Blackpool Gardens Outdoors
Blackpool Sands, Blackpool
Phone: 01803 771801
Welcome to the secret seaside gardens of Blackpool, South Devon. An unexpected, sub-tropical scene in a sensational South Devon setting.Not one filled with regimented ornamental flowerbeds, but a plantsmans garden that reflects a familys use of the land over the centuries and the social development of a small estate by a family rooted in the economy of the area. As recently as the 1970s, this garden regularly supplied vegetables and flowers to Londons markets.Follow the gently sloping paths that criss-cross through the trees and shrubs, catching glimpses of the sea as you go. Visit the Crows Nest and the path above the Captains Seat for spectacular views of Start Bay. On your way, study the different plants or take a seat and enjoy a few quiet moments.Before you know it, youll have climbed high above the ocean, youll have reached another country and feel at home in another time.A host of rare and unusual specimens, many from the Southern Hemisphere, have found a home here such as varieties of Leptospermums and Callistemons, Embothriums, Olearias and Pittosporums. These together with plants and shrubs from other parts of the world thrive in the gardens southerly, coastal location, while at the same time enjoying the protection from salt-laden winds afforded them by the dense evergreen belt of trees that lines the coastal road.Garden Opening TimesOpen every day from April to the end of September 10am to 4pm, subject to weather conditions.For further information, or to leave a message, please telephone 01803 771801.Private and school parties by prior appointment please.No dogs at any time please keep to the paths.Caution garden paths can be damp and slippery, so sturdy footwear is most advisable. A guide to the plants and shrubs will be available when you purchase your entry ticket from the car park attendant at Blackpool Sands car park.
AddressBlackpool Sands, Blackpool, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0RG
Opening timesOpen every day from April to the end of September 10am to 4pm
Entry costsEntry charges to Blackpool Gardens are £3.00 per adult children are free
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