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The Garden House

Welcome to our inspiring garden, one of the finest in Britain.

It’s a gently flowing series of garden rooms and spaces, joined by meandering pathways that link diverse planting styles and landscaping surprises. Enjoy a romantic walled garden with 16th century ruins, innovative cottage garden drift planting, flowering meadows, terraced lawns and our world-famous planted ovals. Our Jubilee Arboretum is maturing now and the lake attracts more wildlife each year.

The wisteria is flowering

Following a cold wet spring, the wisteria is beginning to flower and will delight visitors for weeks. The wisteria that climbs over the house started to flower in Mid May, whilst the waterfall of wisteria that falls from the bridge is next to bloom a week or two later. Last to show and always stunning is the towering umbrella in the walled garden.

Nestled on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park we are happy to enjoy “borrowed landscape.” The rolling Devon hills give the garden a feeling of extra space and beauty.

A Garden for everyone

Experienced plantsmen will notice unusual plants and rare cultivars. Enthusiastic new gardeners can absorb ideas about landscaping and design, or just enjoy being in a place where around each corner views change and clever planting shines.

Whether you garden in a tiny space or have acres of land, you will find inspiration and hidden treasures to make lasting impressions when you leave us. Allow plenty of time to see the garden; it covers ten acres and will surprise you at each turn with unexpected views, fragrances and focal points that encourage you to stay a while.

The Garden House is run by a charitable trust and is a wonderful day out for all the family.

For a detailed description of each of the garden’s main areas, click Garden

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