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Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

The Gardens have been developed since 1987 in two adjoining secluded valleys,one contains the River Black and the other a stream. A lake and ponds and wide walks access these and the valley sides. There is extensive planting of rhododendron,camellia,pieris,magnolia and many trees and shrubs. The 43 acres have year round attraction with wonderful wild flowers and fauna.

Where is Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens located?

The Garden is located two miles from Dartmouth,Devon. Although close to the main Dartmouth A3122 road,short secluded lanes create a peaceful away from it all atmosphere. Norton Holiday Park is close by.

What style of garden is Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens?

The Garden uses two valleys joined at right angles,one with the River Black running to the nearby Blackpool Sands and the other with a stream tributary. A lake and ponds have been constructed with wide grassed paths contouring the valley sides.An extensive planting includes rhododendron,camellia,pieris,magnolia and a wide range of trees and shrubs. The ground is covered in wild flowers,bluebells,primrose,celandine,snowdrops and many daffodils. There is a two acre wild flower meadow and similar Mediterranean garden with palm trees and exotic plants. Roses climb high into the trees and and have a dedicated two acre garden. The whole Garden covers 43 acres and is a haven for wild life.

What can guests enjoy at Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens?

The Garden is large and with wide mown grass paths easy to explore.There is an extensive plant centre of mostly home produced plants which we try to sell at modest prices. The car park and toilets are free. Free tea and coffee is available. Visitors are given a free personal introduction to the Garden and given leaflets and maps.

Top facilities

Dog/Pet friendly

Parking Available

Disabled Access


Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

Thank you so much for the time you gave us today to make our trip so enjoyable. I inevitably weakened and am trying again to raise rhododendron King George,purchased from you,as well as the seeds.

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

The day was one of the hottest of the year so far but my mum (78 yrs) had been wanting to go for several years . My husband and I with our teenage daughter had a day off work and decided to take her. We were greeted by Alan who took us to the start of walk and gave us a well designed map . We tho...

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

Had a lovely day here on the 23rd June. A clothing optional day with the emphasis on optional. The plant centre was selling healthy vigorous plants cheaply. Do not expect an intensely cultivated garden it is 43 acres of woodland and valley sides with ponds and lakes teeming with wildlife. The sta...

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

What a lovely peaceful place to visit full of wild life and a great place for a picnic not to mention the excellent plants you can purchase.

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

If you want a NT garden with beautiful planting, box hedges etc etc then it's not for you. The owner is a Rhododendron lover and expert and he has created a superb wild life garden, with open meadows, lovely tree lined walks through the wooded area that is teaming with wildlife, butterflies, bird...

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

I have never been anywhere like Fast Rabbit Farm before - its a unique massive garden with a huge range of plants and trees Mediterranean in part then woody in others. Up and down but good paths and fantastic views.Had a lovely time exploring and we could take our dogs ( need to be on leads) who...

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

This is a really enchanting peaceful and relaxed garden. It has beautiful ponds full of waterlillies, blue dragon flies and fish. The landscaped gardens have lots of large blossoms and amazing dramatic foliage in Scrubbs and trees. Curvy grass paths leading allover the gardens. Lots of nice rust...

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

The owner has created an extraordinary series of gardens along and above the River Black. We went in May and the rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and camellias were in full flower. The newer area on the hillsides above the river are still reach maturity, but the older walks through huge blossom...

Fast Rabbit Farm Gardens

Enjoy a peaceful walk around this lovely garden and woodland the flowers this May are beautiful and the bluebells in the wood It's a bit hilly as the path winds down to a pond where you might see a heron or two and buzzards soaring above We had a picnic by the pond and followed the path which...

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Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available


Extra info

Garden Acreage: 43

Closed Times: Christmas Day

Nearest Airport: Exeter

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 40

Nearest Train Station: Totnes

Nearest Railway Distance: 12

Open Times: All year, Daily 11:00-17:00 (inc BHs)

Price Details: Adults £5.00 and child 50p

Delta: Yes

Diners: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions

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Address: Strawberry Valley, Dartmouth, Devon, DartmouthTQ6 0NB, United Kingdom

Travelling from TOTNES on the A381 follow signs to Woodland Leisure Park. At HALWELL turn left on to the A3122 and look for sign 'Fast Rabbit Farm' on your right at ASH turning one mile past Woodland Park. Travelling from DARTMOUTH follow signs to Totnes on the A3122. Pass the Park & Ride and turn left after Rose Cottage signposted 'Fast Rabbit Farm'.

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