Devon and Cornwall are certainly no strangers to award winning gardens. What makes South West England really special, are the gardens that are not so widely known, like Burrow Farm Gardens for instance. Originally a typical working farm existed here, however one of the gardens creators Mary Benger along with her husband John had other ideas for what was soon to be one of Devon’s biggest hidden gems. Built on 13 acres of what was once a Roman clay quarry, Mary has soley created quite a special domain. Together with their nursery and impromptu Tea Room, the Burrow really did take me by surprise the first time I came to visit. I particularly love the sweeping landscape and rolling lawns, not to mention the amount of varied colours that are on offer here. The Wildflower Meadow, Anniversary Garden, not forgetting the Terrace Garden are just a hive of activity, and as I sat on a bench, in the Anniversary Garden I could of literally sat at peace for hours.
Burrow Farm Gardens
Attraction in Devon
East Devons Secret Garden has 13 acres of lovingly designed gardens with colour throughout the year. This peaceful oasis has a variety of different planting styles which complement the stunning rural views. Taste the different design styles within the garden and appreciate the naturalistic planting. Relax and enjoy the fabulous surroundings and extensive views from our conservatory and tea room. Delicious Devon cream teas featuring homemade scones, locally made cakes and homemade soup complement our range of freshly made sandwiches. Coffee, snacks and light lunches are available all day from 10am. The Nursery sells many of the special plants that are featured within the garden. Our friendly staff will be delighted to help you and Mary can provide extensive knowledge to help you choose just the right plant.