Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Devon
The last castle to be built in England; restoration of Edwin Lutyens’ granite masterpiece for the grocery magnate Julius Drewe is now complete, free of its cloak of scaffold. The 1920s garden is fully resplendent with its lavish and colourful planting. Originally conceived by Lutyens to be seen from the castle itself, the garden was detached from the building at the owner’s insistence and George Dillistone who had designed previous gardens for Drewe was commissioned to complete the work rather than Gertrude Jeckyll, Lutyens’ more usual garden design partner.
Magnolias, camellias and other spring flowering shrubs enjoy the acid soil near the ramparts.
Charge for NT members £12.50 (Bring your NT membership card with you)