Ugbrooke House Gardens, Newton Abbot
Visit a fine Capability Brown landscape at Ugbrooke House in Devon
Ugbrooke House is a Grade I listed stately home nestled in the quintessential rolling green hills of south Devon. It has a fascinating history covering 900 years, originally featuring in the Domesday book of 1086, and today it remains the private home of the Clifford family. The name comes from the original Ug brook that was dammed by Capability Brown in the mid-eighteenth century when he was commissioned to redesign the parkland.
Today the areas surrounding the main house remain as per Capability Brown's original plans, and the present Clifford family continuing to plant according to Brown's vision. With advice from Michael Hickson, V.M.H, former head gardener at Knightshayes, there has been extensive replanting, however legacies from the 19th century such as the formal lavender parterre and the Chusan palms are maintained, providing a stunning backdrop to the delightful Orangery tearoom.
The Honourable Alexander Clifford and his wife live in the main house and each summer, they open the doors to their house and garden to allow visitors a sneak peek into their family home and to enjoy the gardens. Visitors can take one of three daily guided tours through the house, enjoy a walk around the lake or partake in a traditional Devon cream tea or amongst the formal gardens. The estate is also available for viewing to private groups throughout the year.
2019 - Openings and tours see website.
- Street: Ugbrooke House and Garden
- Postcode: TQ13 0AD
- City: Newton Abbot
- County: Devon
- Telephone: 01626852179
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