Burrow Farm Gardens
East Devon’s Secret Garden is a beautiful and secluded 13-acre garden with many unusual trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
A thatched stone summerhouse looks towards a lake and ancient oak woodland under planted with rhododendrons, azaleas and other woodland plants, a photographers dream. There is a bog garden created within an old Roman quarry. Azaleas flourish in the garden and Azalea Glade is a particularly tranquil and enchanted area of the garden.
The more formal Millennium garden features colour themed planting with a rill running through the centre into a formal pond. Particularly stunning later in the year is Grasses Garden which features Asters and ornamental grasses waving gently above the sunken path.
The wild flower meadow and wildlife ponds are a haven to dragon flies, bees and butterflies. The garden is carefully designed to provide interest throughout the year with early spring interest and superb autumn colour.
Opening Times: 30th March to 31st October, 10am – 6pm
Admission Rates: Adult £8.00, Senior Citizens £8.00, Children £2.00. (Note: Dogs allowed on leads)
Group Rates: Minimum Size: 10. Adults £6.00, Senior Citizens £6.00, Children £1.00
Facilities: Plant Sales, Shop, Restaurant
Disabled Access: Yes, partial
Toilets on Site: Yes.
Car/Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
Tours: Yes booking required.
Events: Yes – refer to website
Booking Contact: Mary Benger,
Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7ET
Telephone No: 01404 831285
Location: 31/2 miles west of Axminster, 61/2 miles east of Honiton. Brown tourist signs from the A35
Outdoor Theatre at Burrow Farm
20th July 2018 – The Princess and The Giant – Performed by the Folksy Theatre this show is filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters. Based on the childrens book by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Sarah Warburton Tickets on sale here now, for a show that’s sure to be a big hit with the kids. The Show starts at 3pm with gates opening 1 hour before
24th July 2018 - Loves Labours Lost outdoor theatre – Folksy Theatre return with this Shakespeare classic. This wonderful Shakespeare comedy is filled with Folksy’s touch of live music, audience interaction and downright sillyness. Gates open at 6pm with the show starting at 7pm.
12th August 2018– Old Herbaceous outdoor theatre – This charming one man play starring renowned actor Giles Shenton is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants. An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all is right with the world
“A DELIGHTFUL TALE, BEAUTIFULLY TOLD” The Reviews Hub
“WONDERFUL PRODUCTION.. DOWNTOWN ABBEY WITH GARDENING TIPS” Surrey Advertiser
2pm and 6pm showings available, bring along your folding chairs and enjoy this wonderful show
Visit website for how to book tickets.