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Plant World Gardens

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Nice stop off

We stopped off for a drink, cake and walk around the garden centre, not the gardens,. Lovely tea... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
chubchubbanana
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Lovely

We found this little gem after trying to get through traffic at the near by roundabout . Ending up... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
totty01
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Southern Wales, 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...more
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St. Marychurch Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4SE, England
+44 1803 872939
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Reviewed 12 January 2019

Although it's closed a this time of year , we regularly visit ( we live locally) , mostly using the cafe and sometimes walking around the garden. You'll find a selection of unusual plants growing and for sale, also the views are stunning. A seed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alberturner
Ray B, Owner at Plant World Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

May thanks for your kind report! We open again at Easter and are busy tidying up the gardens after what has been (up to now....January!) a very mild winter. The camellias are all budding up and should be a splendid sight by then! Best wishes...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very interesting, but challenging to the disabled. There are an easier route, but still a challenge. However the cafe is excellent with food for Gluten free people, and for others light snacks and lovely cakes. They have a section for buying plants and flowers

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We happened upon Plant World during our recent stay at Shaldon. Even though it is the end of the season the garden centre still had some ineresting plants for sale. The walk around the various gardens was very pleasant and the views of the surrounding...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ray B, Owner at Plant World Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Dear Helen. Thank you so much for your kind comments. Although we close in a few weeks we are doing our best to still make it neat and tidy as best we can on top of this exposed windy hillside.Then we spend the winter selling...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

pop in here with other half as she love gardening as we walk round did not had much there and by look things think need lots work done to it we never going there againMore

Date of experience: October 2017
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Ray B, Owner at Plant World Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

To "RobW", I accept that I am supposed to be polite and say sorry....but I cannot really thank you for your cruelly-inaccurate, garbled and ill-written report, and I am wondering if you actually really did visit us here at Plant World Gardens.....Or perhaps you are...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Had picked up the usual Devon attractions leaflet and felt that this would probably be one of the last places we would visit, seeing as we are not terribly keen gardeners and are not "into" plants etc. However, we thought we would check it out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ray B, Owner at Plant World Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Dear Sonia Thank you so much for your kind, generous, and incredibly detailed report. We all truly appreciate comments like this after a hard summer's work. The gardens are now not looking their best after the double whammy of Arctic weather, and then a heatwave...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We stopped off for a drink, cake and walk around the garden centre, not the gardens,. Lovely tea, coffee and cake and the waitress was super lovely. It is all dog friendly so that is great too. The selection of plants is really good with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This was a lovely afternoon well spent. Beautiful gardens, well mapped out with great little interactive things along the way for kids (and adults too 😉). Very dog friendly - I felt so welcomed with my Dog which can often be a big game changer....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We found this little gem after trying to get through traffic at the near by roundabout . Ending up missing the superstore turn and going towards the sign advertising plant world . It was a bit further up the lane than we expected but when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We have lived locally for ten years and only called in today almost by chance. What a delightful find right on our doorstep. Beautiful views and a winning English eccentricity about the garden with its ‘world’ layout. Ideal good value outing for a family with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

It's nice to see a proper nursery where the plants have been raised on site, and to be able to take away planting ideas to borrow at home. I just hope the plants I've chosen will survive up north when we return home. It was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Pam L
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Response from Ray B | Property representative |
Hi Pam. Yes! We all love dogs here and have two of our own here too. Best wishes Ray
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davidRustington
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Hello, I am sorry for the delay....Entry tickets to the gardens are £3 each, kids go free. If you ask at the till you can get a £10 season ticket for £3 as the gardens are looking somewhat burned sadly, but still lots to... More
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