Your chance to visit a unique Devon garden

PUBLISHED: 14:57 14 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:57 14 August 2014

The gardens of St Olave’s House, Murchington, near Chagford

The gardens of St Olave's House, Murchington, near Chagford

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A unique garden will be open to the public for a tea party in aid of Devon Development Education later this month.

The gardens of St Olave’s House, Murchington, near ChagfordThe gardens of St Olave’s House, Murchington, near Chagford

The gardens of St Olave’s House, Murchington, near Chagford, will be open from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, August 31.

The gardens offer 10 acres of variety ranging from cottage-style planting, immense stone terraced walling, Dartmoor leats, waterfalls, parkland bounded by the River Teign and views over the moor.

They are what remain of an estate established in the 19th century as a rural retreat for the vicar of St Olave’s Church, Exeter. The garden later declined but new owners have restored much of the original plan and added additional, more domestic scale, planting of their own.

This is a fundraising event to support the work of Devon Development Education, based at the Global Centre in Exeter, which exists to make the county a more welcoming place for everyone – through promoting global citizenship, celebrating Fairtrade and embracing cultural diversity in our schools and communities.

Tickets are limited, so book in advance, by email to dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk or by phoning 01392 438811.

Prices (to include refreshments): Adults £10, Under 16s £5, Under 11s go free. There is parking nearby.

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