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Visit to The Garden House.

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A must if you visit Devon……situated in Buckland Monachorum……nr Yelverton.
This is viewed as one of the finest gardens in Britain.Lionel and Katharine Fortescue created it over 40 years.They bequeathed it to the Fortescue garden trust,a small lindependant charity.

The area boasts an arboretum,bulb meadow,wildflower meadow,acer dell,lake,ten trees walk,Wysteria Bridge and walled garden,plant shop…..and of course,a coffee shop.

I have included a few photos for you to see.They have various events there including a walk and talk with the head gardener +Art classes.

I wish we were nearer to take advantage of such a beautiful and interesting garden…..next visit should be Spring.
Hope you enjoy.

Our Golden wedding Anniversary week was complete with an evening meal at the “Horn of plenty” restaurant where,after 5 courses, the staff presented us with a celebration message written in chocolate!…….Our table looked out over the Tamar valley…….so very green with the river Tamar just emerging in the distance forming the border between Devon and Cornwall.
Can’t wait to return!

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Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

15 Aug, 2018

 

Thank you Julia for bringing back fond memories of this wonderful garden. Congratulations for celebrating your special anniversary in style!

15 Aug, 2018

 

"Horn of Plenty"; Sounds the ideal place to celebrate. Don't wait for another fifty years before you return!

Lovely garden!

15 Aug, 2018

 

Beautiful gardens,and many congratulations.

15 Aug, 2018

 

Thank you for sharing your lovely visit with us all.
Lots of ideas there for planting up new gardens (Pontoon
Pete) or improving old ones.

15 Aug, 2018

 

Many thanks K, Sheila, Eirlys, Callie, Diane....

15 Aug, 2018

 

Many congratulations to you both, and what a wonderful place to visit, and the restaurant sounds lovely..... my type of place..... thanks for sharing......

15 Aug, 2018

 

You have been to some really lovely, special places. So glad that you have enjoyed it all such a lot.
The Garden House is magical I agree and it looks as if it has coped well with the very hot, dry summer.

15 Aug, 2018

 

I was thinking that Chris whilst walking 🚶 around the garden.... Very few plants had crisped up. Looking forward to returning.

15 Aug, 2018

 

You would love both places DD.... Wish we had a similar open garden near to us. One that offers a variation of activities. Will have to invent another special occasion!!

15 Aug, 2018

 

Happy Anniversary ! … and what a lovely way to celebrate it :)

16 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks Hywel!

16 Aug, 2018

 

Lovely memories for you, J.
Glad you found such a wonderful garden.

20 Aug, 2018

 

Thank you TTx

20 Aug, 2018

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