Walled Gardens & Tea Room

Set within the ancient walls of Cannington Court, the Walled Gardens have undergone extensive redevelopment in recent years and were officially opened in April 2009 by HRH the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward.

The Gardens include a broad range of teaching zones, classic and contemporary features and Botanical Glasshouses are contained within a 2.5 acre historic landscape. The Gardens are also open to the public throughout the year, achieving Visitor Attraction Quality status, and include a 'hot' Herbaceous Border, Blue Garden, Sub-Tropical Walk, Poteger, the Bishop's Garden and an Australasian Garden. The Glasshouses cover 960m2 and include seven temperate zones, similar to The Eden Project in Cornwall. The Plant Nursery is stocked with unusual specimens, all grown by staff and students.

The Tea Room offer locally sourced seasonal food and refreshments, in a tranquil setting with ample indoor and outdoor seating. The Tea Room, which has free WiFi, is also available for hire as a meeting place, for group visits and special occasions, with a capacity of 26 people. The Plant Nursery and Garden Shop, adjacent to the Tea Room, sells a variety of plants and gifts. Entry to the Gardens is not needed to visit the Nursery and Shop.

You can find more information about the Walled Gardens of Cannington on its own website www.canningtonwalledgardens.co.uk