East Lambrook Manor Gardens, South Petherton, Somerset

Gorgeous English cottage gardens designed by famous 20th century gardener Margery Fish; it’s beautiful – a peaceful garden brimming with old-fashioned varieties planted side by side with more modern ones, winding paths lead you through the rich borders, with noted collections of hellebores, snowdrops and hardy geraniums. The Plant Nursery sells a selection of herbaceous specimens and there is a delightful little tea shop in the 17th century Malthouse. Sit outside beneath the trees with a glass of home pressed apple juice in summer, and in winter have a mug of hot chocolate by the wood-burning stove.

Opening days vary throughout the year, but generally 10-5 Feb-Oct      All information correct at the time of writing