Somerset Wildlife Trust – Open Gardens

With an estimated 124,500 gardens in Somerset, covering 19 square kilometres of the county, the gardens of Somerset have huge potential for nature. So Somerset Wildlife Trust are developing an open gardens programme in order to inspire people to make their own gardens more friendly towards wildlife, as well as to raise funds for the Trust.

Sunday 4th August 2019, 11am – 4pm : Somerset’s Wildlife Garden: Badbury Flower Company

Helen Toon

Badbury Flower Company are opening their flower gardens in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust. This is a truly inspiring place to visit and everyone will leave wanting to be a Flower Farmer. Ticket sales are kindly being donated to Somerset Wildlife Trust, and proceeds from other stalls are going towards the Isle Abbotts village hall. The garden is wheelchair accessible, however there are grassy paths and uneven ground. Tickets £4.
Badbury Dairy House, Isle Abbotts, TA3 6RS
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Somerset’s Wildlife Garden: Hillcrest

Garden viewings by prior arrangement between March and September

Charles and Charlotte Sunquist

Hillcrest is a 5-acre garden with so many special places within it that everyone can find a perfect spot to sit and contemplate. The lawn is the most formal part of the garden but is perfect for cartwheels! It has incredible far reaching views overlooking the Somerset Levels. You can see Glastonbury Tor and Burrow Mump but Hillcrest has its own standing stone if you would like something even closer. There is a very large wild flower meadow leading down to an enormous wildlife pond full of dragonflies. There are bee hives to visit too with a bee expert on hand to answer any questions you may have about these essential visitors to our gardens.
Hillcrest, Curload, Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 6LA

More information: 01823 490852 or email

Somerset’s Wildlife Garden: Broomclose

Garden viewings by prior arrangement between April and September

Nicky Ramsay

A large wildlife-friendly garden with a huge array of plants for pollinators and with views over the Vale of Porlock to the sea.

To arrange a visit, please contact Nicky or David Ramsay. Broomclose, Porlock, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8NU

More information: 01643 862078 or email

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