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Things to see and do at Overbeck’s Garden

Visitors surrounded by trees and plants in the garden at Overbeck's
Visitors in the garden at Overbeck's | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Discover Overbeck’s garden, often considered to be more reminiscent of the tropics than Devon. Plants from around the globe can be found thriving in this microclimate nestled into the cliffside overlooking the Kingsbridge Estuary.

Gazebo Garden

An intimate garden area with evocative aromas and fantastic views up the Salcombe estuary.

Statue Garden

Formerly the tennis court, the colourful borders in the Statue Garden are a highlight at any time of year.

Herbaceous borders and a bronze statue, called First Flight, by Albert Bruce Joy in the Statue Garden at Overbeck's in Devon
Statue Garden at Overbeck's | © National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

Old Quarry

Once a quarry that provided stone for the house and garden walls, now home to an array of plants with striking foliage.

Olive Grove

Olive trees set within a meadow and some of the best sweeping coastal views in the garden.

Banana Garden

Lush tropical planting and, of course, banana plants, which produce fruit most years.

Visitors and a gardener in the terraced gardens with the sea and coastline behind, at Overbeck's, Devon
The terraced gardens at Overbeck's | © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey


Packed full of botanical treasures, from palms and grasses to Mediterranean plants and succulents.

Orange Tree Store

Potted orange trees are overwintered in this glasshouse and moved out for the summer to make way for a display of botanical curiosities.

Woodland Garden

Temperate planting including Japanese maples, magnolias and spring bulbs. Head to the ‘Lookout’ for a tantalising glimpse of sandy beaches below.

Silent Space

Silent Space is a charity that encourages gardens open to the public to reserve an area where visitors can take time to reflect quietly and to enjoy the beauty of the garden and the sounds of nature without distractions.

During term time, Overbeck's Garden has joined Silent Space by dedicating the seating area within our beloved Banana Garden to the scheme.

On Mondays to Thursdays between 2pm and 3:45pm, switch off from the distractions of your hectic, techno-driven life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of that moment, enjoying the sounds of the garden.
For more information on Silent Space, visit the website

Explore the surrounding National Trust countryside walks

The below link takes you to the page for East Soar, where you will find some 'Things To Do' nearby taking in the fantastic scenery

East Soar | Devon | National Trust

A view of the house behind the trees and bushes in the garden at Overbeck's, Devon

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