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East Lambrook Manor Gardens

Perfect cottage garden inspiration and independent hardy plant nursery.

  • 4.4

  • from 79 Google reviews

Snowdrops and a river
Snowdrops and a river

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About the garden

East Lambrook Manor Gardens is the iconic and quintessentially English cottage garden created by the celebrated 20th-century plantswoman and gardening writer Margery Fish. It was here that she developed her own style of gardening, combining old-fashioned and contemporary plants in a relaxed and informal manner to create a garden of immense beauty.

Charming pathways wind through the garden, guiding visitors past the abundant borders and the noteworthy collections of Hellebores, Hardy Geraniums and Snowdrops. You will also find a superb specialist hardy plant nursery - it’s the perfect opportunity to find a real head-turner for your own plot.

East Lambrook has been recognised by English Heritage and awarded its Grade 1 status. It remains one of Britain’s most celebrated cottage gardens and provides plenty of inspiration for this style of planting.

Opening times

1st February - 29th October Tuesday - Saturday (and Sundays in February) 10AM to 5PM

Useful details

Garden area

1.75 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Bikes can be put out of sight if requested.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).


Yes - There is a plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. One wheelchair available at no charge. Email an advance for use.

Silver Street, Somerset, TA13 5HH

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East Lambrook Manor Gardens
Silver Street, Somerset
TA13 5HH
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Google reviews

  • 4.4

  • from 79 Google reviews

Abigail Port

7 months ago


Beautiful gardens, very relaxing stroll with lots of interesting plants to see. Lovely plants for sale in the nursery.

Kate Griffiths-Lambeth

a year ago


It is always a pleasure to visit this quintessentially English cottage garden and nursery with a charming gallery showcasing local artists (current exhibition is "Petal Poise" by the highly accomplished Helen Simpson, who is based in Dorset - there are some stunning pastels, oils and ceramics and East Lambrook is an ideal venue for Helen's first solo exhibition.) At present there are a superb range of geraniums in the garden. Excellent contrasting foliage and textures and a froth of everlasting peas. There is a clearly marked path around the garden. It IS NOT suitable for buggies or those with limited mobility as there are numerous steps and the ground is uneven. Great plant shop.

Anne Wareham

9 months ago


Mad plant garden. Not sure it works aesthetically but you can imagine its famous creator pottering with pleasure. Good nursery.

Luke Smith

6 months ago


So much to see in what is a relatively small garden, beautiful location with plenty of interest throughout. Loads of small paths so you can get many different views. Plenty of shade and benches. Really nice if basic coffee shop which more then does the job - great cakes! Loads of lovely interesting plants to buy which you will have seen in the gardens, oh and dog friendly too... Highly recommended, we will return!

Robert Burley

a year ago


The Ultimate cottage garden. A wonderful place to wander round and wonder at the planting. We received a warm welcome and after going round the gardens and spotting plants we were unsure of all our questions were answered by the experts on hand. We left with a collection of new plants for our garden. The perfect place for any gardener.

Contact the garden

01460 240328

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