The Abbey Garden
Our Abbey Garden is mainly a 1950s design. The main border includes hydrangeas, camellias, eucryphias, azaleas, rhododendrons and our two magnificent magnolia trees. Enjoy views across the valley to the woodland which stretches down to the banks of the River Tavy, and imagine carriages arriving down the sweeping driveway.
We created our Elizabethan Garden in 2001. It shows you what the garden may have been like when Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake lived in the Abbey.
There's a wild flowery mead, cultivated hedges, changing flower displays and even a hidden garden just perfect for contemplating your next voyage, just like Drake.
Cider House and Kitchen Gardens
In 2011 we bought the Cider House, which was turned into a private residence in the 1940s. This acquisition has brought the estate back together and enabled us to open the beautiful gardens to visitors. The work of former owners Michael and Sarah Stone, they feature mixed planted borders, roses and a large number of trees and shrubs.