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Address: Dartmoor National Park, Exeter, England
Phone Number: 01647 231311
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Secret Garden

We found this lovely secret garden on Tripadvisor as it was close to home and we could take an elderly aunt with us so she could get a little air. What a lovely surprise and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Jgmg17
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We first visited Stone Lane I the early 80s when the arboretum was in its infancy. We subsequently populated our own garden with many alders and birches from Stone Lane. We happened to visit on the first day of the annual (24th) sculpture show only to learn that June Ashburner had tragically passed away the previous evening. But what a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Visited again after a few years absence. Quite disappointed with our last visit. Not very impressed with the sculptures though the varieties of silver birch are stunning.

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Thank JeanmC1447KY
Newport,UK
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We visited at the end of October when to be honest the garden is looking a bit run down and nothing like the pictures on their promotional leaflet or on this site. Probably better in the summer months when presumably there are more plants and sculptures to see. I did feel the entrance fee ( left in an honesty bowl!)... More 

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1 Thank lisalufc
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We found this lovely secret garden on Tripadvisor as it was close to home and we could take an elderly aunt with us so she could get a little air. What a lovely surprise and enhanced by the beautiful sculptures and art work being exhibited around the grounds. It was very quiet and peaceful but the selection of trees was... More 

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1 Thank Jgmg17
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

To see all the Sculptures was amazing, our grandchildren would have loved this as much as we have, well worth a visit for the day

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1 Thank Robert W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stone Lane gardens is an unexpected delight. After walking through a small birch plantation and farm you enter the sculpture gardens and a series of unusual, beautiful and downright odd encounters ensue. As you wander round the lovely garden, among the plants and trees and in clearings are sculptures, carvings and metal objects from shoebox size to larger than life.... More 

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3 Thank Kerry C
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place is a brilliant small arboretum, with the added attraction of sculptures dotted about. There are also geese and chickens. If you love small trees especially with lovely bark you'll love this place

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2 Thank carole m
Devon
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Have been here several times and at different times of the year. Always a lovely place to spend your time, well worth the trip if you want somewhere peaceful with great sculptures and art

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3 Thank kdwuk
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We made the trip from Cornwall to visit nearby Chagford and Castle Drogo and I noticed this on the map. I'm so glad that we decided to investigate. The gardens are approached up a narrow country lane (and I'm used to Cornish lanes) and the set up is neither polished nor commercial. However, the sculptures are amazing. The gardens are... More 

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3 Thank Tracy O
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This quiet woodland garden is well worth a visit if you are in the area (e.g. visiting Castle Drogo). A fairly small area of open woodland with interesting underplanting and ponds. There is also some artwork, mainly consisting of slightly tacky giant flowers but a few nicer pieces - make sure you pick up an art guide as well as... More 

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