Somerset Houses & Gardens


East Lambrook Manor Gardens

East Lambrook, TA13 5HH

East Lambrook Manor Gardens


East Lambrook Manor Gardens in South Somerset is a hidden gem, yet it is easily accessible from the A303 at South Petherton, near Yeovil. The home from 1938 to 1969 of the doyenne of cottage gardening Margery Fish, it was here that she developed her own unselfconscious style, combining plants in a relaxed and informal manner to create a garden of great beauty and charm that has encouraged generations of budding gardeners.
The internationally famous garden was given Grade-1 status in 1992 and is recognised as the premier example of the English cottage garden style. Winding paths between abundantly planted beds and borders, often edged with the local hamstone, typify the garden which is divided into different areas such as the Terrace Garden, Silver Garden, Lido and Ditch. The latter, along with the Woodland Garden, contain most of the garden’s extensive collection of snowdrops and hellebores.
The Malthouse is home to the café and Malthouse Gallery, which holds exhibitions of work by local artists. The Margery Fish Plant Nursery specialises in cottage garden plants and interesting perennials.
Other Facilities.

Outdoor attraction in village location
Self-service café
Malthouse Gallery
Margery Fish Plant Nursery
Nearest regular public transport is in South Petherton
Limited disabled access due to narrow paths and steps

On or near Sustrans / South Somerset Cycle Routes 339, 33 and 30

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours
1 February to 30 October, Tuesday to Saturday plus Sundays in February
10.00am to 5.00pm


Adults: £6.00
Over 65s: £5.50
Children under 16: Free
Pre-booked groups: £5.25 (minimum size 10)
Free entry to café, gallery and nursery








              TRAVEL & TRADE

                • Accessible Toilets

                • All major credit cards accepted

                • Café

                • Dogs Allowed

                • Groups Welcomed

                • Guide dogs permitted

                • On site parking

                • Outdoor Attraction

                • Parking (free)

                • Toilets

                • Village Location

                Road Directions

                East Lambrook is mid-way between London and Cornwall and is an ideal place to stop en route to or from the West Country.

                From the A303, the garden is four minutes from the South Petherton roundabout, which is three miles south west of the A3088 Yeovil (Cartgate) roundabout and six and a half miles north east of the Ilminster roundabout. Follow the brown tourist signs and local road signs from the roundabout all the way to East Lambrook. There are brown tourist signs to the garden from the B3165 crossroad with lights north of Martock and from other directions. The garden is in Silver Street in the centre of the village, opposite the Rose & Crown pub.


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                East Lambrook Manor Gardens
                East Lambrook
                South Petherton
                TA13 5HH
                United Kingdom

                T: 01460 240328



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