To capture the full experience an early morning or late afternoon visit will definitely be the most rewarding time with the added bonus that you are likely to have the garden to yourself.
9.30am will be the best time for photography, with the dew lying like sparkling diamonds on the petals, leaves and closely cut lawns and the birds, bees and butterflies harvesting nectar and enjoying the early sunshine. From 5.00pm onwards the garden has a peaceful, restful atmosphere and the low light of the late afternoon sun creates real drama. The colours and contrasts of the flowers, lawns and pathways are richer, the light and shade patches of the terraces and arbours accentuated. In the still air you can savour the romantic scent of roses and you will probably hear the rustle of voles as they scurry through the borders and catch a glimpse of them as they disappear into their homes in the cavities in the granite walls.
Don’t miss out on this incredible gardening moment. Be inspired by the drama of the seasons currently being played out on this amazing out door stage set; a sumptuous yet secret garden set in the wilds of Dartmoor.