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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
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Lovely growth

We returned to this lovely garden to see how the jubilee arboretum had developed, and like the rest of the place it was superb. The acer glade was outstanding and there were still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We returned to this lovely garden to see how the jubilee arboretum had developed, and like the rest of the place it was superb. The acer glade was outstanding and there were still poppies, autumn crocuses and vibrant dahlias in good bloom. There is such tranquility in this small but enthralling garden. The addition of slightly less step paths has... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a misty September morning but even in light drizzle these gardens were delightful and as the sun came out things got better and better. The gardens are not huge, about 8 acres, I think but the variation in levels and plantings makes every step a pleasure. Even in September so many flowers were in bloom and the... More 

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Brixham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A slightly wrong turning on our way to somewhere else took us past the entrance to the Garden House so we decided to take a quick look and have a coffee before continuing our journey.........how wrong was that! A few hours later with a delicious lunch included, has ensured that this has moved to the top of the list as... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we caught it on a warm sunny early September day - full of colour with a hint of autumn tones to come. it was glorious although the strength of planting and structure should give the garden year long appeal. the highlight is the walled garden. plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the planting and tranquility. the tea room had... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited with my family while on holiday from Australia and we found the Garden House delightful. The formal gardens were beautiful, set around some old buildings and the walks were easy to manage with a pushchair and a preschooler. My niece enjoyed finding the 'hidden' animals as we walked around and was thrilled to see Mr McGregor doing some... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this for the first time this year even though my family and I have lived in Tavistock for over a year. It is so beautiful with an amazing amount of different flowers and trees. The acer glade has more varieties than I have seen before, the walled garden and ruins are romantic and the lake and meadows are... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovley place. It was raining and we just popped in for a cuppa and a scone and cream which was very nice Lovely staff . Definitely going back to look at the most beautiful gardens on a better day

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant day. A very diverse garden with something for every one most months of the year. Clearly May, June & July are the most spectacular starting with Azaleas and Rhododendron's . Well laid out with lots of resting areas (including Resteraunt for lunch and afternoon teas) very interesting and restful

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a gorgeous garden and a must for flower lovers, there are wild subtle planting areas and a walled garden full of hot tropical colours, a lake, woodland and lovely views everywhere you look I would highly recommend this one to garden and nature lovers.

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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.

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