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Winsford Walled Garden - CLOSED

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Family pre Christmas party

Exceptional meal with family and friends. Small dining room beautifully decorated with pleasant... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2018
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Secret surprise

As a keen gardener we searched for places of interest for our mini break in West Devon. Found this... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2017
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9 Jan 2018
“Family pre Christmas party”
19 Sep 2017
“Good day out”
Under the new ownership of the artist, Dugald Stark and his wife, Adel, the gardens continue to be open for visitors. A new studio displaying Dugald's paintings is a new attraction. The historic gardens were planted to provide inspirational summer...more
Winsford Gardens Winsford Lane | Halwill Junction, Halwill EX21 5XT, England
+44 1409 221477
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Exceptional meal with family and friends. Small dining room beautifully decorated with pleasant staff. The meal was delicious with home made ice cream to finish it off. Would not hesitate to go again.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank lesclp1
Dugald S, Owner at Winsford Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Think your review's been posted in the wrong place!!!

Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Nice way to spend an hour or two.. bisit in the dry weather though to get the best of your visit. Nice area..easily accessible

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Caroline O
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Shame that this garden is becoming neglected and shabby in places.Could be so much better.They need to continue the restoration process.The glasshouses that were restored need maintenance to preserve them......could be a wonderful attraction with a little TLC and crying out for a tearoom !More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank liverlover-49
Dugald S, Owner at Winsford Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thanks for your honest review. If you met me when you were visiting, you will remember that I am wheelchair bound and that gardening to an immaculate standard is an impossibility. I keep the gardens to act as an inspiration and resource for my painting....More

Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

As a keen gardener we searched for places of interest for our mini break in West Devon. Found this amazing gem, down a small country lane. We were greeted with written information about the garden and planting. Would thoroughly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This lovely garden is reached down a fairly rough road, but is well worth the visit. The owner of the property is very happy to discuss his garden. It is very sheltered and there is very little bare soil for weeds to get a foothold....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank lse526
Reviewed September 24, 2015

The approach to the garden along a gravel lane was interesting in itself, but the actual garden was a delight. We were greeted warmly by the owner, who took time to explain about the garden and its origins and to point us in the right...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is an amazing garden. Quite unlike other gardens you can visit. Unbelievable numbers of butterflies around. I absolutely love it. The owner Dugald Stark is an artist, and his paintings are as full of colour and happiness as his garden. It is wonderful. Well...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Caroline S
Reviewed August 25, 2014

I didn't know what to expect at first. I was quite amazed with this almost hidden but very delightful garden. You also get a sence of its Victorian historic atmostphere. It was well worth the visit. It was a last minute exploring of the countryside....More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The garden is really beautiful! It has been set out by a brilliant plantsman during the renovation of the site, with a mix of shrubs and perennials now maturing nicely. The current owner gave us a friendly welcome, and chatted about the history and the...More

Date of experience: August 2013
4  Thank Remembrance
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We weren't sure of what we'd find when we got here due to some of the mixed reviews online but we're so glad we did take the time to visit. On arrival we were met by the owner, Dugald, who gave us a brief history...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank PCatterall
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