Overbeck’s Garden – National Trust

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September, 2021

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We enjoyed a staycation this year in a cottage at Frogmore creek near Kingsbridge in Devon. We are long time National Trust members and booked to go to Overbecks – a subtropical garden near Salcombe. We had visited many years ago when our daughter was small but had never had the opportunity to return until now.

What a delight! The gardens are divided into ‘rooms’ cut into the terraces and there are plenty of rare and exotic plants to enjoy at all times of the year and as we were there in early September the gardens were looking spectacular. The huge banana palm is worth a visit!! The fuchsias were in abundance too in a wide variety of colours.

We were particularly taken by the Statue Garden (used to be the tennis court) where there is a stunning bronze entitled ‘First Flight’ by Albert Bruce-Joy with an interesting story. I attach a photograph.

Don’t be put off by the single track drive up to Overbecks, Sharpitor but do book as parking is limited. It is certainly worth a visit and the views overlooking the Salcombe Estuary are wonderful. Take your camera.


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