Castle Drogo, owned by the National Trust, is the last castle to be built in England. Restoration of Edwin Lutyens’ granite masterpiece for the Drewe family is almost complete but 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, Lutyen’s more usual garden design partner.
Charge: £25.00 (National Trust Members £19.50)
Because of access restrictions numbers are restricted to 35.