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Good range of hosta with helpful advice

In the village of Sticklepath, little east of Okehampton, with plenty of off-road parking. A good... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
Beautiful gardens

Visited here with the family and spent a good hour looking around. Their grounds are absolutely... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 Feb 2017
“Good range of hosta with helpful advice”
12 Jan 2017
“Beautiful gardens”
Bowdens Gardens host of two national collections: The National Collection of Hostas and The National Collection of Agapanthus, in a mature, restful garden. There are two additional gardens to visit within 400 yards of the main garden. All these...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Cleave House, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NL, England
+44 1837 840989
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

In the village of Sticklepath, little east of Okehampton, with plenty of off-road parking. A good range of hostas, ferns, and other such plants, most at reasonable prices. Buying presents for someone who 'knows his hosta!' we received very helpful and friendly advice, going that...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visited here with the family and spent a good hour looking around. Their grounds are absolutely beautiful and their storage canopy areas are bursting full of interesting plants. The staff were friendly and helpful allowing us all to wander around without bothering us unless we...More

Thank Mad_about_the_girl
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you love hostas and ferns you will enjoy visiting Bowdens . There are well laid out gardens where you can see many varieties of hosta in their natural state . There is a large and varied collection of hostas and ferns to purchase on...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

A family-run award-winning business with a ROYAL WARRANT, located in the west Devon village of Sticklepath. A tranquil place with woodland areas, a welcome place to sit and just be. Superb variety of hosta plants, plus gorgeous herb plants in coir pots that go straight...More

1  Thank GillThornton
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Had a wonderful time visiting this award winning nursery and its national collection of hosta's - all these are in magnificent condition which is testament to the hard work of the staff. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to giving advice...More

Thank JasonMux
Reviewed 17 July 2015

A lovely garden of hostas (with other plants) to inspire and tempt you to buy from the sales area. Lovely, keen staff who really know their stuff.

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