The Garden Guide

Killerton House and Garden

An 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. 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'.
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Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, England, EX5 3LE

All year. Daily. Open 10.30am to dusk.

Adult £7.40, Garden only £5.60

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