Page five from Devon, these photos are from Overbecks Garden, run by the National Trust. It is located at the entrance to the Salcombe Estuary, just south of Salcombe, for a map of the area click here. Dogs are not welcome in the gardens or museum unfortunately, but there are a lot of coastal walks to be taken from the car park, with spectacular views.
|The gardens are not that big, 6 acres, but it is the collection of plants that makes the gardens stand out, made possible by the warm microclimate here. The garden was created in the early 20th century with a distinct Mediterranean feel.|
|Car parking was on the twisty road up to the gardens as there is only a very small car park at the gardens. There is also a National Trust tea room here with some yummy looking cakes and a NT shop.|
|There are good views of the Salcombe Estuary from the gardens. For more details of admission and access details click here, for the National Trust website.|
|The museum here, although we didn't visit, is filled with the eclectic collections of the scientist Otto Overbeck, who lived here from 1928 to 1937. Photo on the left, I think is a Red Admiral Butterfly.|