Castle Drogo: The Trust's highest garden

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The formal gardens are quite separate from Castle Drogo.

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

That is why our terraced gardens are surrounded by shelterbelts of yew hedges and beech trees.

Things to see and do

There is a lot to do in the garden. Play croquet and have a picnic, discover our new turf maze in the orchard, experience the magic of the children’s garden and the Bunty House and the wonderfully laid out formal garden brimming with colour and scent.

You can also enjoy the natural beauty of woodland paths and incredible views out across the deer park, the Teign Gorge and Dartmoor.

Discover the garden's secrets

There are weekly garden tours if you are interested in learning more and we have a programme of events and trails throughout the seasons. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask one of our garden team.