A garden for all seasons at Saltram

Changed by successive owners, Saltram’s grounds have remained a peaceful space surrounding the house, offering beautiful views of its Palladian exterior.

Please book ahead before visiting 

The garden at Saltram is open and you’ll need to book tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895 by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked to visit the garden. The shop and Park Café will both reopen from Monday 29 June. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

 

History of Saltram's garden

Originally developed in the 18th century as a landscape garden, the plantsmans’ garden which now exists at Saltram was mostly created in the late 19th century by the 3rd Earl of Morley.

The Orangery at Saltram in Autumn
The orangery set behind green grass and autumn leaves
The Orangery at Saltram in Autumn

Planted with many impressive specimens of rare, ancient and exotic trees and plants, the garden is a horticulturalist’s delight. See different areas burst into colour and flower throughout the year and be sure to indulge in the heady scents along many of the paths.

 

Lots to see in the garden

There’s lots of variety, from the quarter of a mile long lime avenue, believed to be the longest of its type in Europe, to the orange grove, a peaceful spot with a Mediterranean feel which is the perfect place to soak up the sun and search for insects and tadpoles in the pond. When open, the 18th century working Orangery is not to be missed.

Take time out in the garden
A women on a bench reading in the garden
Take time out in the garden

Things to do in the garden at Saltram

Discover the quiet paths and secluded corners. Wind your way along Melancholy Walk, one of the oldest paths, to the charming castle folly at the boundary of the garden with its views of Plymouth and ancient cellars to explore. 

The garden is open all year round and whether you're looking for a wintry walk to blow away the cobwebs or you're in need of some green open space to let the kids run off steam, Saltram always has something on offer.

Wildflower bed in front of the house at Saltram

Picnic at Saltram 

With striking colours, scents and majestic trees, the garden at Saltram is great for a picnic. Stretch out on the lawn and admire the garden overlooking the House, Chapel, and beautiful beds full of interesting plants from around the world.

Seasonal highlights at Saltram