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Dewstow Hidden Gardens Amazing Place

By achieverswales
Thanks for all your good wishes yesterday my friends, last Saturday I had a Trip to this amazing place, next year if you are looking for somewhere different to visit I recommend this place, you also have the ruins of Roman town and fort near, below some info.

Dewstow House was built before l804, when John Proctor (d. l837) lived there. Dewstow Gardens were built after 1895 and buried after World War II. Rediscovery and large scale restoration of the gardens began in 2000. There is a labyrinth of tunnels interconnecting underground grottoes, ponds, tropical glass houses, rock garden and an alpine garden.

Imagine discovering a lost garden with tunnels and underground grottoes buried under thousands of tonnes of soil for over 50 years. Thatís what happened at Dewstow gardens. Built around 1895 the gardens were buried just after World War Two and rediscovered in 2000. The gardens contain many ponds and rills but interestingly a labyrinth of underground grottoes, tunnels and sunken ferneries. The rock gardens are made up of a mixture of real stone and faced stone using various types of Pulhamite.

Tags: Flowers Underground Birds Lakes Waterfalls Gardens Flowers and plants Water features Dewstow

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
24 Oct 2012 12:21AM
From your description it seems there's as much to be seen underground as above in this site, and a place you could return to over and over again.
Your set here gives a flavour on what's on offer visually and it's a spot I could while away many an hour, I'm sure.
If I had to pick favourites, Trev, it would be V 2 and 4.
Very nice set documenting the place.

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24 Oct 2012 12:28AM
Excellent images Trev, my favourites are Vi and V5,
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
24 Oct 2012 12:35AM
Very lovely. V4 & V2 for meSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 1:41AM
Fascinating collection from which 2 & 7 are my joint favourites.
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
24 Oct 2012 2:02AM
What a magnificant place, V3 & 8 are by best choice but then they are all lovely.

24 Oct 2012 2:14AM
Most interesting V9
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 2:51AM
Great series.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
24 Oct 2012 5:00AM
Great series of photos - seems to be an amazing place ! Love the rich variety of colour Smile Thanx for sharingGrin
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
24 Oct 2012 6:12AM
A fascinating place, Trev, somewhere to visit time and time again, and always spot something new. A grand set of images, swith V.2 being my favourite for the excellent composition. Carol
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:28AM
Great set..the lot for me Trev, but a wee but! I
really like V4 and the movement of the water captured
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:35AM
Excellent all round.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:41AM
I like the lot and really cannot choose a favourite today!
7 10 10 England
24 Oct 2012 8:23AM
Sounds a delightful pace and this set of excellence whets the appetite. V3 and V4 stand out for me. Imagination working overtime and I see an ancient looking face on the righthand side of V4!!!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
24 Oct 2012 8:29AM
It sounds, and looks, a fascinating place, Trev. A fine set with v2 catching my eye particularly.

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
24 Oct 2012 8:32AM
Wonderful set and a fascinating write up Trev.

24 Oct 2012 10:02AM
It certainly was a grand and magical find indeed.
I have seen this on TV and looks like a fascinating place to visit a fine set documenting the various aspects. All winners and V2 and 4 stand out for me as well

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 11:33AM
A wonderful set of images which would take all day to comment on, but I'll narrow it down to,
choosing V1 and V2 for colour, love the fernery in V3 and maybe my favourite is V4 with the pool , it's overhanging rocks
and 'waterfall'. the 'fuschia's got me mystified in V7 - looks like it is in the rock pool.Love the sweep of the garden in V8.
V9 is most interesting and intriguing and the house so well composed in V10 with lovely sky.
Like the word 'rill' - reminds me of christening hymn "By cool Shalomn's (wrong spelling) shady rill, how sweet the lily grows.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
24 Oct 2012 2:47PM
It truly is an amazing place, Trev, and a wonderful set of images here - it's impossible to pick a fave, they are all equally delightful Wink
Trev Smile
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
24 Oct 2012 3:24PM
What a wonderful set of images, all very beautiful indeed .
Tibetan 4 3 England
24 Oct 2012 4:31PM
V2. great photo's all favourite, very good set in all, nice interesting place, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:20PM
Hi TrevGrin what a lovely set! My faves are V3 and V4, they are all lovely though, something is running slow, either Epz or my computer, so taking ages to load the versions................ I may have more favesWink
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 8:24PM
great set I like the building in V10 and the colour and detail in V5 but also the composition of the lead photo - great work
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
24 Oct 2012 10:16PM
A wonderful set of imagesSmile

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