Welcome to our inspiring garden, one of the finest in Britain.
It’s a gently flowing series of connected 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 spirals. Our Jubilee Arboretum is maturing now and the lake attracts more wildlife each year.
Our season begins in spring with visitors enjoying camellia and rhododendron walks, builds through into summer when our drifts and long borders explode with colour. The spectacular acer glade lights up the valley in autumn reds, before the snowdrops emerge, buds open and the cycle begins again.
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
A Garden for everyone
At the Garden House there is something for everyone. Experienced plantsman 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