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Burrow Farm Gardens

Dalwood, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7ET

Burrow Farm Gardens

Dalwood, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7ET

Burrow Farm Gardens is a beautifully landscaped 13 acre garden, which will appeal to both the plantsman and those seeking a relaxing walk around a tranquil garden with extensive views. Sweeping lawns lead between island beds of unusual shrubs and herbaceous plants down to the lake. The woodland garden, in a Roman clay pit with fine trees, ponds and bog garden, combines primulas, iris and other moisture lovers with the many wild flowers flourishing there. The millennium garden features ponds, waterfalls and a formal rill, which leads the eye to the magnificent valley and hills beyond, with mixed borders creating wonderful colour combinations. The Grasses Garden features banks of tall waving grasses and late summer perennials giving this garden something special all year round.

Information on Burrow Farm Gardens , Dalwood , Axminster

Opening Times: Daily, 1st April to 31 Oct, 10:00-18:00.
Admission: Adult £8.00, Child £2.00.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)
Location: Follow the brown tourist signs from the A35 or the A30.
Facilities: Coaches Welcome by appointment, Guided Tours (restrictions may apply), Guided Tours for groups, Light Refreshments, Cream Teas, Limited Disabled Access, Parking Availability, Picnic Area, Plants for Sale, Craft Shop
Garden Acreage: 13

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Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Carol HCustomer visited Sep 2015

A very peaceful location. Stunning Views. Beautiful and interesting planting with a variety of different plants living together eg. outstanding grasses and Michaelmas daisies. Mustn't forget the delicious cream teas and cakes, the friendly robin and lovely people


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Cheryl MCustomer visited Jun 2014

Well signposted. Good access and car parking. Honesty box for entrance. Beautifully themed gardens within a well landscaped 10 acres. Delightful plants. Many old fashioned favourites so informally planned. Generous homemade refreshments.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Andrew LCustomer visited Jul 2013

BEAUTIFUL,PEACEFUL,IDYLLIC COUNTRYSIDE VALLEY GARDENS SET IN 10 ACRES IN EAST DEVON.THESE GARDENS HAVE A NATURAL "LANDSCAPED" FEEL AND LOOK ABOUT THEM. PLENTY OF VARIETIES OF UNUSUAL PLANTS, PLANTED IN THEMED ROOM EFFECT. WONDERFUL. A REAL GEM FOR ANYONE WHO APPRECIATES PLANTS.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Sylvia ACustomer visited Oct 2013

The best, private garden we've recently visited. Lots of variety and so well kept. My type of garden!


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Amanda HCustomer visited Sep 2013

This is a truly amazing and inspiring haven. An astonishing labour of love that affords visitors countless views, peace, tranquility and complete admiration.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Pamela GCustomer visited Jun 2013

So inspired by this garden - the imagination and work of one lady! Set in the beautiful North Devon countryside with a view to die for! Spent only half a day on first visit, but came back 2 weeks later to spend the whole day, and will visit many times more to catch every season. Wide selection of plants to see, each in their own setting- every pathway brings another surprise- be sure to walk every one. Lovely friendly people, attractive small gift shop and comfortable restaurant area with simple but good menu, well presented and good service. Highly recommended.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Dawn MCustomer visited Jul 2013

It is quiet and well placed. There is a huge variety of mature trees which are beautiful in many variations of greens. The views and scenery are stunning and you can buy quality plants or gifts. Tea was excellent.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Antony L

A thoroughly rewarding garden full of inspirational planting and development. Excellent value for money and a superb cream tea.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Robert DCustomer visited Jun 2013

This down to earth, to us, 'secret jewel' is beautiful. Lots of very fine arrangements of plants, flowers, shrubs and trees in such a way, it makes us feel like 'Alice in Wonderland'. You notice the respect for plants, our compliments!!


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Richard BCustomer visited Jun 2013

Lovely gardens, peaceful atmosphere. Well worth return visits. Visited in early June when the azaleas were in full bloom. Lunch was good, simple but freshly prepared and tasty.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Andrea JCustomer visited Jun 2013

Lovely afternoon stroll around beautiful gardens, followed by amazing cream tea in the conservatory. Friendly atmosphere, relaxing.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Kate SCustomer visited Jun 2013

'Better than Kew' I heard a fellow visitor say! The gardens are an exceptional 10 acre, family run idyllic, tranquil spot in East Devon. You cannot help but relax, look out onto the stunning views and learn something new from the very inspiring Mary Benger who has created this garden throughout her life.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Ella TCustomer visited Jun 2013

This is a lovely place to visit. It is so beautiful, I felt like I was transported to another world like in Avatar! The cream teas were amazingly delicious, highly recommended.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Kate DCustomer visited Jun 2013

Beautiful location wonderfully maintained. The most yummy cream tea (Devonshire of course.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Natalie HCustomer visited Jun 2013

I love this garden as it is so creative and wonderfully peaceful. It also serves one of the best cream teas around!


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Elizabeth CCustomer visited May 2013

10 acre garden beautifully situated, making the most of fabulous views. Courtyard, terraces and rock garden close to the house. Pergola walk leading to lakes, woodland garden and summerhouse. Something for everyone. Tea room, craft shops and nursery.


Review of Burrow Farm Gardens

Posted on by Lynne DCustomer visited Sep 2011

I visited Burrow Farm Gardens while staying in the area with friends. It was the most delightfull place. The varied aray of plants and trees offered lots of interest for even a non plants person as myself. I loved the fact that there were ponds, wild areas and some formal parts such as the Mallenium garden with a fish pond and rill and a ha ha overlooking fabulous countryside.

My dogs were welcome on leads, which is always an important part of my visiting gardens. The tea room with its conservatory overlooking the countryside was a joy and the cream tea delicious.

The owner was in the nursery and able to advise me on plants that were found in the gardens, which were for sale and if they were suitable for my Suffolk garden. Not all plants transplant well. She was very friendly and told us how she and her husband had come to set up the gardens fifty years ago!!

I would recommend this garden and all it has to offer to anyone with the slightest interest in plants, planting or who just enjoys the peace and tranquility of time spent in the countryside.

I must say there is also a delightful shop, which sells postcards of Burrow Farm as well as a range of gifts I found very useful for Christmas!!

Car parking was good as were the loos. I would suggest good shoes as its not all on the level but it was one of the friendliest and most picturesque gardens I have ever been to and I hope to go again this year when I come back to stay with my friends as the owner told us that there is something new every year. Lynne Daniel

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