Just ten miles from Plymouth, on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon

The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon. PL20 7LQ

From Plymouth: Follow A386 towards Tavistock; the garden is signposted left off this road just after the golf course, before reaching Yelverton. Follow the road through Crapstone; the garden can be found on the right before reaching Buckland Monachorum.

From Yelverton: Follow A386 from Yelverton towards Plymouth. Look out for the brown tourist sign soon after the roundabout, turn right. Follow the road through Crapstone; the garden can be found on the right before reaching Buckland Monachorum.-

The most beautiful garden I have ever visited, you can lose yourself for hours meandering around the winding pathways.
— Trip Advisor review

We are open everyday until 3 November 2019.

Garden, tea rooms, shop and plant centre open each day with free admission to tea rooms, shop and plant centre. Events and courses all year.

Daily opening times

10.30am – 5.00pm (last admission at 4.30pm) until 3 November

8 November onwards: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 11.00am - 3.00pm

Daily admission prices for garden

Adult (+16yrs) £10.00 (Gift Aid) £9.00 (Standard)

Child (0-15)  Free of charge

'Friends of The Garden House' free of charge

RHS member 1: Free admission on Fridays

BBC Gardener's World '241' tickets accepted every day


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


We love dogs but the garden isn't suitable for them. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the garden. We are happy to provide water and there is some shade in our car park. There are plenty of good dog walks nearby, including some great river and pub walks, so please make a day of it with your best friend and don't let a dog-free visit prevent you from discovering the garden for a couple of hours!


We welcome groups by prior arrangement and recommend allowing a minimum of 2 hours to explore plus additional time if teas or light lunches are required. Admission for the group leader is free and coach drivers get a meal voucher. Contact the office on 01822 854769 for details or fill in the enquiry form.

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 we're planning to open the barn for events so we need to install a new floor. 

RHS members

The Garden House is an RHS Partner Garden. We welcome RHS members, and they enjoy free entry to the garden every Friday all year round, except Good Friday. Free entry is for Member 1 only. Free entry is not valid for RHS members on group visits or for any events taking place that have an additional admission/ticket fee.

Stay Locally

We have some fabulous places to stay in Dartmoor and we have handpicked a selection of accommodation and hospitality partners, so you can make a week/end of it - find out more here…

So lovely we didn’t want to leave!
— Trip Advisor, Marie C. May 5th 2018