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The Croft

Barnstaple

1 acre plantswoman's garden featuring exotic Japanese garden with tea house, koi carp pond and cascading stream, tropical garden with exotic shrubs and perennials, herbaceous borders with unusual plants and shrubs, bog garden with collection of irises, astilbes and moisture-loving plants, duck pond. Exotic borders, new beds around duck pond and bog area, large collection of rare and unusual plants.
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    Gardeners World TV programme visited the garden in August 2018 and spent a day filming assisted by Toby Buckland covering many aspects and feathures of the garden which then appeared in the the TV programme on 5th October 2018. Following this visit Toby Buckland wrote an article about the garden in Amateur Gardening Magazine which was published on 25th September 2018. This year will be the 30th year of opening under the NGS , during this period there has been numerous visits by individuals and groups from Holland, France, and Belgium and many other clubs and orginisations in the UK also many return visits by people who were overwhelmed by the garden and its diversity of the plants and other feathures.

Press and Media Coverage

Shown on Gardeners World TV programme on 5th October 2018. Feathured in Amateur Gardening magazine in 2016 and on 25th September 2018.

The Croft- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

Admission by donation

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening

This garden also makes a donation to North Devon Animal Ambulance.

Owner Information

Sam & Margaret Jewell
01769 560535

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How to find us

The Croft
Yarnscombe
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 3LW

8m S of Barnstaple, 10m SE of Bideford, 12m W of South Molton, 4m NE of Torrington.
  • More detailed directions
    From A377, turn W opp Chapelton railway stn. Follow Yarnscombe signs for 3m. From B3232, ¼m N of Huntshaw Cross TV mast, turn E and follow Yarnscombe signs for 2m. Parking in village hall car park.

More about The Croft

Gardeners World TV programme visited the garden in August 2018 and spent a day filming assisted by Toby Buckland covering many aspects and feathures of the garden which then appeared in the the TV programme on 5th October 2018. Following this visit Toby Buckland wrote an article about the garden in Amateur Gardening Magazine which was published on 25th September 2018. This year will be the 30th year of opening under the NGS , during this period there has been numerous visits by individuals and groups from Holland, France, and Belgium and many other clubs and orginisations in the UK also many return visits by people who were overwhelmed by the garden and its diversity of the plants and other feathures.

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