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The Garden House

Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
+44 1822 854769
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Great gardens worth a visit

Spent a lovely few hours. The staff at the gate are very helpful and offer you a free map of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alison W
via mobile
Gorgeous Gardens and Super Plant Shop

Never visited but decided to go specifically for summer colour. Not disappointed! What lovely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christchurch, 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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
+44 1822 854769
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours. The staff at the gate are very helpful and offer you a free map of the gardens. All beautifully kept and many plants have the name on a small plaque which we found very useful as novice gardens. Didn't go...More

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Never visited but decided to go specifically for summer colour. Not disappointed! What lovely gardens, laid out so you can meander through the plants and take in the great views. So much to see and the gardeners were friendly and informative. We stopped for lunch...More

Thank IanandGilly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of the best gardens in the UK. From an extensive range of unusual snowdrops, bulbs and spring flowering specimen plants; through lovely summer flower beds and meadow planting to the fantastic autumn colours of the mature acer glade, there's lots of interest and...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the loveliest gardens I have ever visited. Beautifully maintained but not over manicured and with no feeling of being institutionalized. Much quieter than a NT garden and with a different ethos. For the knowledgeable gardener there was much of interest. The Georgian house...More

Thank gardener418
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and myself went here for lunch, as it was a rainy day and we didnt want to go too far afield, and what a lovely time we had. There was a good selection of good food, ie quiches, ploughmans, pies, salads, etc. Excellent...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I popped in knowing nothing about these gardens and simply in search of a quick lunch in nice surroundings en route somewhere else. I am so glad I actually stayed on to look round. The gardens are simply beautiful, and very varied, and also of...More

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here several times before. Beautifully planted. Quite a few named plants. Several magnificent Cornus Controversa, along with many other stunning trees and shrubs. Lovely to walk round. Tea rooms are friendly and food good. Gluten free available for Coeliacs.

Thank Pauline E
Reviewed 8 July 2017

If you judge a garden by how many smiles you see then the Garden House is award winning, staff, volunteers and visitors all have broad smiles and time to chat. This garden set deep in the beautiful Devon countryside is small and perfectly formed. There...More

1  Thank Buggsi
Reviewed 6 July 2017

In just 10 acres, you will find the Summer Garden, Cottage Garden, Rhododendron Walk, the Bulb Meadow and Walled Garden just to name a few. The start is from a lovely house and it’s grass lawn. The cottage gives a nice contrast to the gardens....More

1  Thank TwoT0Travel
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We recently returned from a 2 week garden lovers' trip to England, concentrating on Devon and Cornwall. Saw many famous gardens but this one really stood out. Smaller than some but what a stunner. First walk through lawn, summer garden, cottage garden, long walk and...More

Thank sally9242014
Jo S, Public Relations Manager at The Garden House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you Sally. It's lovely to read how much you enjoyed the garden. Thank you for recommending us - see you again!

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Jeff F
14 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
Jeff F
14 May 2017|
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
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