USEFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION
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A DAY OUT - GREAT GARDENS AND HOUSES TO VISIT IN NORTH DEVON
RHS Rosemoor. Depressingly superb — web site
Castle Hill Gardens — web site
Tapely Park House and Gardens — web site
Marwood Hill Gardens — web site
Stone Lane Gardens . A very special garden (one of our favourites) featuring birch and alder trees and in the summer months a wonderful collection of garden sculptures for sale. It is only only open in the afternoons but you can visit Castle Drogo (NT) in the morning and have a pleasant lunch at The Sandy Park Inn which is between the two near Chagford.
National Garden Scheme (Devon) - web site
Powderham Castle near Exeter - web site
The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum - Just south of Tavistock this is another favourite along with lunch at the very pleasant 16thC Drake Manor Inn in the village.
Finally, whilst not really a garden, Lydford Gorge is well worth visiting for an extraordinary walk. Good walking shoes or boots and required and you may expect to see 4 foot wide butterflies and unicorns around every corner. It is really quite magical. And if you like good food then The Dartmoor Inn on the main road to Tavistock is a another favourite.
RECOMMENDED READING - Check www.amazon.co.uk for best prices
RHS Encyclopaedia Series including:
Pruning by Christopher Brickell
Veg Growing by Tony Briggs
Organic Growing by Pauline Pears and Sue Stickland
The New Kitchen Garden – Penelope Hobhouse
Any books by Graham Stuart Thomas
RECOMMENDED GARDEN LANDSCAPERS/SERVICES
GARDEN CENTRES AND NURSERIES
Society of Garden Designers - I am currently a pre-registered member.
Shoot – Lots of very useful gardening advice
Thinking of moving to Devon? We found our own home through Webbers Estate Agents who were extremely helpful.
I hope you find some of the above useful. If you have a link you think I should add, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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