Castle Drogo

Enjoy the magnificent Terrace gardens with its wisteria and herbaceous borders, the Rose Garden and in the Spring, explore the Rhododendron Garden and the recently restored Chapel Garden. There are spectacular views over the Teign Gorge towards Dartmoor.

The formal gardens surrounding the castle were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens with George Dillistone responsible for the planting schemes. Dillistone bought his ornamantal plants from the family-run Veitch nurseries of Exeter. They employed over 20 plant hunters such as Ernest Wilson and Thomas and William Lobb to bring plants back to UK.

The Rhododendron Garden was created by Basil Drewe in 1940s and 1950s and includes camellias, magnolias and cherries.

For more photographs of Castle Drogo, have a look at my Instagram account @visitgardens

Castle Drogo was given to the National Trust in 1974.

National Trust members visit for free.


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Address: Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB View map Phone: 01647 433306 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

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