There’s no entry charge to visit the gardens so visit and spend a relaxing hour or two in a working historic garden in the heart of Somerset.
Being free to enter isn’t the only amazing thing about the walled gardens. You can explore the fascinating ruins of the Fussels Ironworks or visit the beautiful Mells Church and then enjoy a delicious homemade cakes under the shade of the apple trees.
Set in the historic Somerset village of Mells, a short distance from Bath and the pretty market town of Frome, the Walled Garden offers its visitors the opportunity to relax, recharge and enjoy a light lunch or a refreshing pot of tea or coffee in beautiful surroundings.
Within the honey coloured 17th Century walls and with a view over the ancient church meadows, the garden is laid out with traditional herbaceous perennials and cut flower beds including Sweet Peas, Cornflowers and Poppies. We usually have a selection of plants and seasonal flowers grown in our garden that are available for sale.
Its also one of the few places where you can take your dog (as long as they are kept on the lead). In fact they seem to really want you to visit, relax and stay a while. How about hiring the garden for a private event where they can serve wood fired Pizzas from their outdoor oven?
They also run classes where you can learn how to grow, condition and arrange flowers from your garden. The classes are relaxed and fun, with a mixture of hands on techniques, helpful tips and demonstrations by experienced tutors. These courses are equally suitable for beginners and those with more gardening experience who would like to gain confidence with arranging flowers from their own gardens.
Other courses they run at the secret garden include: Patchwork quilting, Hand tied bouquets, Painting and drawing days and willow cutting courses.