Great summer gardens in Devon

There's plenty of summer colour to be found in a garden near you. Here's a list of some of our favourites.

Volunteers scything and raking the driveway at Nuffield Place

Fancy a spot of scything?

We'll be taking part in National Meadow day again this year, marking the fourth year of this annual celebration of wild meadows. Join us on Saturday 7 July 2018 to learn all about scything and even have a go. It's a great opportunity to embrace your inner Poldark.

A la Ronde summer hay meadow

A hay meadow full of flora and fauna

An abundance of flora and fauna awaits you in the hay meadow at A la Ronde. Come and look for insects, butterflies, birds and small animals this summer.

Trees in teh garden at Killerton

The garden at Killerton 

Crunchy gravel paths are waiting to be explored where you'll find far-reaching views, champion trees and quirky features.

two brothers carrying pumpkins through the kitchen garden at Knightshayes

An inspiring walled garden

The team that manage our walled garden specialise in plants grown during the Victorian era, preserving many species close to extinction.

Apple tree in autumn

The garden at Arlington Court

Enjoy Arlington's pleasure grounds, Victorian Garden and Walled Kitchen Garden - beautiful any time of year.

Summer fowers

Beautiful blooms

Summer is here and A la Ronde is looking beautiful. Our gardener and garden volunteers have been busy planting, weeding and pruning to make the beds look colourful and full of summer blooms.

The sunken rose garden at Castle Drogo

The garden at Castle Drogo

Enter the castle's gardens and feel as if you've been transported to a fascinating and beautiful new world.

The colourful top garden border in the garden at Greenway, Devon

Exploring Greenway garden 

Greenway is nestled in a woodland garden which drifts down the hill to the banks of the River Dart. The garden is complete with stunning views, colourful borders and grand trees. In May and June conservation work is being carried out on the glass houses in the walled gardens.

The rill garden in flower at Coleton Fishacre

Exploring the garden in summer

In the summer months the garden at Coleton Fishacre is filled with colour from the exotic planting thriving in this sheltered coastal valley. With pastel colours filling one border, hot reds and oranges another, the garden is full of contrast.

Join one of our garden tours

Take a trip around the globe 

Breath in the fresh sea air at Overbeck's as we take you on a seasonal tour of the garden. Our garden guide will be ready to answer your questions and tell you about the amazing collection of rare and exotic plants. Every Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Normal admission charges apply.

A bench among the roses in the rose garden at Compton Castle

Things to see and do in Compton Castle garden

Explore the rose garden, take a seat in the orchard, discover the medieval style knot garden and soak up some sunshine on the sunny lawns in Compton Castle's garden.

The rill garden in flower at Coleton Fishacre

Exploring the garden in summer 

In the summer months the garden at Coleton Fishacre is filled with colour from the exotic planting thriving in this sheltered coastal valley. With pastel colours filling one border, hot reds and oranges another, the garden is full of contrast.