A garden for all seasons

See the colours changing on the trees

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

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.

Paths take you on a journey through beauitful vistas and planted delights
Overlooking the Orangery
Paths take you on a journey through beauitful vistas and planted delights

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.

The summer border is full of colour
The colourful Summer border at Saltram
The summer border is full of colour

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. The 18th century working Orangery is not to be missed.

The very long Lime avenue at Saltram, Devon
a long avenues of lime trees
The very long Lime avenue at Saltram, Devon
Anemone japonica

The gorgeous garden this summer 

Our Senior Gardener Martin shares his favourite parts of the garden this summer. Come and see them for yourself

Things to do

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

The Castle Folly is the perfect place to enjoy views of Plymouth
The Castle Folly at Saltram
The Castle Folly is the perfect place to enjoy views of Plymouth

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.

Climbing trees is just one thing you can tick off your 50 things at Saltram
Two children climb a tree at Saltram
Climbing trees is just one thing you can tick off your 50 things at Saltram

Pop into the Welcome Centre and pick up a seasonal family trail for a great way to explore the garden. Bring your own picnic and grab a deckchair or fnd a table inside or ouside the Chapel Tea-room and make a day of it.

For those in need of some action you'll find lots of play and games epuipment scattered about the garden from classic croquet and tennis to giant dominoes.

The garden is open all year round March to October 10am-5pm and November to February 10am-4pm.