Making a Weekend of Visiting The Sitting Spiritually Garden: Our Favourite Gardens To Visit

As we all breathe a collective sigh of relief at the (almost) total return to normality and the freedom to visit our favourite places, or discover new ones, the Sitting Spiritually Garden is open and looking forward to receiving visitors (by appointment only, please call us to arrange), where you can have chance to experience the bliss of a Swing Seat yourself, in a stunning rural and coastal location.

So we thought you may also like to consider making a trip of it when you visit our beloved West Country, and take in some spectacular other local gardens whilst you are in the area, all near, or relatively near, the Sitting Spiritually Garden (we have provided distances for you)

Burrow Farm Gardens

5.35 miles away (EX13 7ET)

East Devon’s Secret Garden has 13 acres of lovingly designed gardens with colour throughout the year. This peaceful oasis has a variety of different planting styles which complement the stunning rural views. Taste the different design styles within the garden and appreciate the naturalistic planting.  Please keep a look out for a special feature blog on Burrow Farm Gardens soon. 

Dogs welcome on leads.  Find our Heart Back Swing Seat there.

Forde Abbey

6.83 miles away (TA20 4LU)

For an in depth view of Forde Abbey, read world renowned garden designer Isabel Bannerman’s feature on her favourite garden:  Read more here 

Dogs welcome on leads.  Forde Abbey have three of our swing seats in the garden.

Absolutely gorgeous Instagram, well worth a follow

Mapperton

18.1 miles away (DT8 3NR)

Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden deep in a lost Dorset valley among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden.  There is a stunning orangery and the house itself has been used in many famous films.  In 2020 Mapperton was voted Historic Houses Garden of the Year.

Also on Instagram, Head Gardener Steve Lannin and also Mapperton Estate are both really worth following for some super stunning images

Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

16.06 miles away (DT34LA)

An 18th-century garden with rare plants and notable magnolia and camellia blooms, plus a restaurant. The Garden is a mixture of formal and informal flowers, world famous for its Camellia groves and magnolias. Noted in Dorset for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections and the charming Victorian Garden. Don’t miss stunning views of the Dorset Jurassic Coast from the viewpoint at the top of the Magnolia Walk, see main image below.

Dogs welcome on leads. Find two of our swing seats there.

RHS Garden Rosemoor

52.61 miles away (EX38 8PH)

For an inspirational and a relaxing day out, RHS Garden Rosemoor is an enchanting 65-acre garden. Rosemoor is a garden of intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted, retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides. Whatever the season, the exciting colours, scents and textures mean that all your senses will be stimulated, and with both formal and informal gardens - as well as woodland walks, water features and open spaces - there is something for children and adults alike to enjoy time and again.

Find three of our swing seats at Rosemoor.

The stunning view of the Jurassic Coast from Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens
The stunning view of the Jurassic Coast from Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

And if you’re looking for somewhere to rest your head for the night, we are happy to make these suggestions:

  • Lympstone Manor, EX8 3NZ
    01395 202040
  • The Pig at Combe, EX14 3AD
    01404 540 400
  • Dower House, DT7 3RB
    01297 210 47
  • Hotel Alexandra, DT7 3HZ
    01297 442 010
  • Seaside Boarding House, DT6 4RB
    01308 897 205

Posted by Siobhan on May 13th 2021


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