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Plant World Gardens

St. Marychurch Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4SE, England
+44 1803 872939
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Regular visit to see the new plants,

A great place to visit jus outside Newton abbot,the plants and trees are absolutely brilliant this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony N
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
A Hidden Treasure

Gardens of the World - amazing collection of unusual plants from all over the world. It must have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sue c
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Plant World's four acres of landscaped hilltop gardens representing each of the five continents has been called Devon's 'little outdoor Eden' and has featured on national TV.Rare exotic plants can be bought in the plant nursery. Parking, picnic area and nursery entry are all free whilst a modest garden entry charge is made for adults. The modern café serving light lunches, home-made cakes and espresso coffee has absolutely fantastic panoramic views. Open April-September inc.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“unusual plants” (12 reviews)
“teign estuary” (5 reviews)
“for sale” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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St. Marychurch Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4SE, England
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+44 1803 872939
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit jus outside Newton abbot,the plants and trees are absolutely brilliant this time of year,the small cafe and balcony give a great view of the country side,worth a visit you won't be disappointed. Anthony n

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gardens of the World - amazing collection of unusual plants from all over the world. It must have its own eco climate - because anything appears to grow in this beautiful 4 acre landscape - especially rare & exotic species. Very cleverly laid out, move...More

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Ray B, Owner at Plant World Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed for your kind remarks. The gardens have taken me 32 years to finish off (and although I retired some time ago have nearly finished me off!... ) It's been an unusually severe winter, and we've lost lots of old friends...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely couple of hours here today especially as the weather was very good. It is only a small garden, but I still felt the £3 entrance fee (which also included a season ticket as a special offer)was OK as the gardens were very...More

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Ray B, Owner at Plant World Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing about us and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. We are not a large garden centre, just a 2 acre garden (32 years old now!) with a plant nursery, and a tea rooms with a pretty view, and in fact all...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After reviewing the web site scheduled a special trip to visit the nursery. A splendid location close to Newton Abbot with plenty of parking. However compared with other local nurseries the plant selection was in our view a bit disappointing so we opted to visit...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Always nice to come across an independent nursery where you can tell people care about what they do. Lovely tea room where we had an excellent cream tea. We purchased geraniums to put outside our caravan and will be back again to buy some perennials...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Easy to miss and drive by. But should you lover good food in the cafe. beautiful views of the Devon Countryside. And beautiful plants and trees and shrubs you can purchase and take home with you. plenty of free parking and is dog friendly too....More

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Ray B, Owner at Plant World Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you very much indeed. It's been a hard winter, and we've worked hard to tidy up but at last the gardens are looking lovely. Our new car park and picnic tables are both now in place so visitors can at last enjoy one of...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I have always thought about calling in here to see the different plants they have that is different to all other garden centres. Then came the crunch the café and the nursery are free BUT IF YOU WISH TO VISIT THE GARDEN CENTRE PAY £3...More

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Ray B, Owner at Plant World Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

I cannot thank you for your unpleasant comments. I feel very sorry....for us....that you did not care to read the actual facts about my gardens and lovely plant centre. I also have a sneaking suspicion who you are, and do not appreciate your unkind, undeserved...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Worth a visit but very steep in places and not suitable wheelchairs etc. There is a cafe on site with stunning veiws. There is a plant sale area where you can buy exotic plants and seeds.More

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Ray B, Owner at Plant World Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi Carole, Thank you for your comments. Yes, we are really high up here on top of just about the highest hill between Newton Abbot and Torquay. There are lots of steps in some of the gardens but this is more than compensated for by...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Ventured out for a mooch around the plants with the family. Down came the rain so stayed inside for afternoon tea. Nicely presented but not busy! A little off the beaten track

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We spent a couple of hours. The 'gardens of the world' were lovely to walk around and quite amusing, probably good for children. Good fun The plants for sale were great. The tea cake and coffee were lovely Highly recommended The actual gardens and centre...More

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Audrey B
23 October 2017|
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Response from Ray B | Property representative |
Hi, All of our seeds are for sale the whole year round on our website. Just google Plant World Seeds for our website address If you have any problems just call 01803 872939 and you can place an order over the... More
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williamsbear
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Response from Sandie A | Reviewed this property |
Hi - They specialise in plants from all over the world and certainly have quite a few specimens available but their main sales are from seeds. Over 3,000 varieties many quite rare. This applies to whether you want flowers... More
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