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Charming plant-filled garden crisscrossed by streams.

  • 4.5

  • from 123 Google reviews

A path with trees on the side of a river
A path with trees on the side of a river

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Heale House and Gardens The trout stream and Japanese bridge by Michael Garlick. CC BY-SA 4.0

About the garden

Heale House and its surrounding gardens are situated beside the river Avon in Middle Woodford, a small village just south of the famous ancient monument at Stonehenge. This is a real plant enthusiast’s garden, with vibrant borders and a great medley of plants from across the world, with a particular focus on Japanese varieties, complemented by an authentic tea house which sits atop two streams.

Heale Gardens are crisscrossed by water, with moisture-loving plants found alongside the many tributaries which flow across the grounds. Betweens these waterways, paths snake through the long grasses, their verges peppered with roses, wildflowers, bulbs and orchids. The perennial borders and walled kitchen garden are bursting with delightful and unusual plants, while topiary is a real feature, too, helping guide you through the garden. Visitors are allowed to picnic in the car park or you can get a bite to eat in the lovely on site tea rooms.

Opening times

Mid March to mid October Tuesday - Sunday 11AM - 4PM

Useful details

Garden area

6 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

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


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a plant shop.

Wiltshire, SP4 6NT

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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 123 Google reviews

Geoff Sloman

5 months ago


A lovely garden to explore, with a stunning chalk stream, coupled with a lovely little coffee shop. Not the biggest of plant centres, but some nice plants. Certainly worth a visit

Graham Hutchinson

7 months ago


Spent 3 hours walking around the gardens. Had tea in the cafe and bought a couple of plants before we left, in the garden centre. Well worth a visit, highly recommended.

Linda Haylock

a year ago


The most wonderful and peaceful gardens.......Only 8 acres, but absolutely beautiful. Around every corner is another surprise...... I cannot recommend it enough. If you love plants you will enjoy spending time here. Some parts of the garden have a wild untamed feel....but this all added to the attraction for me! The cafe has an excellent choice of delicious homemade cakes! The coffee was good too. All the staff are friendly and helpful. Not well advertised so not too many visitors. Excellent plant of course I bought some! They have peacocks too!


9 months ago


Quiet exceptional and a wonderful environment. Excellent value for money. 6 months later and another visit. Even more lovely than the last occasion.

Dermot de Courcy Robinson

6 months ago


We had a lovely quiche and salad served by very warm and friendly staff. The gardens are beautiful and well worth a visit. We rounded off our visit with delicious lemon cake and a pot of tea. Perfect! We were even treated to a flypast by the Korean display team. 10/10 all round.

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01722 782504

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