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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 our visitors say

  • I was staying in the house this weekend as a helper on the Wild Swimming course. I meant to complete the form from my room but forgot so I thought I would email to let you know how much I enjoyed staying at Sharpham. Fabulous house and grounds, lovely, clean rooms and wonderful meals. Harriet was very kind and helpful - and a super cook.
  • Stef
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Thursday 24 April 2014

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Grand Opening of Sharpham Meadow

Saturday 26 April 2014

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Hatha Yoga April

Monday 28 April 2014

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Get in touch

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