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The south west is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK. On fresh summer days, there is nothing better than stepping out and exploring the great outdoors. If hiking isn’t for you, and you’d much rather experience the gentler aspects of the countryside, then a visit to an RHS Garden is a must. We’ve chosen our nearby favourites so you can plan a peaceful day out.

Hestercombe Garden and Gallery

Head to Taunton to find Hestercombe Garden and Gallery, a historical place that covers 3 centuries of landscape gardening. Browse the site and find how garden styles have changed, or get involved with the special activities running throughout the summer. Opt for a family saver for cheaper entry.

Lytes Cary Manor

See the prettiness of an arts and craft style garden at Lytes Cary Manor. The National Trust premises includes a Manor you can visit that was built in the 13th century. Take your National Trust card for free entry.

The Walled Garden at Mells

Travel through the Mendips to reach Frome, where you can visit these walled gardens for free. The garden was created in the 17th century and is now used to grow wedding flowers, so makes for a wonderful stroll on a sunny day. Many of the garden plants supplied to the gardens come from local suppliers Emerald plants.

Cothay Manor

Another beautiful site with a historical house and breath-taking gardens. While house tours are for adults only due to delicate antiques, the garden is open to all and worthy of a visit. Be sure to check opening times when planning your visit, as the gardens are only open on certain days throughout the summer.

However you plan to spend your time while holidaying with HRU, you can guarantee a good time. With brilliant onsite activities at our campsites in Somerset, and easy access to great days out, you’ll definitely want to come back year after year. Book your break today online.