The Garden Guide

Killerton House and Garden

A handsome eighteenth century house with a hillside garden. There are fine lawns and views of Dartmoor. It is a Victorian garden with three features of historic interest: (1) an arboretum made by the famous Exeter nurseryman, John Veitch, (2) a large rock garden in an old quarry, (3) a parterre designed by William Robinson, with Coade stone urns (see glossary - Coade stone). Since Robinson is known to history as the advocate of Wild gardens, the parterre at Killerton, like the parterre at Robinson's own house, is a feature of some curiosity. Graham Stuart Thomas records that the head gardener at the time said that 'it of course spoilt the park, starting as it does and ending nowhere, I got into bad odour condemning it'.

The national Trust also opens a nearby cottage garden: Budlake Old Post Office Garden.

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Charlie Dave ©

Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, England, EX5 3LE

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