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“Great gardens, shame about the cafe.”
Review of The Garden House

The Garden House
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Yelverton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Given an average rating only because the day was a bit spoilt by the cafe. Gardens wonderful as always, peaceful, well-managed, glorious views....Oh to be in England now that summertime is here. Looking forward to a nice lunch but sadly understaffed, I guess, as we had to wait fifteen minutes to have our order taken and another hour for 3 salads to be brought to the table. No apologies, or maybe a drink on the house for the delay. Not really the fault of the staff present but just not enough to cope with the demand, (midweek!).

Thank dween0
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Excellent planting, the built structures were both modern and old it was well worth going to visit and the food in the café was good.

1  Thank AnneWho
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We have just received gift membership to this garden so we went there with our sister-in-law over the late May bank holiday. The car park was very busy but seemed to be coping, it even had spaces for coach parking. The entrance procedure was quick and easy. We started off by walking down to the walled garden (we had been here many years ago so thought we knew our way around). There is more to see than we remember, two hours flew by without realising it, so many different types of gardens and so many species of plants. The view from the cottage garden looking down the valley to Buckland church is fantastic and a must if you are visiting the garden for the first time. We decided that a refreshment break was called for and headed for the tea rooms. These were quite busy but we managed to find a table on the terrace overlooking the lawns. The selection of food and drinks was very good, hot food, cold food, cakes, buns, the usual tea, coffee, soft drinks and wine were on offer. Altogether quite an enjoyable experience and the weather stayed fine as well.

3  Thank Dave8W
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

well were to start, my first visit to this garden, which was just a 10 minute drive from Plymouth,i found this hidden jewell in the gardening world.go seek it out,im sure the tranquil surroundings will calm all the stresses and strains of the modern world.

1  Thank glyn j
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This according to by Australian friend who visited the garden with me was the best garden she has visited in a long time and fell in love with the place! The gardens are not large but have a vast selection of plants, shrubs and trees that are planted informally which makes walking along the paths so enjoyable. Around each corner is a different vista, from bluebell woods to views of Dartmoor. At the this time of the year the rhodedendruns and azaleas are at their best. The tea shop is delightful and the staff are very friendly and helpful. There is also plant nursery.

1  Thank pbhPlymouth
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