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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Stone Farm
Newton Abbot
TQ13 8JU

5 acres

01647 231311

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Opening Hours

Daily, 10am–6pm.


Non-member adult £5.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies Fri.


  • Accessible facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Toilets


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn colour
  • Bog garden
  • National Plant Collections
  • Pond or lake
  • Sculpture
  • Water garden
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Winter garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

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This spectacular five-acre woodland and water garden on the edge of Dartmoor National Park enchants and inspires in every season. Famous for National Collections of birch and alder trees and naturalistic design, the garden is threaded with pools and streams, while gleaming tree bark in a myriad of shades is enhanced and complemented by a varied tapestry of shade-loving plants.

Stone Lane Gardens started life back in the 1970s initially as a private water garden, and then as space for Kenneth Ashburner to start planting the birch and alder trees he was collecting on trips abroad. Gradual and artfully planned landscaping created the framework of the garden you see today – a garden crammed full of unusual and beautiful trees, many of them rarely seen in the UK.

Every summer the garden hosts the popular Mythic Garden sculpture exhibition, an important showcase for West Country artists since 1992, with work placed artfully among the trees. It is an ideal place to bring the family, as children love to discover the sculptures, tucked away around every corner of the gardens.

Please see the website for details of our Summer Sculpture Exhibition.

Plants of special interest

  • Conifers
  • Ferns
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Irises
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Wildflowers

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.