USEFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION 
 
LINKS WILL OPEN IN A NEW TAB 
 
A DAY OUT - GREAT GARDENS AND HOUSES TO VISIT IN NORTH DEVON 
 
National Trust   Plenty of options here as with  English Heritage 
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 
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS 
 
Society of Garden Designers - I am currently a pre-registered member. 
ShootLots 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 alison@gardendesignernothdevon.co.uk. 
 
Garden Designer North Devon, Landscaper North Devon, Horticultural Consultant North Devon, North Devon Garden Designer. 
 
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