Here at St. Margaret’s Hospice we know how important our gardens are to the health and wellbeing of our patients and their families, providing places of relaxation as well as reflection.

For years our loyal supporters have been opening their gardens to raise funds for us. This year we have more than 50 amazing gardens to visit, including village walkabouts, allotment, arboretum, woodland walk and many stunning gardens with beautiful views, there is something to interest everyone. In addition, many gardens will be offering delicious cakes, scones and teas, or added extras such as children’s trails and book sales.

St. Margaret’s Hospice has been at the heart of Somerset’s community for 39 years, delivering high quality, responsive and compassionate care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness. 100% of the care and support we provide is free of charge to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness, no matter how long they need our care.

To continue to deliver this exceptional level of care we have to raise more than £9.5m after NHS funding. Every year we are humbled by the response we receive from people in Somerset, from opening gardens to jumping out of planes! We hope you enjoy the summer of 2019, getting out and about and enjoying these wonderful gardens.

Thank you to all our garden owners and volunteers. We are so grateful to you for dedicating your time, and of course your gardens, for St. Margaret’s. Together we can make each day count for patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Somerset.

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Glorious Somerset Gardens 2019:

*listed in date order by area

Mendip and Wells

When is this garden open?

Garden Address

Sun 21 July

Green Hill House,

off St Marys Walk, Magdalane Street, Glastonbury

BA6 9EJ

Sun 21 July

Magdalene House,

Magdalene Street, Glastonbury

BA6 9EJ

Sun 21 July

The Covenstead,

Naish House, Magdelene Street, Glastonbury

BA6 9EJ


South Somerset and Blackdown Hills

When is this garden open?

Garden Address

Sun 2 Jun / Mon 3 Jun

The Yews,

Water Street, Curry Rivel, Langport

TA10 0HH

Sun 16 Jun

Bay House East,

Bay Hill, Ilminster

TA19 0AT

Sat 22 Jun

Drayton Village,

Drayton Village Hall, School Street, Drayton, Langport

TA10 0LH

Sun 23 Jun

Carrington Care Home,

Carrington Way, Wincanton

BA9 9BE

Sun 23 Jun

Greystone House,

Coat, Martock

TA12 6AR

Sun 23 Jun

Nettlefields,

Coat, Martock

TA12 6AR

Sun 23 Jun

Old Coat Inn,

Coat, Martock

TA12 6AR

Sun 30 Jun

Lower Chelmsine,

West Buckland, Wellington

TA21 9LW

Sat 6 Jul

Barrington Village Gardens,

Ilminster

TA19 0JB

Sun 7 Jul

Hurds Hill,

Westover, Langport

TA10 0ND

Sat 3 and Sun 4 Aug

Yew Tree Cottage,

Hornsbury Hill, Chard

TA20 3DB

Sun 8 Sep

Midney Gardens,

Mill Lane, Midney, Somerton

TA11 7HR


Taunton, Quantocks and Sedgemoor

When is this garden open?

Garden Address

Sun 28 Apr

Little Orchard,

8 Church Rad, East Huntspill, Nr Highbridge

TA9 3PG

Sun 30 Jun

Tappers Lane,

4 Tappers Lane, North Petherton

TA6 6SH

Sun 30 Jun

Hafod-Y-Gan,

Newton Road, North Petherton

TA6 6SN

Sun 30 Jun

Lowenva,

Newton Road, North Petherton

TA6 6SN

Open all year

Broadleigh Gardens,

Barr, Bishops Hull, Taunton

TA4 1AE


West Somerset and Exmoor

When is this garden open?

Garden Address

Sun 19 May

The Old Rectory,

Elworthy, Lydeard St Lawrence

TA4 3PX

Sun 26 May

Westleigh Farm,

Westleigh, Lydeard St Lawrence, Taunton

TA4 3RE

Fri 7 June

Hollam House,

Dulverton

TA22 9JH

Sat 15 and Sun 16 Jun

Rushfield,

Exford

TA24 7QG

Sun 16 Jun

The Old Rectory,

Bathealton, Wiveliscombe

TA4 2AN

Sun 23 Jun

Traphole,

The Old Mineral Line, Roadwater, Watchet

TA23 0RJ

Sun 11 Aug

13 and 14 Brendon Close,

Roadwater, Watchet

TA23 0RG


Yeovil, East Somerset and West Dorset

When is this garden open?

Garden Address

Sat 1 Jun

Court House,

Court Lane, Barwick and Stoford

BA22 9UA

Sat 1 Jun

Open Pathway Retreat Centre,

Laurel Lane, Queen Camel, Yeovil

BA22 7NU

Sun 16 Jun

Woodrow House,

Woodrow Farm, Stourton Caundle, Dorset

DT10 2JJ

Sun 16 Jun

Abbots See,

Priestlands Lane, Sherborne, Dorset

DT9 4EP

Sun 16 Jun

1 Calder Garden

Ludbourne Road, Sherborne

DT9 3GA

Sun 16 Jun

The Old Hall,

101 Newland, Sherborne

DT9 3DU

Sun 16 Jun

Somerled House,

Long Street, Sherborne

DT9 3BY

Sun 16 Jun

The Firs,

Oborne Road, Sherborne

DT9 3RX

Wed 26 Jun

Stanchester Academy,

Montacute Rd, Stoke-sub-Hamdon

TA14 6UG

Fri 28 Jun

Grovelands Residential Home,

45 Grove Ave, Yeovil

BA20 2BE

Sun 14 Jul

St. Margaret’s Hospice,

Little Tarrat Lane, Yeovil

BA20 2HU


By appointment

When is this garden open?

Garden Address

Open by appointment

34 St Michaels Avenue,

Yeovil

BA21 5AG

Open by appointment

The Old Vicarage Care Home,

Leigh, Sherborne, Dorset

DT9 6HL

Open by appointment

Postbox Cottage,

West Bagborough, Taunton

TA4 3EF

Open by appointment

Willett Farm,

Lydeard St Lawrence, Taunton

TA4 3QB