Castle Drogo

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United Kingdom - Devon - Exeter

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Castle Drogo

The 20th-century Norman fantasy castle, high on Dartmoor, was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Julius Drewe, founder of the Home and Colonial Stores during the 1920's. The garden is the highest owned by the National Trust nationally. The formal Arts and Crafts gardens (Grade II*), was originally designed by George Dillistone, which are surrounded by architectural yew hedges. The garden contain herbaceous borders, a rose garden. a fragrant garden, a circular Croquet Lawn, a shrubbery and 4 Parrotia arbours under planted with ferns. There is also a Rhododendron Garden and Chapel Garden overlooking Dartmoor and Teign Valley.

Main Address:
Castle Drogo
Devon EX6 6PB United Kingdom

Telephone: 07786661602
Primary Email:

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: 50.69585279
    Longitude: -3.811161518
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

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