RHS Garden Rosemoor Tapeley Park Gardens National Trust Arlington Court

For those who enjoy homes and gardens of distinction the RHS Garden Rosemoor is well worth a visit (open every day except Christmas day) as is National Trust Arlington Court and it's 2500 acre estate.

Tapeley Park Gardens also come recommended with over 35 acres of gardens including and Italian terrace garden, walled gardens, stone labyrinth and woddland walks to the lakes.

For those who are willing to travel further afield you should not forget a visit to the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan, both of which are in Cornwall.