Book a Visit
Times of Visits
Visiting times are 10am – 4.30pm, Monday – Thursday.
Special arrangements may be possible for garden visits during Friday to Sunday and weekday evenings. However, catering facilities are by special arrangement outside the stated hours.
Pre-booked Visits Only, Charges
Pre booking by telephone or email is essential, for which the single adult admission is £7.50 and £7.00 for groups of 10 or more adults. Children under 16 are free. All entry receipts are given to our charities, see below.
Limitless coffee/tea with biscuits – £4.25
Limitless coffee/tea with a selection of cakes – £7.50
Devon cream tea – £7.50
Tea with a selection of cakes – £7.50
Refreshments can be served in the conservatory and, weather permitting, on the lawn. Undercover seating capacity is limited to about 26. Larger parties can be accommodated by arranging two sittings. Final numbers and special dietary requests must be confirmed one week ahead.
We request BACS prepayment one week in advance. Please contact us for the account details.
Access and Parking
For GPS navigation enter the postcode EX9 6AL, otherwise you will be sent down a very narrow lane and up a back drive.
Car parking facilities on tarmac are adequate for about 20 cars. If a greater number is expected, please book ahead to ensure that a field is available. We ask the group organiser to send someone ahead to assist with car parking.
Access for large coaches is difficult. The width of the drive between the two front entrance pillars is 4.09 metres. As the main drive is at a slight angle to the main road, coaches should always approach from the B3178 Budleigh Salterton – Exmouth road, turning left into the drive, and not from the centre of Knowle Village. For large parties, two small coaches are preferable. Forty-seater coaches with an experienced driver can usually manage the turn, but the coach company should be warned in advance.
Disabled access to the formal gardens is adequate. Most of the woodland gardens are gently sloping and are not suitable for wheelchairs. There are benches, seats and picnic tables spread throughout the gardens and woodland.
All proceeds from opening the gardens, including any profits on catering, are donated to The Lindsay-Fynn Trust, a registered charity No: 272846, founded by Sir Basil Lindsay-Fynn in the 1970s. It makes an annual donation to the National Garden Scheme and also supports numerous local charitable causes.
For further details or to make booking, contact –
Mrs Angela Holland
Tel: 01395 445894
Fax: 01395 441100
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