Gardens to visit in Devon

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Here are some links to gardens to visit, either locally or whist on holiday in Devon. The sites we list include other sites recommending gardens as well as individual gardens.

The gardens listed include gardens which have limited access for people to visit, as well as other gardens open to the public all the year round - so check the opening times of particular gardens before going.

General Open Garden sites

National Gardens Scheme - The Charity behind The Yellow Book of gardens open to The public. Often small and usual gardens open just one or two days a year. The site includes The GardenFinder database for finding gardens to visit.

National Trust - Lists The gardens and property owned by The National Trust in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Garden History and Garden Tours - International guide to gardens to visit - includes large number of UK gardens.

British Red Cross Open Gardens programme offers a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of some hidden and private gardens not usually open to the public.

English Heritage - Lists The English Heritage gardens and properties open to The public.

Garden Shows - Diary of gardening shows around The UK.

Please check opening times by website or other contact detail as gardens have their own various opening times.

Gardens to visit in Devon

North Devon,
EX31 4EB
Marwood Hill Garden This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only 4 miles from Barnstaple. The gardens are a wonderful haven in which to relax and enjoy the impressive collections of plants, shrubs and trees and experience the views and peaceful atmosphere.
EX39 6DT
Hartland Abbey and Gardens The beautiful 18thC Walled and Woodland gardens, the walks and the parkland provide visitors with extensive grounds through which to wander and enjoy the stunning valley leading down to the Atlantic Ocean.
Stone Farm,
TQ13 8JU
Stone Lane Gardens - is a 5 acre arboretum presenting "The Mythic Garden", an annual sculpture exhibition, amid National Collections of Birch and Alder in a landscaped water & woodland setting.
near Exeter,
Castle Drogo Discover the beautiful Lutyens -designed terraced garden, the highest in the care of the National Trust, with dramatic views of Dartmoor. There's plenty to see from the rose gardens to the quaint Bunty House (Wendy House) complete with its own miniature garden.
Tapeley Park,
North Devon,
EX39 4NT
Tapeley Park & Gardens The Gardens at Tapeley Park are a magical balance of nature and nurture. From the formal terraces to the natural grace of the Lake, it feeds the spirit and cleanses the heart of all who see it and experience its beauty. With thoughtful woodland walks, abundant organic vegetable gardens and surprising animal encounters, a day at Tapeley Park is truly a day to remember.
St Marychurch Rd,
Newton Abbot,
TQ12 4SE
Plant World Garden Centre is one of the floral delights of Devon. The Garden is laid out to represent the five continents of the world. Our inspirational gardens contain countless rare and exotic plants seldom seen outside their native lands.
EX16 7RQ
Knightshayes Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale with acres of glorious gardens and parkland, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is the complete country gentleman's dream.
Buckland Monachorum,
PL20 7LQ
The Garden House , a garden steeped in history set in a tranquil Devon valley. The 8 -acre garden is several gardens in one, from the beautiful Walled Garden surrounding the ruins of Buckland's medieval vicarage to the more recently created areas in the Long Walk. Discover hidden treasures along its countless pathways and enjoy the sights, fragrances and abundance of plants on display.
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