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The Garden House

Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
+44 1822 854769
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Visited by HRH Countess of Wessex, wonderful views of garden and cake heaven..

This is a beautiful hidden garden with views of Sir Francis Drakes' Buckland Abbey in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
giles41
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Roslyn Heights, New York
Mother's Day treat

Not the best of days (pouring with rain); or the best time of the year but still enjoyed walking... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
deputy2014
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Somerset, 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%
  • 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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"delicious lunch"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hidden garden with views of Sir Francis Drakes' Buckland Abbey in the distance.. The HRH Countess of Wessex dedicated the Jubilee Arboretum in 2013 and the garden and it's lovely house are well worth the visit. We had a delicious lunch...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Not the best of days (pouring with rain); or the best time of the year but still enjoyed walking around these gardens. Tucked away paths; ruins; meadows; lawns; shrubberies; lakes; ponds and a tower! All on different levels with plenty of seating and shelters when...More

Thank deputy2014
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Jo S, Marketing & PR at The Garden House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. What a wet weekend it was!

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is a world class garden, hidden away and quite hard to find, but well worth the effort to discover it. Really well maintained with a leading head gardener.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Love,this garden house. They not only have a fantastic view. But the tea rooms now serve Sunday lunch. Good portions,small and large,generous amount of veggies for the people at table. This has to be one to visit,good food and fabulous scenery.

Thank maria154mr
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

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

1  Thank Valerie P
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Reviewed 24 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
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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
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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
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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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