Secret Gardens to Discover in Bristol, UK

Bristol Botanical Gardens | © Nick Sarebi | Flickr
Bristol Botanical Gardens | © Nick Sarebi | Flickr
Photo of Colette Earley
1 May 2017

The city of Bristol has some of the most beautiful gardens waiting to be discovered. Here’s our list of the best of the bunch that you simply have to visit when you’re in town.

Bristol Botanical Gardens

Located in the picturesque Clifton area, the Botanical Gardens provide a beautiful escape from city life. Telling the story of plant evolution, stroll through 1.77 hectares of gardens and discover some fascinating facts about a number of different exotic plant species. There’s even a large glasshouse showcasing cacti, orchids, carnivorous plants and more.

Botanical Gardens, Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop, Bristol

Bristol Botanical Gardens | © Nick Sarebi | Flickr

Bristol Botanical Gardens | © Nick Sarebi | Flickr

Tranby House

This informal garden was designed and built to encourage wildlife and is home to a wide range of trees, flowers, shrubs and plants. Comprising a number of different sections, this pretty spot even has a wildflower meadow and pond.

Tranby House, Norton Lane, Whitchurch

Southfield Farm

Boasting herbaceous borders, perennials, bulbs and blossoms, this amazing garden space houses roses, pergolas, a vegetable garden, a herb garden, a summerhouse and ponds. There’s even seating for you to sit and enjoy the scenery.

Stowey Gardens

Flower-packed beds fill this beautiful space, making it not only aesthetically pleasing but beautifully fragrant, especially during the spring and summer months. Expect a number of stunning flowers from topiary to hydrangeas, an exotic garden, borders and many unusual trees.

Stowey Gardens, Bishop Sutton

Stowey Gardens| Photo courtesy of Stowey Gardens NGS ©Stowey Gardens| Photo courtesy of Stowey Gardens NGS ©


Be sure to explore the incredible land of Tyntesfield, which is actually in the list of the top 500 gardens in the U.K. This Grade II-listed garden boasts many of its original features, including an orangery and walled garden.

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield | © Rémy Gardette | Flickr

Tyntesfield | © Rémy Gardette | Flickr

Vine House

Originally planted in the 1940s by the Hewer family, this stunning garden is home to trees, shrubs, a rock stream and herbaceous borders. This makes the perfect spot to explore on a sunny day and marvel at the flora.

Vine House, Henbury Road, Henbury

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