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Subtropical Gardens to visit in Devon this Summer

Coleton Fishacre, near Kingswear Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the country home of the D’Oyly Carte family with its magical 30-acre garden where paths weave through glades, past tranquil ponds and tender plants in the moist and sheltered valley.

Blackpool Gardens, Blackpool Sands Blackpool Sands beach and an enticing green door lies a secret sub-tropical garden.

Overbeck's, Salcombe The seaside home of inventor and scientist Otto Overbeck is perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe, with amazing views over the estuary and coast. The gardens contain a hidden paradise of tropical plants, including palm trees, banana plants, citrus and olive trees.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, These magnificent Grade 1 listed gardens are set in the picturesque Otter Valley. The superbly landscaped park combines 18th century tranquility with modern amenities, featuring historic glasshouses, nature trail, maze, restaurant and shop

Devon Subtropical Garden An NGS garden with a variety of subtropical plants including Banana, Aroids, Brugmansia, Passion flower and Hedychium. Open in the summer and a must if visiting Devon.

Greenway, Kingswear, Devon The National Trust's Greenway, Devon, is the holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. Tucked away in the estates glasshouses in a meriad of subtropical delights for you to explore and well worth a trip.

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