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The Gardens

Sharpham has been a dwelling since the 14th century but the present Palladian Mansion was built in the 1760s.

The gardens have been through many changes over the years and are set in a Lancelot Capability Brown landscape, one of only four in Devon.

There are 19th century pleasure gardens around the house and the formal terraced gardens were designed by Percy Cane in the 1960s.

Ruth and Maurice Ash bought the Sharpham Estate in 1962, and Ruth especially put much time and effort into rejuvenating and developing the present grade II* listed landscape lying within formal gardens.

IMG_0560 terrace and borders with vineyard in distance for web
IMG_0550 formal garden 1 for web

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  • What a delightful experience - the beauty of the staircase, the lillies in the hall, the delicious food, the gentle welcoming staff - to say nothing of the view! I hope to return.
  • Penny, Exeter University
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If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Gardener Tel: 01803 732803 Email:gardener@sharphamtrust.org

Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT