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The Garden House

Address: Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1822 854769
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Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Yelverton
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A lovely afternoon out looking for scarecrows :) followed by afternoon tea, it was very very nice! Took plenty of photos and had a lovely stroll around the gardens. We have eaten in the restaurant/cafe before their food is most excellent specially the cakes :)

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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A lovely garden at any time of year. Plants well labelled. Tea room with fantastic cakes and a wide range of food & drink. The only thing I disliked were animal garden ornaments in various places around the garden, looked very twee and bad taste.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

These gardens were larger than I had expected You need to allow 2-3 hrs to see the total garden My favorite was the walled garden The gardens have some steep steps with no hand rails so access may be restricted to some people I agree with other reviewers that the cafe is rather expensive which is a pity but assume... More 

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

beautifully varied and maintained garden - stunning plants and flowers, with a lovely tea shop (served crab at lunch)

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Horsham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Blessed with pleasant weather for this visit. We hit the Tea Room for lunch first and were impressed by the vast improvement in the service since our visit a couple of months earlier, the food was ample and well presented. The gardens again provided interest at every turn. The wild flower meadow was no longer as striking ,which was of... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I thorough enjoyed my recent visit to The Garden House. The gardens are very peaceful and relaxing to meander through and the walled garden looks especially good at this time of year. The Scarecrow festival was taking place when we visited and we thought that was really good. Clearly lots (50+) local businesses had put in a lot of time... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wet to visit the scarecrow event with friends who had 3 children, we all enjoyed the event finding all of the scarecrows and looking around the gardens. ( not normally our 'cup of tea') we stopped at the tea house for drinks & ice creams. Couldn't fault the service. A good two hours entertainment and something different.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Excited by the promise of amazing scarecrows, we were disappointed to find that the majority of scarecrows were merely advertisements for local businesess. Very little time and effort had gone into their making with the odd exception. The gardens needed attention and having paid £28 for 4 adults to get in we felt this was not value for money. Furthermore... More 

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Faversham, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were staying in the old village school in Buckland Monochoram and The Garden House was 3 minutes away. It was a wonderful outing for enthusiastic gardeners and keen photographers. Hydrangeas are synonymous with the West Country and the beautiful varieties in this lovely garden were amazing. It was the perfect place to take the 80+ member of our party... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

First and Foremost this is a garden! Having read some of the other reviews trashing the tea room I feel that these people must have forgotten that they where visiting a garden! We came to Devon/Cornwall this year for a summer holiday planning on doing the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project and stumbled upon this little gem and... More 

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