DEVON - PAGE 5 - 21/09/03 (IMAGES FROM 06/09/03 - 13/09/03)


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.

To see the other pages from our visit click on the links. Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 6.

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.


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