Devon has an abundance of magnificent gardens to visit and even in the busiest of all summers for the county it is possible to find uncrowded places to enjoy only just slightly off the beaten track.
Burrow Farm Gardens is just such an example. It lies a short distance from Honiton and is just outside the village of Wilmington. It's about fifty minutes from Torquay and is an ideal place to visit as part of a day out exploring Honiton itself as well as areas of East Devon like Sidmouth.
The gardens sit on a hillside and have spectacular views across the stunning east Devon countryside. They are a mix of informal gardens and formal gardens and make great use of the location including the remains of a Roman quarry.
The gardens are dog friendly and have a pretty little tea room as well as a great shop with plants for sale. The plants are superb value for money and cheaper than most garden centres. So, loading up the car actually goes quite some way to paying for the entrance fee into the gardens!
With September just a few days away and with the crowds beginning to fade away there is even more reason to explore Devon's gardens in the last part of summer.