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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

The Bunty House (Wendy House) was built for Julius Drewe’s daughter Frances

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.

The croquet lawn

Play a game of croquet on the lawn

The circular lawn is a lovely space for children to run around and play games. Choose from short tennis or hoola hooping or hire a croquet set from visitor reception.

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.

As summer turns into autumn


As we move into autumn look out for the late summer flowers in the borders such as perennial sunflowers and ornamental grasses, and admire the cherry and maple trees which are turning a lovely colour.

Plant centre

Flaming Red Hot Pokers (Kniphofia) in the Castle Drogo Garden in Devon

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.