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

Follow the brown tourist signs from the A386, between Tavistock & Plymouth. PL20 7LQ

The most beautiful garden I have ever visited, you can lose yourself for hours meandering around the winding pathways.
— Trip Advisor review September 2017

Open every day  until 28th October 2018, then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the winter.

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

Daily opening times

10.30am – 5pm
Last entry at 4.30pm

Daily admission prices for garden (free entry to tea rooms, plant centre and 'Old Potting Shed' shop)

Adult (+16yrs) £8.75 (Gift Aid) £7.95 (Standard)

Child (0-5 Free) £3.85 (Gift Aid) £3.50 (Standard)

Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £20.90 (Gift Aid) £19 (Standard)

Groups (Pre-booked, minimum 10 people)£7.50

'Friends of The Garden House' Free

RHS members: Free admission on Fridays (excluding Good Friday)

BBC Gardener's World '241' tickets accepted


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.

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