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The Garden House

Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
+44 1822 854769
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Week in Plymouth

We'd been here 4 years ago in September and as we were visiting Plymouth with a friend we took her... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melksham, United Kingdom
Best garden

Not been before. One of, if not the best garden to visit. Different to the usual spring gardens of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Graham C
Cornwall, 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.
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  • Average4%
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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 5 days ago

We'd been here 4 years ago in September and as we were visiting Plymouth with a friend we took her to this marvellous garden. It didn't disappoint , being earlier in the year there were different plants in flower. The whole layout and atmosphere was...More

Thank AndyK390
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not been before. One of, if not the best garden to visit. Different to the usual spring gardens of the National Trust we often visit. Well worth the trip. Beautifully laid out and interesting planting.

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This has to be one of the best gardens we have visited. Although it rained all day we still thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There are lakes streams gazebos quiet areas loads of colour which was highlighted by the rain. We looked around the garden had...More

Thank 861caroline
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is not huge - 10 acres from memory - but is full to the brim with floral delights plus has some enviable views over the surrounding countryside. The highlight for me is the informal Summer garden which is so full of blooms I...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best cream tea you'll ever eat in Devon! Quality jam to top your thick clotted cream on freshly baked fruit or plain scones. The lunch menu too was simple and served by very friendly and attentive staff. A real find if you're out...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit!! The day started out well with good weather. Delightful gardens, quite breathtaking, and a good variety of plants to see and enjoy. Enjoyed a delicious lunch at the little cafe, food was good and reasonably priced, service was friendly...More

Thank lorrainehatton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this fabulous garden yesterday 26 May on a friend's recommendation. We were not disappointed. I am no gardener but found it fascinating. It is not really one garden but a series of different gardens that flow round the ten acre...More

Thank Bazzerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Garden house today with my husband and Mam in law as she is the one who loves gardens. None of us can drive therefore had to get 4 buses there as there are no direct buses from Plymouth City Centre. Bus driver...More

Thank shelster2016
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We spent a very pleasant afternoon here and had a delicious cream tea at the cafe. If you like acers, azaleas and rhododendrons then you will love it here. The new arboretum is lovely, with a reflective pool, some beautiful trees which will grow into...More

Thank KrispyPlymouth
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Gorgeous accessible garden with lovely variety of flowers and landscapes. Nice cafe where we stopped for tea & cake after picnicking by the pond in the arboretum. Would definitely recommend for an afternoon out and it's also situated on the moors so there's a full...More

Thank Sophie P
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Jeff F
Can I obtain a main meal at this location?
15 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
Hi, what would you like to know about this attraction? Can I obtain a main meal at this location?
15 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
Is there an admission fee to enter the gardens?
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