Summer gardens in Exeter and beyond

These are some of our favourite gardens for exploring, playing and relaxing.

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.

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.

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.

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.