Gardens

  • Wick Farm Gardens

    Eight acre pleasure garden around Victorian farmhouse arranged in rooms with many attractive features. Fernery, ornamental pond, borders, sculptures, oriental garden with stone bell, lake with carp. Plants in long border to attract butterflies and bees. Crocosmia, croquet lawn, tropical oasis, stone henge with sacrificial stone, arboretum with over 300 Read more [...]

  • Winsford Walled Garden

    The original garden owner’s family can be traced back to the Cornish artist Henry Bone R.A. (1755-1834), through the most famous of all Victorian Big Game hunters, Capt. F.C. Selous, friends of whom included US President Theodore Roosevelt. The gardens were a surprise discovery in February 1999 by Mike and Read more [...]

  • Rosemoor Garden (RHS)

    Set deep in the lovely North Devon countryside, RHS Garden, Rosemoor has now come of age as a garden of national importance. Lady Anne Berry gifted Rosemoor to the RHS seven years ago, since when the original eight acres have been greatly developed. To the huge range of plants collected Read more [...]

  • Plant World Gardens & Nursery

    One of the floral delights of Devon, Plant World Gardens are laid out to represent each of the five continents of the world. Inspirational gardens from around the world contain countless rare and exotic plants seldom seen outside their native lands. A large mature cottage garden and mediterranean garden completes Read more [...]

  • Overbecks (NT)

    Built in 1913, this Edwardian style house replaced an earlier property owned by the Hopkins family. George Vereker bought the house in 1911, demolished it and from 1915 until 1919 allowed the house to be used as a convalescent home for injured soldiers. The house was bought by Otto Overbeck Read more [...]

  • Marwood Hill Gardens

    The creator of the gardens was Dr James Smart, who moved to Marwood in 1949. The land that is now Marwood Hill Gardens consisted then of an old broken down walled garden and a few fruit trees. The rest of the land was pastureland with a small stream running through Read more [...]

  • Killerton (NT)

    The 8 hectare hillside garden created by John Veitch, is beautiful throughout the year, with rhododendrons, magnolias, herbaceous borders and rare trees; also an ice house and early 19th century rustic style summer-house known as ‘The Bear’s Hut.’

  • Knightshayes Court (NT)

    The garden is one of the finest in Devon and its collection represents one of the most varied in the Trust; with over 1200 plant species unique to Knightshayes and riotous seasonal colour, it’s always worth a visit. Covering an area of just over four acres, the walled kitchen garden Read more [...]

  • Holbrook Garden

    This 2 acre garden is situated on the South facing Holbrook Hill just outside Sampford Peverell, the soil is heavy clay. Early interest includes wildflower meadow plantings with cowslips and fritillaries and the woodland garden. The two acres have many innovative plantings which take inspiration from natural plant communities. Vibrant Read more [...]

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