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The Garden House

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Address: Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
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+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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Really lovely garden

A lovely garden and, due to the large number of acers, autumn is the perfect time for us to visit - other times are great as there are lovely walled gardens and lots of other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 12, 2017
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

A lovely garden and, due to the large number of acers, autumn is the perfect time for us to visit - other times are great as there are lovely walled gardens and lots of other plant. The cafe also serves some really nice food. It is a bit pricey but not overly so. If you like gardens then this must... More 

Thank peterindevon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful garden which boasts some exceptional plantings and views. There is a tea room and plant sales area. I come here very often and always find something new to enjoy. Staff friendly and helpful

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The gardens will soon be closed for the winter and this is a great place to visit at any time of the year. Today (at the end of October) there were still flowers and plants to admire and especially the colours of the Acers.

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Cornwall UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Have visited lots of times with and without children and always something new to discover any time of year for the plant enthusiast. The tea shop is lovely too for home cooked food.

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Well, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A beautiful garden, full of interest and autumn colour. Very good cafe serving light meals. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

first time to visit.what stunning garden.would love to see the garden in the summer,but even as late as October well worth seeing

Thank Enid M
South Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

A really beautiful place,a lovely find, something different round each corner,sit and take in the tranquil atmosphere!! Just beautiful gardens!! Had a really lovely lunch in the cafe on the terrace what could be better!!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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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