If you’re looking to explore the essence of the English country garden, then North Devon is a great place to start! A North Devon gardens tour provides variety, contrast and some of the most beautiful natural scenery England has to offer.
The oceanic climate of the region delivers milder winters than most parts of the UK and all year precipitation which brings a distinctive lushness to the green and rolling hills which characterise this part of the world. Plants and flowers thrive in this part of the world – the parish of Braunton for example is one of the most bio-diverse in the country, with 470 species of flowering plant found on Braunton Burrows (a UNESCO biosphere) and 11 species of orchid alone.
Over the years, cultivators have made the most of this environment, and a North Devon garden tour reveals some real treats for garden aficionados. The Carlton Hotel in Ilfracombe provides a great location to explore the region’s gardens.
With a great choice of coastal and country gardens to be enjoyed, you get to take in the very best of the area and it’s magnificent views. And, when you base yourself at the Carlton, you are at the centre of a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and within a unique UNESCO biosphere. North Devon changes so much across the seasons, whether you’re looking for a sunny Summer stroll or a Winter walk in some of England’s finest gardens there’s so much for you to choose from.