14th November 2021

Beautiful North Devon gardens

North Devon is full of beautiful gardens! They come in all shapes and styles, each offering something different, but each with the familiar feeling that you’re visiting a North Devon garden that is cared for and well-loved.

From a couple of hours strolling around a flower garden, to a whole day walking through woodland, fill your time in North Devon with a visit to as many of these gardens as possible this spring. 

RHS Garden Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor consists of 65-acres of beautifully planted gardens, set within a pretty wooded valley near Torrington in North Devon.

The specially designed gardens and natural landscapes offer a special view around every corner and are home to plants from around the world. Highlights include a woodland garden, fruit and veg, a beautiful cottage and an original stone garden dating back to 1931. Plus, there's the award-winning restaurant alongside other dining options and a fantastic shop for unique gifts.

Staff Tip: Our guests can save on entry. Tickets only £8 per person (usually £12.65)

Arlington Court

Arlington Court, a place steeped in history, is surrounding gardens and an old carriage museum. The grand house and carriage museum is fascinating, giving visitors an insight into the past.  

Garden lovers will also want to visit for the National Trust parkland that surrounds the house. From traditional fruit and vegetable gardens to beautiful flower beds, it’s easy to lose yourself with a casual wonder.

Hartland Abbey

Only a mile from stunning Hartland Quay on the North West Devon coast, Harland Abbey offers beautiful woodland walks, walled gardens and parkland and an award-winning house. There are also peacocks, donkeys and black sheep wandering the beautiful parkland, so pack up a picnic and take the kids as there are plenty of open spaces for the whole family to explore and adore.

Castle Hill

The gardens at Castle Hill sit in the beautiful Devon countryside just outside Barnstaple. These beautiful gardens are found in 50 acres of historic parkland set against an 18th Century Palladian Mansion House - home of the Fortescue family since 1454. Sadly the house is not open to the general public but the gardens are available all year round.

There is always so much to see whatever the season that you will want to spend the day here. Young visitors can climb on one of the oldest trees in the garden – the Tanglewood Tree and explore the acres of garden and woodland.

Marwood Gardens

Also set in the rolling hills of the North Devon countryside is Marwood Hill Gardens. Based around two lakes connected by a stream, the gardens drop down one side of a valley and up the other, making for a stroll that feels truly shut off from the outside world. There are many spots to rest, relax, enjoy the views and look at the plants. The impressive collection of plants, shrubs and trees match the views and peaceful atmosphere.


Have we teased you into a grand North Devon garden break? Or perhaps you want to incorporate a garden visit into your spring stay? Give our reservations team a call today on 01271 890212 and start planning your next break.