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Opening hours 2017

Open 31st March (Friday)  to 31st October 10.30am – 5.00pm
(last admission 4.30pm)

December open weekends only.  Admission by donation. 11am – 4pm

Admission prices

Gift Aided Entry Standard Entry
Adult £8.25 £7.50
Child (5-16)  £3.65 £3.30
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £19.60 £17.80
Groups (Pre-booked, minimum 10 people) £7.00
Members Free

Opening times 2018


Accessibility is on the whole good and wheelchair users will be able to experience the majority of the garden.  We don’t have a mobility scooter to hire. For an independent review of our access please read “The Bimblers” blog.


Due to the many narrow paths, highly sensitive planting and lack of open spaces, only assistance dogs are allowed in the garden. We can provide water and there is some shade in our car park.


We are delighted to welcome groups by prior arrangement and we recommend you allow about 2 hours to explore plus additional time if teas or light lunches are required. Admission for the group leader is free. Contact the office on 01822 854769 for details.

Gift Aid

Please be a Gift Aid visitor. As a registered charity we are able to claim an extra 25% from the Government on your total payment. This helps us to fund project work in the garden – currently the refurbishment of the walled garden. We are extremely grateful to those visitors who assist us in this way.

RHS members

Free of charge every Friday March to October inclusive, except Good Friday. Free entry is for Member 1 only. Free entry is not valid for RHS members on group visits.

How to find us : PL20 7LQ

The Garden House lies between the villages of Crapstone and Buckland Monachorum, 1.5 miles west of Yelverton, 5 miles from Tavistock and 10 miles from Plymouth.

from Plymouth Follow the A386 towards Tavistock. The garden is signposted left just after the golf course, before Yelverton. Follow the road through Crapstone: the garden is on the right before Buckland Monachoram.

from Tavistock Follow the A386 towards Plymouth, then follow the instructions below from Yelverton.

from Yelverton At the roundabout follow the A386 towards Plymouth. Take the second turn on the right (at the brown tourist sign) and follow the road through Crapstone. The garden is on the right before you get to Buckland Monachorum.

Sat nav postcode: PL20 7LQ.

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