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I have the luxury of being able to visit the Garden House in Devon twice a year at the moment.  My youngest son is at University in Plymouth and the garden is no more than 30 minutes up the road from his student house on the edge of Dartmoor.  We have taken to visiting when I pick him up or take him back.  So far we have visited in April and September… Read More

Having shared with you some long shots of The Garden House which I visited last week I thought I would now show you some of the plants that  really took my eye.  The main ones were the hydrangea which was simply gorgeous as you can see in the previous post, but I suspect I am in a minority of liking hydrangea. Anyway, the best flowers were in the walled garden and there… Read More

I seemed to be destined near to see The Garden House at its best despite having the opportunity to visit it a number of times a year now my youngest son is studying at Plymouth University and lives about 30 minutes away.  Sadly their academic year ends at the end of May and starts late September so the summer flowers seem to allude me. I have to admit to being really disappointed… Read More

I knew there must be an upside  to my son studying at Plymouth University, a 3 hour  drive from us, though I was a little slow to pick up on what it was.  My glee when I realised that The Garden House was only 30 mins drive from his student house cannot be described.  I have wanted to visit this garden for a couple of years now having seen it mention in… Read More