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The Garden House

Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
+44 1822 854769
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A gorgeous oasis

A beautiful 10 acre garden on Dartmoor with a fabulous tea room offering home cooked food of a very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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What a GEM to find only a couple of miles from our Yelverton hotel. The set out of the garden is amazing.

Amazing how this garden is set out in a few acres, As you walk around the mood changes with every... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
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+44 1822 854769
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful 10 acre garden on Dartmoor with a fabulous tea room offering home cooked food of a very good standard The gardens are stunning from Easter through to September Peace and tranquillity

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing how this garden is set out in a few acres, As you walk around the mood changes with every turn from flowers to shrubs to trees also some soft water features. The Acer area is planted by someone with great vision with the shapes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of different gardens to explore little winding paths beautiful flowers shrubs different designs places to sit and contimplat has a lovely feel to the place I live locally I recommend it to my friends I love visiting and the cream teas and cakes are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and me visited the garden house today, I had an rhs membership card so entry was free for myself and I had to pay for the wife which was very reasonable. After picking up the site map which was very easy to follow...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place with a subtle mix of wildness in the cottage and summer gardens and formality in the walled garden.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing family fun-filled day we had at this hidden gem! The Garden House is the perfect place to visit for all generations. In our family we had grandparents, parents and three children aged 6,3 and 6 months old. On arriving at the Garden...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were nicely surprised to be offfered free entry for the two fathers in our group as it was fathers day! A very thoughtful touch. The gardens here are pretty sensational with most things well labelled. In spite of the rain we had an enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the gardens here. There are so many diverse areas in the 10 acre grounds and we had really good weather. The icing on the cake was the tea and scones at the end of our visit. Would certainly like to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If it's ok for Monty Dom on Gardeners world TV why not for us who also have dogs Would like to visit but cannot.Get out of the stone age.RHS CHATSWORTH SHOW was very proactive towards dogs.More

1  Thank Philtyke
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Jo S, Public Relations Manager at The Garden House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, a fellow dog lover! My dog often comes here but after I've walked him nearby on the moor he spends time in the shade in the car park or being fussed over by the gate 'crew'. I'm a big fan of visiting places where...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

It looks divine, but like a lot of gardens, it is not dog-friendly. Why more places don't adopt a policy of dogs on leads, stick to the paths and obviously pick up any poops I don't know. Dogs are part of the family and for...More

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Jo S, Public Relations Manager at The Garden House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello. It's a shame you've given our little charity a negative review even though you haven't visited. That's the lowest score review we've had for about two years. We love dogs here and make a point of helping out with water, shaded parking and keeping...More

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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
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Jeff F
15 May 2017|
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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
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Rica786
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
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