“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Moretonhampstead Open Gardens

19mayAll Day21Moretonhampstead Open Gardens

Event Details

2 large gardens on edge of moorland town. One in a wooded valley, the other higher up with magnificent views of Dartmoor. Both have mature orchards and year-round vegetable gardens. Substantial rhododendron, azalea and tree planting, croquet lawns, summer colour and woodland walks through hydrangeas and acers. Mardon: 4 acres based on its original Edwardian design. Long herbaceous border and formal granite terraces, stunning grasses. Fernery and colourful bog garden beside stream fed pond with its thatched boathouse. Arboretum. Sutton Mead: also 4 acres, shrub lined drive. Lawns surrounding granite lined pond with seat at water’s edge. Unusual planting, dahlias, grasses, bog garden, rill fed round pond, secluded seating and gothic concrete greenhouse. Sedum roofed summerhouse. Enjoy the views as you wander through the woods. Dogs on leads welcome. Teas are a must.


may 19 (Friday) - 21 (Sunday)(GMT+01:00)