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The Newt in Somerset Membership

Hadspen, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7NG

Type:Flowers, Plants and Wildlife

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Newt Membership is your ticket to enjoy everything they offer; from seasonal workshops to Garden Day in the Spring, Harvest and Apple Day in the Autumn and enchanted trails throughout the Winter plus free access to their 14 partner gardens. By becoming a member, you will have access to exclusive content on their website and be the first to hear about workshops, events and new attractions. You will also receive monthly member benefits from The Newt's online store.

The gardens at The Newt have been shaped over the last 200 years by successive enthusiasts, including Margaret Hobhouse who elevated them to a Victorian ideal, introducing colour, a greenhouse and many trees of beech, oak, pine, walnut and cedar. Renowned garden designer Penelope Hobhouse gave Margaret’s vision a new lease of life in the 1970s, followed by Nori and Sandra Pope, whose experiments with colour delighted and inspired thousands of visitors in the mid-1980s.

The latest incarnation has been created by Italo-French architect Patrice Taravella, who believes a garden should be both beautiful and useful. Mixing ornamental and productive elements, the gardens are a feast for the eyes and stomach. At their core sits the Parabola, a walled garden concealing an apple tree maze; at their edges, diverse woodland providing a sheltered habitat for native wildlife.

Discover something new during your visit.  Be transported back to Roman Britannia and walk in the footsteps of our Roman ancestors in the the reimagined Villa Ventorum. Steel yourself for an aerial walk-through elegant boughs of noble ash, then get hands on with soil, scents, botany and design at The Story of Gardening. Visit the world’s most famous gardens in virtual reality pods, admiring the abundant fruit trees of Babylonstoren or gazing into the lily ponds at Monet’s Giverny. Peek into the fascinating life of bees and their hives at the Beezantium. No visit is complete without perusing Somerset specialities and estate breads, meats, cheeses, preserves and cyders in the Farm Shop, or finding the perfect gift in the House & Garden Shop.

The garden eatery serves fresh, seasonal fare, led by what is growing in the gardens – from crisp green leaves to freshly picked berries. The Garden Café offers a perfect vantage point over the kitchen gardens and orchards below, from which a vegetable-led menu is sourced - serving breakfast and an all-day menu, including cream teas, seven days a week.



Accessible rooms with adjoining rooms available. 
Ramp/level access throughout. 
Accessible Parking
Accessible Toilets
Assistance Dogs Permitted

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  • Children’s menu


  • Assistance Dogs
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Neurodivergent visitors
  • Facilities for visitors with Dementia
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Option to book Accessible Rooms online
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Private Chef
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Breast Feeding Friendly Throughout
  • Children's play area
  • Cot
  • Creche and/or childcare facilities
  • Facilities for children
  • Family Rooms
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation on site
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Countryside Location
  • Eco Friendly
  • Exclusive Use
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups Welcome
  • Gym and Leisure facilities
  • Hot Tub/Spa Bath
  • Independent Business
  • Open All Year
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming Pool

Key Features

  • Accessible
  • Country house
  • Family
  • Farm
  • Groups
  • Groups Welcomed
  • In countryside
  • Romantic

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa Treatments

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Free Car Parking
  • On-Site Coach Parking
  • Parking On Site
  • Parking On-site or Valet Parking

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi

Specialist Features

  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers


  • Bike Friendly
  • Cycle Parking
  • Electric Car Charging Point
  • Fairtrade / Free Trade Products Available
  • Green
  • Organic Produce Served
  • Plant-Based Options or Menu
  • Reduced Plastic Use
  • Secure Cycle Storage
  • Sustainable Building/Venue Features
  • Sustainable Transport Offers

Venue Facilities

  • Beautiful garden to sit in

Show Facilities

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* All year round from 9:00 - 17:30 in winter and 09:00 - 18:30 in summer.

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