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The Garden House

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Address: Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
Phone Number:
+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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Meandering paths through three dimensional gardens

The gardens were constructed into hillsides and creeks, and even a quarry, with paths winding through the gardens bathed in colour. One of the most interesting gardens I have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William K
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were constructed into hillsides and creeks, and even a quarry, with paths winding through the gardens bathed in colour. One of the most interesting gardens I have visited.

Thank William K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today the gardens were lovely with the Azaleas and Rhododendrons coming into flower. We came away with several ideas for our own garden. The tea rooms were lovely we had tea and cake on arrival then the Devon pasties for lunch they were really nice. If only we lived in Devon we would have visited several times in the... More 

Thank Lovetravelling757
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the finest gardens we have visited. We were luck to go at the time of year to see the massive magnolias and camilia's out in full bloom. A great mix of plants from the Acer area to the walled garden. The Garden House Tearoom worth a visit good food at reasonable prices and overlooking the garden. Plants were... More 

Thank angelastocks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to run free. Nice cakes in cafe. Make sure a dry day to enjoy the most. Good carpark and also sells plants etc.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a picturesque garden what ever time of the year you visit, if you are a keen photographer this is the place with a different view around each corner,but also if you like flowers, trees & shrubs this Garden house has it all. There is also a cafe with lots of food choices and delicious cakes. The staff are very... More 

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are local to the garden house and visit once a year on different seasons. My elderly mother was staying so visited on a lovely sunny warm day. It's an easy walk around the garden for all ages, ours between 10 and 82. Saw lots of spring flowers which were planted in a natural setting. Also used the kids trail... More 

Thank Jandave21
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 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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Reviewed 28 December 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

Thank e89gh
Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 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.

Thank English_gardener123
Cornwall UK
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Reviewed 27 October 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.

Thank CornishPoppy72

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