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United Kingdom - Devon - Tiverton

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About the Knightshayes

The original Victorian garden was designed by the celebrated landscaper Edward Kemp, but the present more extensive gardens owe much to the late Sir John and Lady Heathcoat Amory who gave Knightshayes to the National Trust in 1972. The Amorys together designed, planted and maintained growing collections of magnolia, rhododendron, unusual trees and shrubs, bulbs and herbaceous plants within their "Garden in the Wood". This is laid out beyond the formal lawns surrounded by battlemented yews, a topiary chase scene and a circular lily pool. Knightshayes is a collection of gardens linked together by design using plant texture and colour to provide interest from early springtime to the autumn.

Main Address:
Devon EX16 7RQ 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: 50.926427
    Longitude: -3.481047
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

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