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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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