Around Exeter

Country house estates and glorious Devon gardens, quirky homes and stories to uncover

Places to visit

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Frosted winter berries in the garden at Montacute House

Exeter winter walks 

Experience the Exeter area at its seasonal best with bracing wintry walks.

New Year, new challenge?

Family fun around Devon

National Trust flower count daffodils

The annual Valentine's Day Flower Count results are in 

Garden teams have been busy counting flowers in gardens across the South West all in time for Valentine’s Day. The results are in, showing that spring is just around the corner, but there’s some confusion in the flower world; has the cold snap passed?

Reading and drawing

Visitor walking their dog on a frosty morning in the north woodland, Trelissick, Cornwall

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Girl running through a field in winter hat

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Upcoming events


Beating the Beasties Half Term Trail

Wed 20 Feb 2019
This half term you can find out about the beasties both in the house and the gardens who our teams have to keep from munching on the house and things in the garden.
A la Ronde

Inspired by nature: Family flower trail

Wed 20 Feb 2019
For our family trail, follow the flowers to complete the trail and claim your prize. £2 per child.
A la Ronde

Inspired by Nature: Kokedama forest

Wed 20 Feb 2019
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.

Seeing the wood and the trees

Wed 20 Feb 2019
Killerton is celebrating 100 years of the Forestry Commission, telling the story of Francis Acland and his crucial role in its formation in 1919 and how we are looking after forests now for the future.

February half term flower trail

Wed 20 Feb 2019
Winter is coming to an end and the flowers are starting to bloom, how many will you spot at Killerton.
Castle Drogo

February half term fun

Wed 20 Feb 2019
Join in the fun at Drogo this half term by following the nature trail around the garden and grounds (£1 per trail).


There are country house estates and glorious Devon gardens, quirky homes and stories to uncover near Exeter