Explore one of the highest gardens cared for by the National Trust © Castle Drogo staff/National Trust

Explore one of the highest gardens cared for by the National Trust

The Trust's highest garden

Upon entering the garden you are transported to a different world.

The layout was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and George Dillistone to complement the castle's appearance. At 1,000ft this our highest garden, so it has to endure the rather extreme weather conditions of Devon's Dartmoor National Park.

The bunty house

Explore the gardens

The bunty house was built for Julius Drewe's youngest daughter, Frances. Go through the tiny gate to explore its miniature garden, complete with vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Spotter sheet

Pick up a free spotter sheet to wander around the garden with. Try and spot animals and learn more about the landscape.

The luncheon house

The adults also had their own playroom, a summerhouse. It was designed by Lutyens for the Drewe family to use on their visits to see the castle being built.

What to look out for this month

Highlights this month include the perrotia arbores and perennial seed heads on frosty mornings. You will probably spot a gardener working on the herbaceous borders or hedge cutting.

Plant centre

Recreate your stroll around the Castle Drogo garden by buying a plant

Recreate your stroll around the garden by taking home a plant for your own shrubbery or border.

The sunken rose garden

The sunken Rose Garden in the terraced gardens at Castle Drogo

Julius Drewe had insisted that a rose garden be created for his wife, Frances, as they were her favourite flowers. It is planted as a series of 24 square and rectangular beds in a chequer board effect, combined with a lawn.