A la Ronde

Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections

Kokedama forest

Daffodils and snowdrops 

As spring approaches, it is a wonderful time to explore A la Ronde. While there are no leaves on the trees the estuary sea views are fantastic, and throughout the grounds spring flowering bulbs and shrubs are starting to provide pockets of colour. During February, will be featuring a brand new temporary exhibition of 1,000 snowdrops hanging from the trees in the orchard.

Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

Inspired by nature: Family flower trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:30-16:30
For our family trail, follow the flowers to complete the trail and claim your prize. £2 per child.

Inspired by Nature: Kokedama forest

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:30-16:30
This February we are celebrating the snowdrop by hanging over 1000 snowdrops in our Orchard from our apple trees using the Japanese kokedama flower art form.

National Trust World Book Day

Sat 09 Mar 2019
11:00-16:30
Join us as the National Trust celebrate World Book Day. Our new pre loved book shop will also be officially opened today and we will have a Bookworm Trail for you to enjoy.

Fête des mères

Sun 31 Mar 2019
10:30-16:30
Celebrate Mother's Day with our French inspired day out. Jane and Mary Parminter visited France on their Grand Tour of Europe. Play our French themed games, decorate a postcard and treat Mum in our café .

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:30-16:30
We have teamed up with Cadbury to offer you the ultimate day out. Join us over the Easter holidays for our Cadbury Easter Hunt. £3.00 per child and win a Cadbury egg.
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Eating and shopping

Cakes and keepsakes at A la Ronde

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History

Mid-19th-century child's painting of A la Ronde

Discover the past 

Find out how the construction of eccentric A la Ronde was inspired by an 18th-century tour of Europe. Learn more about the Parminter's daring tour around revolutionary Europe, from travelling through bandit filled forests to encounters with royalty including Marie Antoinette and the King of Prussia.

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Get involved

Garden volunteers

Join in 

Volunteer with us at A la Ronde and help us protect and conserve this unique building for generations to come. We have volunteers in all areas of the property from room guiding to retail, visitor reception to gardening. Something for everyone to get involved with.

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Groups

A guided group tour at A la Ronde, Devon

Visit as a group 

Here at A la Ronde we welcome groups, get in touch to see how we can facilitate your party.

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Learning

Piranesi prints

A la Ronde's Collection 

Explore the full range of our collection and see the special items we care for at A la Ronde.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at A la Ronde on the National Trust Collections website