Burrow Farm Gardens will re-open on the 1st April 2022 

East Devon’s Secret Garden has lost some of its secrecy! In November 2021 it was named The Nations Favourite Public Garden in a competition run by The English Garden and National Garden Scheme. 

When looking for gardens to visit in the South West of England look no further!

East Devon’s secret garden is situated in the idyllic countryside between Axminster & Honiton. The 13 acre garden has colour throughout the year from the spring flowers through to the stunning Azaleas and Rhododendrons in May. Visit in late summer to see the Grasses Garden created to celebrate 50 years of Burrow Farm Gardens.


The Gardens


East Devons Secret Garden has 13 acres of lovingly designed gardens with colour throughout the year.

This peaceful oasis has a variety of different planting styles which complement the stunning rural views. Taste the different design styles within the garden and appreciate the naturalistic planting.

Tea Rooms


Relax and enjoy the fabulous surroundings and extensive views from our conservatory and tea rooom.

Delicious Devon cream teas featuring homemade scones, locally made cakes and homemade soup complement our range of freshly made sandwiches. Coffee, snacks and light lunches are available from 10am – 4.30pm.



Nursery open to garden and non garden visitors alike from 10am – 6pm every day between 1st April – 31st October.

The Nursery sells many of the special plants that are featured within the garden. Our friendly staff will be delighted to help you and Mary can provide extensive knowledge to help you choose just the right plant.

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1 month ago
Burrow Farm Gardens

We are delighted to announce that we have been named the Nation's Favourite Public Garden. This competition was run by the The NGS and The English Garden Magazine. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us!

www.theenglishgarden.co.uk/ngs/live-event/ - you can watch the awards video here
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Congratulations to you and all your team very well deserved - always love my visits to your beautiful gardens 🌳 🌺 🍁

Hooray ! Richly deserved, and huge congratulations are in order, to Mary and family and to the whole team. My favourite garden of all the many I have visited. ❤️ Looking forward to the start of next year’s visits. ☺️

How brilliant. You certainly deserve that award. I look forward to my next visit. Very well done.

Congratulations to all the team, so helpful and knowledgeable. It’s always such a pleasure to visit, we’re so lucky to have it on our doorstep. We’ll done Mary and Michael.

Huge congratulations, although we were sure you’d win! So very well deserved after decades of hard work, dedication and passion developing your lovely garden. Fantastic! x

So well deserved, congratulations to Mary and everyone who has worked over many years to create your wonderful garden. ⭐️

So pleased for you, your gardens are amazing and peaceful and I love visiting and will continue to do so. 👏🏻

Congratulations Mary, family and the team!! I’m so happy for you all and have very fond and fun memories of my wonderful time there living with you back in 1991. I think of you all often and it’s just fantastic you e been recognised for this marvellous achievement!! Lulu xxx

Congratulations, we visited your beautiful gardens for the first time whilst on holiday in September. We were more than happy to vote for you, and hope to visit again in the future.

Richly deserved, such a beautiful and inspirational garden. Well done to Mary & Family, staff and volunteers - congratulations to you all 💜

Congratulations well deserved, such a wonderful garden x

So well deserved! Many congratulations to you. Such a beautiful garden to visit - our favourite! Can’t wait til next April when you reopen. 👏 👏 🤩

Of course! Congratulations, that's wonderful news 🥳

Congratulations 👏🎊 we go to many gardens and yours is by far our favourite. Yours is just so special it's a wonderful place to enjoy throughout the season, we love it 🥰

So good to hear!! Mary you deserve this and more! And everyone who helped make Burrow farm such a special place ❤️

Well deserved, congratulations to you all. I love your garden, it’s beautiful at all times of the year.

Well done! A beautiful garden - we visited when on holiday from Lancashire. Plants bought have survived well. Thanks Chris for taking us here.

Fantastic news and well done Mary and team, we are so lucky to have such a fabulous garden on our doorstep. 👏👏👏

Fantastic news, many congratulations to all the family and team. I know it’s my favourite!

So well deserved! We recently had a great family day out with you - lots of open space for the kids and interesting plants and design ideas for us - and are looking forward to returning in the spring.

Congratulations well deserved x

Just wonderful news - well deserved. A truly beautiful garden. Congratulations to you all!

Congratulations to you all such a fantastic achievement xx

Hooray! Congratulations on the well deserved award!

Congratulations! I was there a couple of weeks ago and had the most wonderful day there.

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2 months ago
Burrow Farm Gardens

Autumn is well and truly here at the gardens with many of the trees putting on a good final show for the year. There's just over a week left to see the gardens for this year and to do a bit of Christmas shopping! ... See MoreSee Less

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Love your garden, have some wonderful photos taken this week to last me through until you open again and everything blooms in Spring!

Shame is not open slightly later as the autumn colour is much later this year

Beautiful Autumn 🍂

Sophie Bowater 😒 xxx

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Gardens Information

Entrance to garden: Adult £10.50

Children £2

Season Ticket £28

Dogs on leads welcome.

Wheelchair access to parts of the garden, tea room, shop and nursery.

Discount available for pre-booked groups of 10 or more

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Our Opening Times

East Devon’s Secret Garden open from 1st April – 31st October 10am – 6pm.