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The Garden House

Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
+44 1822 854769
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Delightful Devon at its very best!

If you judge a garden by how many smiles you see then the Garden House is award winning, staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buggsi
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Well Designed

In just 10 acres, you will find the Summer Garden, Cottage Garden, Rhododendron Walk, the Bulb... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TwoT0Travel
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New Jersey, USA
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The Garden House is a 10 acre series of garden rooms, each planted differently, for seasonal interest. Visitors love the planting styles, 16th century ruins, bright colours and far reaching views over wild flower meadows. Children can roam free and find hidden corners and explore trails and trees. It is a wonderful place for garden enthusiasts, walkers and family visits. The tea room in the main house is renowned for freshly made treats and light lunches. A healthier options menu is very popular. Plants sold onsite at our well stocked plant centre are often propagated from the garden, so you will find interesting and unusual varieties that aren't commonly available elsewhere.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
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+44 1822 854769
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you judge a garden by how many smiles you see then the Garden House is award winning, staff, volunteers and visitors all have broad smiles and time to chat. This garden set deep in the beautiful Devon countryside is small and perfectly formed. There...More

1  Thank Buggsi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In just 10 acres, you will find the Summer Garden, Cottage Garden, Rhododendron Walk, the Bulb Meadow and Walled Garden just to name a few. The start is from a lovely house and it’s grass lawn. The cottage gives a nice contrast to the gardens....More

1  Thank TwoT0Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently returned from a 2 week garden lovers' trip to England, concentrating on Devon and Cornwall. Saw many famous gardens but this one really stood out. Smaller than some but what a stunner. First walk through lawn, summer garden, cottage garden, long walk and...More

Thank sally9242014
Jo S, Public Relations Manager at The Garden House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sally. It's lovely to read how much you enjoyed the garden. Thank you for recommending us - see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just love this garden and even in the pouring rain in did not disappoint. If you love gardening you just must visit this garden. A plantsman garden of sheer delight

Thank tinaTruroCornwall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another very enjoyable visit to The Garden House. We live over 200 miles away and only manage to visit once or twice a year (which we have been going for nearly 25 years!). Every year we visit it improves which is a feat itself as...More

1  Thank BOBOK777
Jo S, Public Relations Manager at The Garden House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Gosh thank you. In 25 years at a 400 mile round trip once or twice or a year you have just about been around the world to see us by now! Thank you for the review. It's really good to have help getting our garden...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We'd been here 4 years ago in September and as we were visiting Plymouth with a friend we took her to this marvellous garden. It didn't disappoint , being earlier in the year there were different plants in flower. The whole layout and atmosphere was...More

Thank AndyK390
Jo S, Public Relations Manager at The Garden House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. Magical - we'll always enjoy any review with magic in it! Seriously though, the gardeners work really hard and in the four years since you were last here there have been many barrows of mulch and plenty of hard labour. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Not been before. One of, if not the best garden to visit. Different to the usual spring gardens of the National Trust we often visit. Well worth the trip. Beautifully laid out and interesting planting.

1  Thank Graham C
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This has to be one of the best gardens we have visited. Although it rained all day we still thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There are lakes streams gazebos quiet areas loads of colour which was highlighted by the rain. We looked around the garden had...More

Thank 861caroline
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This garden is not huge - 10 acres from memory - but is full to the brim with floral delights plus has some enviable views over the surrounding countryside. The highlight for me is the informal Summer garden which is so full of blooms I...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Probably the best cream tea you'll ever eat in Devon! Quality jam to top your thick clotted cream on freshly baked fruit or plain scones. The lunch menu too was simple and served by very friendly and attentive staff. A real find if you're out...More

1  Thank Andrew R
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Jeff F
15 May 2017|
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Response from shelster2016 | Reviewed this property |
I had a cream tea today with 2 others and not badly priced either
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Jeff F
15 May 2017|
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Response from Sophie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a cafe which serves breakfasts as well as hot and cold lunches and cream teas
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Rica786
16 September 2016|
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Response from VJ_Spencer | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but not pricey. If you are a rhs member it's free entry on a Friday
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