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United Kingdom - Devon - Exeter

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About the Killerton

The gardens were first laid out by Sir Thomas Acland, 7th Baronet, and his agent, John Veitch, when the house was rebuilt in 1777. Later, Veitch founded a famous firm of nurserymen which sent plant hunters (including the Lobb brothers and Ernest Wilson) all over the world to bring back new species, many of which found a home in Killerton garden. The garden was developed by successive generations of the Acland family. In the 1920s Sir Frances Acland, 14th Baronet, supported Captain Kingdon-Ward's plant-hunting expeditions to the Himalayas, which brought new rhododendron species to Killerton. The herbaceous border and terrace were laid out in the early 20th century by William Robinson.

Main Address:
Devon EX5 3LE United Kingdom

Telephone: 07786661602
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Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mike Calnan
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alison Crook - Plant Collections Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 50.79185717
    Longitude: -3.452990055
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes