I have visited the garden house at Yelverton twice this year and on both occasions was blessed with fantastic weather, the first time was in June when all the perennial’s and bedding plants were in bloom and the second time was in October at the onset of autumn. As a member of the Royal Horticultural Society entry is free on a Friday so that was the day to visit on both occasions.
Set in eight acres of stunning colour, you will find the garden house at Buckland Monochorum, Yelverton which is just of the main road between Plymouth and Tavistock in Devon, it is well signposted and there is ample parking , very good access is available for wheelchair users throughout the garden, a map is provided on entry so decisions can be made whether to go through the acer glade, straight down to the walled garden, the lake, or if in need of refreshments to visit the café, but once inside take time to admire the naturalistic planting, beautiful colours, trees and buildings as you meander through the garden pathways. Again it is very well thought out, the paths are nice and wide for wheelchair ease and benches are well placed for that little sit down and rest. There is a little shop by the café and on your departure there is a little spot to buy some reasonably priced plants.
The following photographs were taken during my first visit in June
My second visit was in October when the first flush of autumn was upon us, again it was a beautiful day, on entry I headed straight down to the acer glade to start taking my photographs, there was some stunning colours on display with the autumnal colours just starting to show, down to the walled garden to take in the colours of the dahlias, they put my own to a bit of shame, but gave me some ideas. I then proceeded around to the lake and just sat down admiring the light on the water and the dazzling colours of dragon flies going about their days work. Here are some of the photos that I took on my days visit.
The garden house is open from March until October daily and Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter, it really is a little jewel on the edge of the Dartmoor national park and well worth a visit, I shall be returning during the winter as there is a few little photo ideas that I would like to try out if the weather is right and failing that, there is always the spring to look forward to which can be quite magical.