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“October visit - garden past its best”
Review of Stone Lane Gardens

Stone Lane Gardens
Ranked #65 of 131 things to do in Exeter
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

We visited at the end of October when to be honest the garden is looking a bit run down and nothing like the pictures on their promotional leaflet or on this site. Probably better in the summer months when presumably there are more plants and sculptures to see. I did feel the entrance fee ( left in an honesty bowl!) was rather steep for a 45 minute walk. Look out for the rather hostile geese!

1  Thank lisalufc
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

We found this lovely secret garden on Tripadvisor as it was close to home and we could take an elderly aunt with us so she could get a little air. What a lovely surprise and enhanced by the beautiful sculptures and art work being exhibited around the grounds. It was very quiet and peaceful but the selection of trees was superb. Set in the garden of the farm we strolled around this idyllic setting and sat to listen to the birds and relax. We'll definitely go back to see it in a different season. Open water on site so care needs to be taken with children.

2  Thank Jgmg17
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Reviewed August 4, 2015

To see all the Sculptures was amazing, our grandchildren would have loved this as much as we have, well worth a visit for the day

1  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stone Lane gardens is an unexpected delight. After walking through a small birch plantation and farm you enter the sculpture gardens and a series of unusual, beautiful and downright odd encounters ensue. As you wander round the lovely garden, among the plants and trees and in clearings are sculptures, carvings and metal objects from shoebox size to larger than life. They peek out from bushes and in ponds, stand on tree stumps and plinths, dangle from trees and make a magical couple of hours of discoveries. I have returned to the same exhibition (they change each year) with another guest and found many exhibits that I missed the first time around; so take the time to get into the nooks and crannies and really for what is there. The garden is worth visiting in its own right - it is not formal but the boggy/wet areas and little paths and bridges are resplendent with plants and flowers both wild and introduced.

3  Thank Kerry C
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Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place is a brilliant small arboretum, with the added attraction of sculptures dotted about. There are also geese and chickens. If you love small trees especially with lovely bark you'll love this place

2  Thank Carole M
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