Useful information for your visit to the Forgotten Garden of Lewtrenchard
We Want You to Visit
Thousands of hours have been contributed to the Forgotten Garden of Lewtrenchard by many generous and committed volunteers. We want to share this stunning woodland with you and believe it has something to offer for everyone. You may only spend 15 minutes or 5 hours, we don’t mind, we just want you to enjoy it.
We ask three things of our visitors. Firstly, we want you to experience the magical qualities of the Garden. Secondly, we hope you can find your own peace and tranquility. Thirdly, we ask that you respect this area that has been lovingly restored and maintained. Please don’t litter and keep in mind that it neighbours a church, residences and a hotel (Lewtrenchard Manor).
Please Make a Donation
In the Garden woodland we have a contribution box. There is no suggested donation but we do hope you will make one. This helps to maintain the Garden, pay for larger scale restoration and secures the future of the woodland so it can be enjoyed by many generations. It can also be utilised for matched funding. Volunteers can help out in many different ways – you don’t have to swing a pickaxe!
Join as a Friend
We would love you to join our small but committed group of volunteers and members. You can either help out or just enjoy a wild garden walk. Your subscription gives you full access year round to marvel at the Garden during our changing seasons.
Enjoy the History
The Garden and surrounding area is steeped in history, especially relating to Sabine Baring-Gould and the Baring-Gould family. St. Peter’s, Lewtrenchard Church, was originally dedicated to St Petrock but nothing remains of this church. Of a 1261 rebuilding only a little of the west wall remains. It was rebuilt again in perpendicular style in 1520.
You can find out more about the Forgotten Garden history by clicking the buttons below:
Location Map & Parking
The Forgotten Garden of Lewtrenchard is quite easy to find (if you know how). The location is directly opposite Lewtrenchard Manor and adjacent to St. Peter’s Church.
Access & Parking
To gain access you will see a gate (pictured to the right or below) that is adjacent to the church car park. Parking is available in the church car park only. Please park sensibly and respect other patrons.
For Satnav users the nearest postcode is:
EX20 4PN (Lewtrenchard Manor).
Opposite Lewtrenchard Manor,
Devon EX20 4PN