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The Garden House

Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
+44 1822 854769
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We came across this garden by chance and decided to look round. Usually we stick with NT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valerie P
What a lovely spot

A real pleasure to wander around this interesting garden. Numerous hidden corners and tempting... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
+44 1822 854769
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this garden by chance and decided to look round. Usually we stick with NT properties. It was the end of October so not many flowers but the trees were very pretty with their Autumn colours. If passing this way in the spring/summer...More

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A real pleasure to wander around this interesting garden. Numerous hidden corners and tempting pathways to explore. Plenty of seats scattered around. Although we visited in late October by which time most of the flowers had finished, there was still enough Autumn blooms and shrubbery...More

Thank EssexSwallow
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A nice garden just outside Tavistock, extended with a new tree walk, down to a small picturesque pool. One of the best walled gardens i've ever seen, which was extremely well maintained. Probably not the best time to visit the main gardens ( late summer),...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Lovely garden. Able to use our RHS pass on the Friday. Shop for plants. Tea room very nice and good service

Thank Nick L
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The most beautiful garden I have ever visited, you can lose yourself for hours meandering around the winding pathways. Planted up in different sections there is always something new to see around the corner. Looking forward to visiting again in another season to see even...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a garden which is not overly formal and which enables you to absorb ideas and inspiration in regard to your own gardening efforts. The lush plantings and plant associations are outstanding and the various themes in different parts of the garden and woodlands...More

Thank LombardLondon_UK
Reviewed 6 September 2017

this is a lovely garden to visit with lots to see in a relaxed atmosphere. Interesting plants to see and buy and a lovely café which serves light lunches and tea, cake and scones. we go every time we visit the west country.

Thank elizabeth l
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Arrived on a glorious morning, and was so impressed! The map that guides you around the gardens is so useful, meaning that you don't miss a thing! It is a tranquil place, and plenty of seating areas to stop and admire the garden's beauty. The...More

Thank 573annie
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A perfect time of year to visit! The borders are vibrating with beautiful colour. What a treat and such skilful planting. The buildings and lovely walls set off the huge variety of trees and plants. The plants are in wonderful condition and everything looks healthy...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours. The staff at the gate are very helpful and offer you a free map of the gardens. All beautifully kept and many plants have the name on a small plaque which we found very useful as novice gardens. Didn't go...More

1  Thank Alison W
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Jeff F
15 May 2017|
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Response from shelster2016 | Reviewed this property |
I had a cream tea today with 2 others and not badly priced either
Jeff F
15 May 2017|
Response from Sophie P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a cafe which serves breakfasts as well as hot and cold lunches and cream teas
16 September 2016|
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Response from VJ_Spencer | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but not pricey. If you are a rhs member it's free entry on a Friday