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Become a Friend to explore the gardens free throughout the year. Single £30. Couple / Family £40
Annual Membership available
Open all year. Spectacular 5 acre woodland and water garden that enchants and inspires in every season, renowned for National Collections of Birch and Alder trees and home to the annual Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition. The garden is threaded with pools and streams, while gleaming tree bark in a myriad of shades is enhanced and complemented by a varied tapestry of shade-loving plants. A delight for all ages to visit at any time of year. Winner of BBC Gardeners’ World magazine ‘Gardens to Visit’ in the South West, 2010 and described as “One of the most inspiring National Collections in the country” by The Daily Telegraph.
The garden started life back in 1971 when modern-day plant hunter Kenneth Ashburner began growing birch and alder trees from the seed he gathered on his trips around the Northern Hemisphere. Gradual and artfully planned landscaping created the framework of the garden today. A garden crammed full of unusual and beautiful trees, many of them rarely seen in the UK. Each year from spring to autumn the ‘Mythic Garden Sculpture Exhibition’ takes place within the Garden, started by Kenneth’s wife June in 1992 and now an important showcase for West Country artists.
Adjacent specialist tree nursery offers popular and unusual varieties, grown in nursery fields for autumn/winter despatch. Trees can be ordered online or for collection although the nursery is not open to visitors.
We are happy to have dogs at our garden as long as they are on a lead.
For more information see our website: www.stonelanegardens.com
- Guide Dogs Permitted - On lead.
- In countryside
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free)
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Preferably mornings.
Map & Directions
Stone Farm is marked on OS Map 191, Okehampton and North Dartmoor - Grid Reference 708908 -. The dual-carriageway A30 linking with the M5 at Exeter is only 2½ miles away.From the north, come off A30 at Whiddon Down and head for Chagford. After passing through Whiddon Down, take left turn for Drewsteignton and follow Garden signs.From South, approach on A382 through Moretonhampstead. Pass sign to Chagford and keep on towards Whiddon Down. After passing through Sandy Park, take next right after short hill. Follow garden signs.Full directions and maps can be found on Stone Lane Gardens website.
Public Transport Directions
The nearest bus stop is at Sandy Park. Take the Chagford bus from Exeter. Ask driver to let you off at Sandy Park. There is then about a 1km walk up the hill (as directed on the south car approach).But cheer up, its all downhill on the way back. Note that Chagford buses are not very frequent.
* Garden open from April - September 2pm-6pm
Garden Open from October - March 12.00 till dusk
Mythic Garden sculpture exhibition late April to early October