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The Garden House

Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
+44 1822 854769
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Stunning Garden Highly Recommended + Plant Sales Too!

We visited this in July and were blown away by the stunning gardens, brilliant cafe with great food... read more

Reviewed today
HappyCamper6214
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Interesting and diverse garden hidden in quiet Devon village

These gardens, which are being constantly developed and expanded make for a fascinating couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
B0bbart
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park PL20 7LQ, England
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+44 1822 854769
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"little gem"
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"interesting plants"
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"salad"
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"different seasons"
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"autumn colours"
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"well worth a visit"
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"great variety"
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"trees and shrubs"
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Reviewed today

We visited this in July and were blown away by the stunning gardens, brilliant cafe with great food and also the interesting plants for sale. The gardens are large enough to fill a 2 hr visit and there are so many photo opportunities! The planting...More

Thank HappyCamper6214
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Reviewed 3 days ago

These gardens, which are being constantly developed and expanded make for a fascinating couple of hours for anyone who appreciates natural beauty in a fine setting. There is a great variety of plants and flowers although at the time of our visit, a long rain-free...More

Thank B0bbart
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a superb day, the Gardens were beautiful and the lady on the gate had a competition for all the children that come in, my little grandson loved it, we all went for coffee soft drinks and lunch in the cafe it was very good...More

Thank Ray P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Garden House is one of the best gardens we have ever visited. It has beautiful naturalistic planting which, wrapped around the landscape of the valley, is quite enchanting. We walked down through the developing arboretum to the pond which has numerous aquatic and marginal...More

Thank 15tr15
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Relaxing stroll around the gardens and nice that the plants are labelled. We saw a very pretty flower and were able to purchase it in the garden shop. As we had a pushchair we were able to follow the disabled route. Staff were friendly, everywhere...More

Thank Anita W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed that when we arrived we were told the dog was not welcome and my husband went back to the car to wait Unfortunately, staff were unhelpful and no mention was made about an alternative walk or waiting in the shade I felt that...More

Thank annettesholiday
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even a very well behaved dog on a lead. Travelled from Cheshire to see this and was refused entry. Complete waste of time and rude staff. Shan’t bother comng back without my dog.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours wandering around the naturalistic and formal gardens last week before having a drink at the tea rooms.

Thank Michelle F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really fantastic day out that we all enjoyed hugely - started off well when we were greeted at the gate by a very friendly member of staff who expertly explained the garden and what to do/where to go etc. The arboretum is a lovely space...More

Thank tajms2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 4 hours at this beautiful site today and though there has been no rain for weeks- or watering- the gardens were still looking wonderful. I have worked in quite a few garden centres and visited lots of gardens but so many of the plants...More

Thank Gil B
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Jeff F
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
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Jeff F
15 May 2017|
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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
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Rica786
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
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