Overbeck's Garden

Overbeck's Garden

What's on 

Overbeck's garden is open for pre-booked visits.

Please note you need to book tickets to visit Overbeck's Garden. Tickets are released every Thursday for the following fortnight.

Upcoming events

Painting Workshop with Ellie Verrecchia

Sun 10 Jul 2022
A colourful experience making your own hand-painted postcard, guided by gallery artist Ellie, using simple techniques in pencil, pen and paint. Our observations of the plants and Salcombe estuary will inspire the perfect memento of your day.
Overbeck's Garden

Things to see and do

Sharpitor fushia at Overbeck's in the cliff top sub tropical gardens at Overbecks, South Devon

A garden full of surprises 

Clinging to a cliff-top above the Salcombe Estuary this sub-tropical garden paradise has unusual plants from all round the globe. Terraced to take full advantage of it's stunning location every pathway reveals something new and unexpected to delight the senses.

Overbeck's polyphon - a standing Victorian music box

Music in the conservatory

A polyphon is essentially a very large music box, a Victorian forerunner to the gramophone. Much loved by its original owner, it can now be enjoyed again in the conservatory at midday and 2pm on Sundays and Thursdays.

Overbecks clouds

Family fun at Overbeck's 

The garden at Overbeck's is filled with fun waiting to be had by families. You can complete some of the '50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ here, create a journey stick, and watch boats on the sea.

The view over the Salcombe estuary from the house and garden at Overbeck's, Devon.

East Soar to Overbeck's Garden walk 

This trail leads you along the runway of what used to be RAF Bolt Head to Overbeck's Garden, with panoramic views of the South Hams coast and countryside. Please be aware that you will need to pre-book your visit..

Salcombe sea tractor

By car, on foot or by ferry 

By road, by sea or on foot? Different ways to travel and enjoy Overbeck's Garden.

Overbeck's Garden


Hot drinks, lunches and ice-cream from the Gastrobox

Tasty takeaways 

Gastrobox will be at Overbeck’s Garden on open days, 10.30am-3.30pm, offering a variety of hot and cold drinks including barista coffee, freshly made baguettes, pasties, sausage rolls and vegan pies. Local ice-cream and a cream tea in a box too. Gastrobox take card payments only. You’ll find them outside the Garden, positioned opposite the entrance gates, visible from entrance and South West Coast Path - so visitors to the garden and those walking the coast path can enjoy takeaway refreshments.

Overbeck's Garden


Spring tulips at Overbeck's in Salcombe, South Devon

History of the garden 

The garden at Overbeck's is a history lesson in itself, with its plants and trees collected from around the world.

Autumn in the garden at Overbeck's in South Devon

The house at Overbeck's 

While the house is closed, you can still find out all about it's history and some of the highlights of the collection here.