Situated on the northern edge of Dartmoor at approximately one thousand feet above sea level, Andrews Corner derives its unique character from the contrast between the rugged grandeur of the open moor and the verdant serenity of a cultivated garden.
There are a very wide range of unusual trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, for year round effect – including a snowdrop collection, alpines, rhododendrons, bulbs, and maples which provide spectacular autumn colour.
Woodland plants, including erythroniums, arisaemas, ferns and many spring bulbs, are at their best in April and May – followed on by the beautiful blue Meconopsis and irises. Heathers, alpine beds, dry stone walls, herbaceous borders and gentians add to the mix and extend the season of interest through to the autumn.
In our designing, we have used the different levels to create smaller gardens, with their own particular features and micro climates, separated by trees and rhododendrons, while still allowing glimpses of the stunning Taw valley, northern slopes of Cosdon, and the granite-strewn tors of the Belstone Ridge.
Included within the garden are a kitchen garden, a pond, two greenhouses, willow structures and chickens. A range of wilder areas also provide habitat for grass snakes, slow worms, rabbits, deer and over forty bird species, among others.
Highly regarded, for many years, as a plantsman’s garden, this is also truly a garden for all ages – with quiz sheets, fairy doors and a children’s playhouse adding to the experience for our younger visitors.
- Plant Sales
- Dogs Accepted
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
- Outdoor Attraction
Tours and Demonstrations
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
Map & Directions
* Opening Dates for 2019
Sunday 21st April in aid of the National Garden Scheme 2-5pm Cream Teas
Sunday & Monday 5/6th May in aid of the National Garden Scheme 2-5pm Cream Teas
Sunday & Monday 26/27th May in aid of the National Garden Scheme 2-5pm Cream Teas
Sunday 20th October in aid of the National Garden Scheme 2-5pm Cream Teas
Sunday 27th October in aid of the Children's Hospice South West 11am-4pm All day refreshments
We are also open by appointment and welcome visits from garden clubs. These can be morning, afternoon or evening with refreshments.