Castle Drogo Garden, Dartmoor
This garden at Castle Drogo is within the grounds of a 20th century castle with magnificent views of the Teign valley.
Planned by George Dillistone. The Castle Drogo garden is a series of formal terraces and borders, with galleries around the sunken centre, serpentine paths, rose beds and arbours of yew. There are beautiful herbaceous borders full of old varieties of lupin, lychnis, campanulas, hollyhocks and kniphofia. Under the granite walls are perennial and spring bulbs leading to terraces with yuccas, herbs, magnolias and a splendid croquet lawn. (croquet equipment for hire).
The castle (house) itself has an interesting history and it is well worth taking the time to see the interior. It was designed by the famous architect Lutyens who often worked with Gertrude Jekyll.
Although off the beaten track this is very interesting property to visit so make sure it is on your schedule. Editor.
NT 2018 Castle Drogo normally open from early March (Garden open most of the year) - See Castle Drogo website for details.
Free entrance National Trust members. Disabled access, refreshments, shop & visitor centre.
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- Postcode: EX6 6PB
- City: Drewsteignton
- County: Devon
- Country: United Kingdom
- Telephone: 01647 433306
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