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Open parkland, unique woodland gardens and a walled garden.

  • 4.7

  • from 819 Google reviews

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About the garden

Knightshayes features a collection of different landscapes at very different scales, from the 250 acres of parkland and woodland to the 25 acres of formal and woodland gardens, down to 2.5 acres in the organic walled garden.

There is plenty to see in each of the areas, as the estate has been meticulously planned over years - with the formal garden the vision of Sir John and Lady Heathcoat Amory. Wander through these woodland glades and terraces to discover a diverse collection of woodland species in ‘the country’s only garden in the wood’. In the wider estate, there is an extensive collection of enormous and charismatic trees, scattered across the parkland - it’s perfect for exploring with the family (especially for dog-lovers!).

The organic walled garden continues to be productive, following the Victorian ethos of experimentation and development of new plant cultivars. It is home to more than 150 types of heritage tomatoes and many more rare varieties, such as ochre can be found growing in the garden.

Opening times

1 March - 31 October: 10am - 5pm 1 Nov - 28 Feb: 10am - 4pm Closed 24 - 26 December For evening opening and special events refer to garden's website.

Useful details

Garden area

250 Acres

Dog walking

undefined Yes - dogs on leads - Dogs are welcome in the parkland and woodland year round, however they must be on a lead in fields with livestock and under control at all times. Dogs on leads are welcome in the formal garden during winter only.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Yes, please ask at Visitor Reception on arrival.

Devon, EX16 7RQ

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Find the garden

EX16 7RQ
Sat Nav Postcode
EX16 7RQ
Public Transport
Dartline 398, Tiverton to Dulverton, alight Bolham, ¾ mile walk.
Otherwise Tiverton Parkway train station; Exeter to Tiverton (passing close Exeter Central train station), alight Tiverton 1¾ miles.
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 819 Google reviews

Pamela Stocks

a year ago


My grandfather and his brothers had worked in this garden in the early 1900's before WW1 so I have a personal interest. I grew up on the produce of my grandfathers' gardens, that was in part inspired by that. Learning about the garden is helping to put meat on the bones of several of my ancestors as well as it being a thoroughly delightful place to visit.

Suzanne Taylor

2 months ago


The setting is stunning. Staff in the house were very knowledgeable about the history and details in each room. Cafe menu choice limited but high quality. Too wet today for the gardens but we will revisit as they look amazing.

Michael and Julie Bowell

a month ago


The gardens of Knighthayes are beautiful and comprise of woodland with various walks, lawns, formal gardens, terraced gardens and a walled kitchen garden. The colours of the spring flowers, daffodils and bluebells are stunning, all located amongst a lovely scenic setting. Highly recommend visiting, especially on a warm sunny day to fully appreciate what is here.

Ande P

2 months ago


Didn't stay long, but from what we could tell this was a great national trust venue. Staff were friendly and the grounds were extremely well kept. Didn't get a chance to walk around the grounds but the setting was incredible so pretty sure the walks would have been to. Imagine even nicer on a sunny day.

Linda Naranjo-Hayakawa

2 weeks ago


Such a beautiful place during Spring 😍 Totally worth having a NT Membership when you discover gem like that. You can make a day out, plenty of walks and lovely little cafe with good selection of food.

Contact the garden

01884 254665

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