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Stone Lane Gardens

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Address: Stone Farm, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8JU, England
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+44 1647 231311
14:00 - 18:00
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An enchanting 5-acre woodland garden on the edge of the Dartmoor National...

An enchanting 5-acre woodland garden on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, famous for National Collections of Birch trees and Alder trees and the annual ‘Mythic Garden’ sculpture exhibition. Winner of the Gardener’s World magazine ‘Gardens to Visit SW’ award 2010.

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Great group visit

Something completely different. Come and enjoy the lovely Birch and Alder trees, the naturalistic planting, the peace and quiet, and the statues which are such a lovely part of... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Something completely different. Come and enjoy the lovely Birch and Alder trees, the naturalistic planting, the peace and quiet, and the statues which are such a lovely part of this garden. Though "garden" is hardly the right word. Perhaps woodland experience is better. We visited as a group and were made so welcome. The garden manager took us around and... More 

Thank pamelak228
Staplecross, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

A lovely morning spent wandering through the beautifully overgrown gardens. The family had fun discovering and identifying the artworks hidden in the undergrowth but I especially appreciated the wealth of birch and alder from all over the world. You can even buy them on mail order.

Thank andymathias48
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I visited last Friday with my Farther on a family visit, and we were pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem. We don't come from far away and frequently visit Castle Drogo, so I'm not sure why we haven't popped in before, but certainly will do again. The garden is just as noteworthy as the inspirational sculpture, hosting the National collection... More 

Thank Josie B
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69 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

If visiting Castle Drogo or Fingle Bridge be sure to keep an eye open for the signs to Stone Lane Gardens. They are not large and are partly hidden in a hedge but the lane to the gardens is off the road from Fingle Bridge towards Castle Drogo. Not a massive place and certainly not commercial but one filled with... More 

Thank Sandie A
isle of wight
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47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were really looking forward to our visit to Stone Lane Gardens and we were not disappointed. It was a bit hair-raising negotiating the narrow lanes, but well worth it. The gardens are set into a gentle hillside with meandering paths and a wealth of plants and trees. Interspersed with all this beauty are numerous sculptures, sensitively placed to enhance... More 

Thank LastChristmas
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130 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Loved it! Well worth the £6 per adult entrance. Over 100 outdoor sculptures and artworks for sale dotted around an amazing National Collection of Beech trees with their different coloured barks. Art is subjective so of course I thought some pieces were terrible and others were pure genius. The one standout piece for me was a wicker hide at £600... More 

Thank lobstermadboy
Okehampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Been here before, so I knew what to expect. Stone Lane Arboretum is a beautiful endevour by a very hard working and devoted couple who have spent the last 30 years or more tending to this amazing corner of Devon country side. Sadly one half of this couple is no longer with us, which adds a poignancy to the walk.... More 

1 Thank JaasPar
Kettering, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We visited in April having picked up a leaflet from one of the tourist information offices, which promised an inspiring visit. It was anything but – nothing was out just bare trees and dormant plants in the garden. If it is advertised as open there should be something to see, the garden at our accommodation had much more to see... More 

Thank Thecatsmum4
P_Bartl, Manager at Stone Lane Gardens, responded to this review

We never want to have a disappointed visitor. Our aim is that everyone enjoys the garden. In winter our garden is all about the trees. And I am afraid that this year the Spring seems to be a long time coming, especially at the altitude of our garden (700 feet). Whilst there are some spring bulbs, hellebores and one species... More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

A very special place worth visiting at all times of the year I'm sure. The specimen trees and walks are delightful. Very tempted to make an appointment to be advised and buy a tree.

Thank Susan M
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We visited on a windy, chilly, wet and wild day in February, we had the place to ourselves which made it more special. Walk slowly and look all around as the trees are so varied. The sculptures made for hidden treasures amongst the bark and when the sun did pop out it lit up the tiny winter flowers....we are not... More 

1 Thank Halo71
P_Bartl, Manager at Stone Lane Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. I would just like to briefly highlight the admission charge. £6 may feel a little steep, as we do not have all the facilities of a large garden. However, as a charity devoted to the conservation of this unique collection of Birch and Alder trees, we need to charge this amount to meet the... More 

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