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“Relax and Enjoy the beauty of the gardens”

Jenkins Arboretum and Garden
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Devon
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The arboretum is small but it is a hidden gem. The main path (about a mile in length) takes you through the gardens. Even on a hot (over 95) it was an easy relaxing walk because there are some very tall trees which give you some shade if you need as well as it seemed a small but comforting natural breeze. Trees and plants are well marked as to what they are and they have a map to help guide you. If you have any questions feel free to ask the receptionist in the pavilion.
She answered questions and even stepped into the gardens to identify a plant that had no label.
You will find it both relaxing and educational and if you see a planting you would like to have in your yard, they will gladly give you the name and details about its' habits. They may even have one for sale as they offer some plants for sale and they are mostly locally grown.
Go ahead and enjoy the gardens and one of the FREE attractions still available. I would encourage thinking about giving a donation so it can remain as beautiful and clean as it currently is.

Thank GaryG668
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

While looking for directions to another destination, I spotted Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens on the map and, curious guy that I am, did an internet search. So glad that I did that! This is a beautiful, peaceful place for a quite stroll to just enjoy the plants and flowers, take an opportunity to sit on one of the many benches, as I did, take a lot of pictures. It's also a good place for some not-too-strenuous exercise. The winding paved paths will take you down a pretty good distance and then you get to work your way back to the entrance at the top of the gardens. There's a small lake with seating all around to enjoy the shade and the view. Take some water, perhaps a book and, definitely, a camera. You'll have an enjoyable, relaxing couple of hours in a lovely place.

2  Thank gdadtraveling
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This wonderful arboretum sits in the midst of a housing community, but once inside you would never know it. There are great walkways and lush greenery all around and a great pond. I think I need to go again to really appreciate all that it has to offer. I don't know if I went at the wrong time or not, because although very beautiful in all its lushness, there weren't enough blossoms for me.

Thank Debbiecj
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Bring a camera! This place is awesome to take photos!!

You'll love the nature walk around the property, it's a relatively short easy hike for all ages. As you stroll around you'll discover the wind/sound art that adorns the property. Very, very cool!

Thank OutdoorValleyForge
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

This place is like your 'ideal' back yard, green, home, friendly, warm and most importantly "in tune with nature". Bring your water bottle, book/friend and stroll through the nice, small but lovely garden. There are chairs all along the route and you may take a book break any scenery you like.

2  Thank Sunny K
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