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8 of Bath’s beautiful gardens to visit

PUBLISHED: 17:26 11 July 2017

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Bath may be steeped in history but the city’s gardens show that this World Heritage Site is still as fresh as a daisy

Fork to Fork at The Bath Priory

Located a short stroll from the city centre and nestled within four acres of mature award-winning gardens The Bath Priory is a peaceful haven from the bustle of the city. Featuring a kitchen garden, meadow and lawns, the garden is lovingly tended by Jane Moore, a Chelsea Flower Show Silver Medal winner. Join her Fork to Fork Garden Lunch (Monday July 17) for a tour of the vegetable garden, a three course Michelin-starred lunch and a peak behind the scenes in the kitchen.

City Centre Pleasure Gardens

Stretching away to the side of the Royal Crescent is Royal Victoria Park. Originally an arboretum named after Queen Victoria, the park is home to Botanical Gardens which are rich in flowers, trees and shrubs and perfect for a city-centre stroll.

Closer to Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths you will find Parade Gardens. They give wonderful views of Pulteney Bridge and the colourful border displays are among the finest in the country. Pull up a free deckchair and while away an hour or two in the sun.

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Bath’s oldest park

Sydney Gardens, once a favourite of Jane Austen, is Bath’s oldest park. Today the park is popular for its bridge views of the railway and Kennet and Avon Canal.

250 Years of the Royal Crescent

Celebrate 250 years of the Royal Crescent with a visit to The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Hidden behind the walls of the luxury 5* hotel you will find a soothing and secluded garden. This haven of sophisticated tranquillity is the ideal location to relax with friends over a glass of Champagne or indulge in afternoon tea with a loved one.

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Prior Park Landscape Gardens

Walk across one of only four Palladian bridges in the world and discover much more at this National Trust landscape garden. Stroll through the wilderness, past the sham bridge and into the gravel cabinet to marvel at the cascade. Soak up spectacular views of Bath before you enter the glade and take the enchanting Priory Path to the summerhouse. Meander around the lakes and across the famous Palladian bridge before seeking out refreshments from the tea shed.

The Fig Store

When The Fig Store moved into Walcot Street it transformed the outdoor space from a patch of rubble into a calm and tranquil garden. Sit back in the sun and relax with a coffee whilst you mull over the garden and interior products.

The American Museum Gardens

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Claverton Manor, home to The American Museum in Britain, is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and takes full advantage of the spectacular views over the Limpley Stoke Valley. Stroll through the ancient meadows and past the majestic cedars of the parkland before seeking out the grotto, a remnant of the old Italianate pleasure garden. The highlight of any trip is the Mount Vernon Gardens with its quintessential white picket fence, box hedges, rose bushes and seed house.

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

If you’re looking for a rather different garden experience, visit The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, the spot on which astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus. The garden resembles a classic Georgian design, with quinces, cypresses and plants punctuated by sculptures and carvings.

Hidden Gardens of Bath

For a unique horticultural experience join Helen on a Hidden Gardens of Bath tour and uncover a diverse range of gardens not normally open to the public. From formal to unstructured, edible to ornamental you will enjoy a fascinating glimpse behind the honey-coloured facades and into the history of Combe Down, Lansdown and Widcombe. Choose from full day tours with a two-course lunch, half day tours with afternoon tea or delightful evening tours.

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