Magnificent estate with productive gardens, museum and parkland.
About The Newt in Somerset
Woods, orchards, and cultivated gardens are nurtured using age-old skills at The Newt in Somerset. Close to artistic Bruton, this large working estate immerses visitors in the tranquillity of nature.
The world-class gardens at The Newt cleverly evoke different historic eras. Explore the Cottage Garden for a glimpse of Gertrude Jekyll’s famous landscaping style, and see the flowers that scented 19th century gardens in the Victorian area. The Cascade is a contemporary twist on traditional water features, and the Colour Gardens feature hellebores, astrantias and anemones inspired by garden designer Penelope Hobhouse. Her family home was The Newt’s Georgian manor Hadspen House – now a luxurious hotel.
Once you’ve taken in the gardens and explored the woodland walkways, you can refuel at The Garden Café. Or, at the Cyder Press, sample the cider made from the estate’s 3,000 apple trees, perhaps enjoying a guided tour of the cellar and apple pressing demonstrations.
Activating Your Membership
Make sure to activate your Garden Membership on the Candide app, and return to The Newt as often as you like over the next 12 months.
Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Food Stall (Food and Drink), Cafe/Restaurant - Outdoor Seating, Cafe/Restaurant - Indoor Seating, Car Park (Free), Gift Shop, Farm Shop, Ice Cream Shop, Cyder Cellar
Winter: Winter Garden, Snowdrops
Spring: Magnolias, Bluebells, Perennial Borders
Summer: Roses, Perennial Borders, Wildflower Meadow
Year-Round: Topiary, Fernery, Walled Garden, Formal Garden, Kitchen Garden, Vegetable Garden, Herb Garden, Woodland Walk, Pool/Pond, Greenhouses/Glasshouses, Follies
Tickets & Discounts
Day ticket prices: Membership required for admission (see 'Season ticket prices' below). Members can admit accompanying guests for a day pass price of £15.
Concessions: Carer concessionary pricing available.
Season ticket prices: 12 month Membership for £48.
Good to Know
Dog Walking: No - Guide dogs only.
Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved) - All gardens areas are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, though via indirect routes – often up thick lawns, steep gradients, uneven ground and gravelled pathways. Pushchairs may be stored at the Threshing Barn, and for longer distances transport is available for those requiring assistance.
Wheelchair Hire: Yes - Two wheelchairs available on a first come, first served basis.
Bicycle Storage: Yes - Bicycle rack in visitor car park.
Public Transport: Yes - 7 minutes by taxi from Castle Cary train station. Not accessible by bus.
Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using BA7 7NG.
Last Entry: Half an hour before 'Closing Time'.
Size of Site: 800 Acres.
Profile Information: Last updated by The Newt in Somerset in 2021.