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Rectory Walled Garden, Mells

Selwood Street, Somerset, BA11 3PN
T: 01373 812597|

 A half acre, two bay walled garden, with the southern extent terraced and the boundary wall retaining. Former Rectory kitchen garden, herbarium, orchard and fruit terrace originally belonging to Glastonbury Abbey, then passing into the hands of the Horner then Asquith families following the dissolution of the monasteries. Adjacent to the 13th Century Tithe Barn.

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Parke Walled Garden (NT)

Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JQ
T: 01626 834750

2009 was the first productive year following the restoration of this 0.6 acre walled garden on the edge of Dartmoor. Now in partnership with Bovey Climate Action (Food Group) who adopted half the garden for local people to grow food communally. There is also an area for a local special needs group. The garden is free, but only open when a group is at work.

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Maristow Walled Gardens

Maristow, Devon, PL6 7PP

Private garden, visitors by appointment. On the banks of the River Tavy, just south of the Lopwell Dam, the gardens once provided produce for Maristow House, formerly the seat of Lord Roborough. 3 acres within the walls with another 2 outside. Two glasshouses awaiting restoration, mushroom house, stores, etc. volunteers sought:

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Heligan Gardens

Pentewan, nr Mevagissey, Cornwall, PL26 6EN
T: 01726 845100|

Series of four walled gardens with Heritage fruit and vegetable collections, glasshouses designed by Paxton, pineapple pit growing pineapples, frame yard, melon ground, peach house, citrus house, bee boles & back sheds, which have been enthusiastically restored to 19th century productiveness.

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Flete Walled Garden

Ermington, nr Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9NX
T: 01752 830577

Private ownership, Two acre walled garden divided into four compartments, in the process of reconstruction, but worth visiting for the seven Foster & Pearson glasshouses, gradually being restored by the owner.  

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Deans Court

Wimborne Minster, Deans Court, Dorset
T: 01202 849314.|

Privately owned, group tours are available.The kitchen garden of 3⁄4 acre is surrounded by a long ‘crinkle-crankle’ or serpentine wall. It was the first in the country to be accredited by the Soil Association. Adjacent to the walled garden are the enclosed rose garden and the apiary.        

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