We were really looking forward to a summer stroll around the Garden House and despite a few showers…then a rather large drenching (we took shelter in the tea rooms so all was OK!)we had a lovely few hours taking in some beautiful varieties of flowers and plants. The children were given a map on entry so they could search for lots of wooden animal statues along the way and this genuinely got quite competitive at points! There were lots of hidden treasures to discover on the walk and at one point everyone had gone a different way but reconnected further on in the walk easily.
There are lots of picnic benches dotted around the gardens so we brought our own packed lunch along. Because of the sudden downpour weather we did go into the tea rooms to escape the worst of it and tried a cream tea! We all shared some traditional Devonshire scones (with jam and clotted cream of course!) and there was an activity for the children to do as well which was really thoughtful. The cake collection is also amazing so its a nice place to pause for thought! At the end of the trail there’s a little prize for the children if they complete it.
The Garden house is open everyday from 1st March-3rd November 2019 with 10:30am-5:00pm (last admission at 4pm) there is free admission to the tea rooms, plant centre and shop . With lots of events going on from a summer colour masterclass, to a women’s health and gardening event and for kids a space workshop its really worth keeping them on your radar if you’re holidaying in the area or planning to. We all thought it was one of the most stunning gardens we’ve ever visited. To find out more click here: