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The Garden House

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Address: Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1822 854769
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Garden House is a 10 acre series of garden rooms, each planted...

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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The garden was amazing.

The garden was amazing, so colourful and beautiful. Lots to look at and great that the plants have name tags. A little hidden gem on the edge of Dartmoor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Torpoint, United Kingdom
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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The garden was amazing, so colourful and beautiful. Lots to look at and great that the plants have name tags. A little hidden gem on the edge of Dartmoor.

Thank feeseyjt
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four of us thought we would have lunch at the Garden House and then look around the garden which was, as always, absolutely gorgeous. The staff in the tearoom seemed overwhelmed, even though it was only half full, and everything took a very long time. I had soup which didn't taste of anything at all. I couldn't have told you... More 

Thank Susan M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful garden. Peaceful and relaxing. Very good staff in the tea room. Excellent food. Lovely day out and great value for money.

Thank Rory R
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw a flyer, and visited the garden for a quick visit, even though overcast and at times raining, but still so colourful. Definitely worth taking a camera lovely views in the garden and down in the distance to the church below. I stayed nearly 2 1/2 hours. The garden is large and very varied, I visited in mid June, had... More 

Thank Linda D
Lee on the Solent
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous garden to visit, so much crammed into lots of different levels and areas. It's a cottage garden lovers heaven with so many plants and all very well labelled. Some beautiful mature trees form an excellent backdrop. We had tea and scones in the pretty cafe which were delightfully yummy and very good value. this is possibly... More 

Thank Annie-Hart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After all the straight lines and immaculate lawns of RHS Rosemoor The Garden House was a pleasant change. 10 acres of beautiful plants intersected with meandering paths and points of interest such as miniature standings stones, sun traps, Acer groves, streams and more. Wildlife abounds especially at the lake where dragon and damsel flies are aplenty. Lots of benches to... More 

Thank VJ_Spencer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, the gardens are kept immaculate. We had a cream tea whilst visiting and it was very good.

Thank Karen C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Garden House is situated just outside of Plymouth at Buckland on Dartmoor which is a 20 minute drive from Plymouth city centre. There is a bus and its well worth a visit for all the family. The gardens are beautiful and the tea room serve a variety of food , lunches, cream teas etc. There is also a shop... More 

Thank pippa599
Irby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A large group of enthusiastic gardeners visited The Garden House at the end of June. Such a feast of wild flowers and natural planting, no-one was disappointed. A pleasure to roam anywhere we chose and find the hidden places and sculptures.

Thank AnneForshaw
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Oh my where do I begin. We visited on a beautiful sunny day. The garden or should I say gardens are absolutely beautiful and peaceful listening to birds singing butterflies are plenty and bees busy pollenating. Paths can be narrow in places but there are plenty of areas that are accessible by wheelchair. Dogs not allowed unless guide dogs. Gardens... More 

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