigh Farm

Westleigh, Lydeard St Lawrence, Taunton, TA4 3RE
Saturday 29 - Monday 31 May
(Please call 01984 667673 to arrange your visit)
£10 - includes a hot drink and slice of cake
Yeovil and East Somerset Date Time  Admmission

St Margaret's Hospice Care Yeovil

Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil, BA20 2HU
Sunday 25 July
Open all year Date Time  Admission

Broadleigh Gardens

Barr, Bishops Hull, Taunton TA4 1AE
Open all year
Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm
By appointment Date Time  Admission

Postbox Cottage

West Bagborough, Taunton, TA4 3EF
Open by appointment


For your information, safety and enjoyment

In order to ensure your safety at all of the gardens, please make sure you keep up to date with the latest Government advice surrounding Covid-19. Depending on the current restrictions at the time of the garden opening, some gardens may decide not to open at short notice. Therefore, we recommend you check this page before travelling for live updates to avoid disappointment.

It is your responsibility when you visit a garden to follow their rules, which will be clearly stated upon entrance.

Please take care at all times on your visit:
• Especially when near any water features, steps, and slopes.
• Please ensure that you supervise children at all times and take responsibility for your safety and theirs. It is for you to determine whether the garden is suitable for children.
• All dogs are to be kept on leads at all times in permitted gardens. It is your responsibility to clear up after your dog.
• Please keep to the marked paths to avoid damage to plants.
• Parking is at your own risk.

To find out more details on our Glorious Somerset Gardens click here.

St margarets hospice care glorious somerset gardens 2021 brochure

Glorious Somerset Gardens Brochure 2021

St Margaret’s Hospice Care would like to thank everyone who has kindly opened their gardens this year to raise vital funds for the hospice, as well as our sponsors, featured in the brochure, who have contributed in making the campaign possible this year.

In 2019 our Glorious Somerset Gardens season raised over an amazing £23,000, which could have paid for over 230 visits from our Specialist Community Nurses visiting a local patient in the comfort of their own home. Thank you!


Order your limited edition Ruby Sunflowers!




Visit beautiful Wildflower Meadows in Stogumber this June and July

Click here to find out more and get directions to the meadows.

Wildflower Meadows

Would you be willing to share your garden with the local community in 2022?

St Margaret’s Hospice Care is hoping that many of you, our green-fingered supporters, will open your gates next summer to the general public to showcase your own glorious green spaces and raise money for our hospice.

Whether it's for one day or for the whole summer season, the money you raise by sharing your garden, allotment, farm or orchard will go straight to caring and supporting the people of Somerset facing life-limiting illnesses, who need to access our care often during their final months of life.

This is not only a fantastic and unique way of supporting your local hospice, but a wonderful way to showcase your gardening prowess to your local community. From small courtyards to country estates, no garden is too big or small and every garden will have something for people to enjoy.

If you would like to join our Glorious Somerset Gardens Campaign 2022 click the button below and a member of our Fundraising team will get back to you.


Host FAQs

You will receive support from our wonderful Glorious Gardens team, who will provide you with a gardener’s pack containing all the information you should need in the preparation of your opening. They will support you with risk assessing your garden, as well as resources on the day.

This is entirely up to you - some gardens open for one day, others for a weekend, or a few times over the summer, some are open all year round, and some by appointment only. Sometimes a group of local gardeners get together and open their gardens jointly in their village and town on the same day, which has proven very successful.

Regardless of shape and size, we welcome all gardens and have previously hosted a wide range including small courtyard gardens full of roses, local allotments, small holdings, and everything in between from Victorian Terraced Homes to Georgian Manor Houses.

St Margaret’s Hospice Care’s Public Liability Insurance will NOT cover the liabilities of you as a garden owner during your event. Any insurance claims such as slips, trips, and falls etc., during your event will have to be made through your property insurance, so it is therefore essential that you inform your insurer of the event and gain their approval to provide insurance, which hopefully they will do free of charge. We also recommend that you lock your premises to prevent guest access and the possibility of thefts. Your house contents insurance will only meet claims for theft by forcible and violent entry or exit to the property. If somebody just walks in through an unlocked door an insurance claim for any losses will not be possible. 

No – many gardens can only offer on street parking or local car parks, but the majority of gardens are after all just people’s own homes, who won’t have the space for spare parking. You can decide what you offer in terms of refreshments and facilities, and whether or not dogs are welcome on leads. All of this information can be included in our brochure to pre-warn visitors to your garden so they can prepare for their trip.


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