Top 5 Gardens to Visit in Bath

For National Gardening Week we have created a list of gardens that are worth a visit across Bath...


For National Gardening Week we have created a list of gardens that are worth a visit across Bath...

Top 5 Gardens to visit in Bath

We hope you have been spending some time in your gardens for National Gardening Week, but if you do not have a garden, or you would like to visit some public gardens; we have created a small list for you.


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1. Prior Park Landscape Gardens

This garden is a National Trust protected area, so there is a cost to entering, and booking beforehand is advised currently. The garden boasts some beautiful views and is also home to one of four Palladian bridges of that design; this bridge is still crossable.

The gardens are currently undergoing restorative work on its historic dams, due to damage caused by time and American Signal crayfish. If you want to know more about the gardens and booking a visit, take a browse of the National Trust website, which you can find here. If you want regular updates, check out their Instagram.



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2. Sydney Gardens

You can tie a visit here with the Holburne Museum, which you may recognise from Bridgerton. These gardens encompass part of the Kennet and Avon Canal, adding to the leisurely feel, especially on a sunny mornings and afternoons. Sydney Gardens are famous for the famous people who would grace them, include Jane Austen. During the summer months they are prominently used for entertainment, cinemas, and theatricals.

You can find out more about the gardens on the Visit Bath website



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3. Botanical Gardens at Victoria Park

It seems that most of the gorgeous parks and gardens on our list were created during the 18th and 19th Century, and these botanical gardens fit right in. Initially created in 1887, the gardens host 9 acres of trees and shrubs, rock pools, and a Roman Temple replica. This garden also features a scented walk, which we really recommend. Throughout your time here, you will be in the presence of a diverse range of wildlife and foliage, with plenty of places for you to sit down and enjoy the company.

Find out more about what you will see while visiting the Botanical Gardens here


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4. American Museum & Gardens

Much like Sydney Gardens, the American Museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens, which overlook the Limpley Stoke Valley and River Avon. Make sure to check the website for Covid - 19 updates, especially if you wish to visit the museum.

If you are looking for more info on the museum and gardens, take a look at their dedicated website here



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5. Parade Gardens

One of the smaller gardens on our list, but still worth a mention! The gardens occupy a 2 and a half acre area. They are situated central to the town, providing lovely views of Pulteney Bridge and the weir; so if you want to incorporate a visit into town with a leisurely walk, or even want to eat your takeaway lunch somewhere scenic, Parade Gardens has it all. 

Please ensure you take any rubbish you have created with you and dispose of in the bins situated around the area. If  you want to know more, you can visit the BANES website.