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Address: Stone Farm, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8JU, England
Phone Number: 01647 231311
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An enchanting 5-acre woodland garden on the edge of the Dartmoor National...

An enchanting 5-acre woodland garden on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, famous for National Collections of Birch trees and Alder trees and the annual ‘Mythic Garden’ sculpture exhibition. Winner of the Gardener’s World magazine ‘Gardens to Visit SW’ award 2010.

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A Hidden Gem

If visiting Castle Drogo or Fingle Bridge be sure to keep an eye open for the signs to Stone Lane Gardens. They are not large and are partly hidden in a hedge but the lane to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sandie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If visiting Castle Drogo or Fingle Bridge be sure to keep an eye open for the signs to Stone Lane Gardens. They are not large and are partly hidden in a hedge but the lane to the gardens is off the road from Fingle Bridge towards Castle Drogo. Not a massive place and certainly not commercial but one filled with... More 

Thank Sandie A
isle of wight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking forward to our visit to Stone Lane Gardens and we were not disappointed. It was a bit hair-raising negotiating the narrow lanes, but well worth it. The gardens are set into a gentle hillside with meandering paths and a wealth of plants and trees. Interspersed with all this beauty are numerous sculptures, sensitively placed to enhance... More 

Thank LastChristmas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it! Well worth the £6 per adult entrance. Over 100 outdoor sculptures and artworks for sale dotted around an amazing National Collection of Beech trees with their different coloured barks. Art is subjective so of course I thought some pieces were terrible and others were pure genius. The one standout piece for me was a wicker hide at £600... More 

Thank lobstermadboy
Okehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Been here before, so I knew what to expect. Stone Lane Arboretum is a beautiful endevour by a very hard working and devoted couple who have spent the last 30 years or more tending to this amazing corner of Devon country side. Sadly one half of this couple is no longer with us, which adds a poignancy to the walk.... More 

1 Thank JaasPar
Kettering, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We visited in April having picked up a leaflet from one of the tourist information offices, which promised an inspiring visit. It was anything but – nothing was out just bare trees and dormant plants in the garden. If it is advertised as open there should be something to see, the garden at our accommodation had much more to see... More 

Thank BigMax123
P_Bartl, Manager at Stone Lane Gardens, responded to this review

We never want to have a disappointed visitor. Our aim is that everyone enjoys the garden. In winter our garden is all about the trees. And I am afraid that this year the Spring seems to be a long time coming, especially at the altitude of our garden (700 feet). Whilst there are some spring bulbs, hellebores and one species... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

A very special place worth visiting at all times of the year I'm sure. The specimen trees and walks are delightful. Very tempted to make an appointment to be advised and buy a tree.

Thank Susan M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

We visited on a windy, chilly, wet and wild day in February, we had the place to ourselves which made it more special. Walk slowly and look all around as the trees are so varied. The sculptures made for hidden treasures amongst the bark and when the sun did pop out it lit up the tiny winter flowers....we are not... More 

1 Thank Halo71
P_Bartl, Manager at Stone Lane Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. I would just like to briefly highlight the admission charge. £6 may feel a little steep, as we do not have all the facilities of a large garden. However, as a charity devoted to the conservation of this unique collection of Birch and Alder trees, we need to charge this amount to meet the... More 

Purton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We found this little haven just a couple of miles from our holiday house in Chagford and arrived quite late in the afternoon at the end of October. This is the smallest, least commercial arberitum you could imagine. It's as if the owners don't want any other visitors, so that you get your own private garden. If you do meet... More 

Thank Bob K
Bude, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We visited 1 week ago on a beautiful October afternoon and the trees were absolutely stunning in the Autumn sunshine. The gardens have a very natural beauty and we felt very inspired by them.

Thank Liz G
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

So peaceful amongst the Birch Alder and other trees. Beautiful barks, NOT to peel. Just enjoy. Carpets of gold copper green. A few fungi found and sculptures to view in situ.

Thank dawn l

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