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Ottery St. Mary,
Devon, EX11 1QT

01395 222382


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
May to September; Every Friday; 2pm - 5.30pm (Last house tour 4.15pm)
Late Spring and Summer Bank Holiday - Saturday, Sunday and Monday
NGS days:
21st May, 4th June, 2nd July & 10th Sept; 2pm - 5.30pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

By prior appointment. Please contact 01404 813511.

House Open for Viewing: Yes

Last house tour 4.15pm

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Fris: 27 May; 17 June; 8 July; Sun 28 Aug (2-5.30).

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Admission Prices

House & garden: Adult £7, Child £3
Garden only: Adult £3, Child £1
Season ticket for gardens £10
Group bookings 20+ £6 pp

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
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Garden Features & Events

Elizabethan manor house surrounded by 2-acre garden.

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Description of Garden

The beauty of Cadhay is in its simplicity.
Double sided herbaceous borders, backed by yew hedges contain a mixture of popular shrubs and roses.
Lawns and Irish yews lead you to the mediaeval stew ponds which are surrounded by native bog plants, Gunnera Manicata, Cotinus coggygria,Dogwood, weeping pear and Japanese cherry.
Arriving through an avenue of limes, other plants of note include Cosmea bipinnatus, Magnolia Grandiflora, dahlia hybrids and Echinacea purpurea. Whenever you visit there will be a wide selection of shrubs and perennials to enjoy.
Visitors can also wander through the walled kitchen garden with its allotment plots, chat with the resident gardeners, and enjoy tea with home made cakes in the rustic barn.

History Of Garden

The current house was built circa 1550 and the fine timber roof dating between 1420 and 1450 can still be seen. An Elizabethan Long Gallery was added early in the 17th century to form a unique courtyard with statues of sovereigns on each side described by Sir Simon Jenkins as one of the Treasures of Devon.