Entries by Anna Imrie

TWELFTH NIGHT – tickets go on sale

Tickets at all prices are now available from the website SHOP>Tickets for Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT performed outdoors by The Three Inch Fools touring theatre company on Wednesday 24 August 2022 at 7pm. Bring a seat or a rug and a picnic. Dress for the weather forecast on the day. Tickets are non-returnable. Adult single ticket: […]

TWELFTH NIGHT in August 2022

The trustees of Stone Lane Gardens are pleased to announce that The Three Inch Fools touring theatre company, who have so successfully performed at Stone Lane Gardens on three previous occasions, have been engaged to perform Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ outdoors on Wednesday, 24 August 2022. Further details to follow. Tickets will be on sale via […]


The Tea Room is now closed for a winter break. The beautiful Garden remains open every day of the year! Thank you to all our friends and visitors for your support in the Tea Room in 2021 – we will reopen the tea room in 2022 from Apr to Oct. Please check here for the […]

National Open Gardens Scheme – 9th and 16th October

Open for charity, the Gardens can be visited from 10am till 6pm under the National Open Gardens Scheme on two days this year, Saturday 9th October and Saturday 16th October. Entry is charged at the usual rate of 5.00 for adults and 2.50 for children, which is collected on behalf the NOGS combined charities, details […]

The Seed is Sown – Wildflower Meadows at Stone Lane Gardens

Last Friday, 17 September 2021, saw trustees and some of our team of Gardens volunteers out in the fields, known as June’s Meadow and Kenneth’s Meadow, sowing by hand on specially prepared land, seeds which will generate wildflower meadows for visitors to enjoy in years to come. We are grateful to the donors who provided […]

Major Tripadvisor Award for Gardens

Stone Lane Gardens has won the Tripadvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice Award, meaning that the Gardens are in the top 10% of World-wide attractions that constantly deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the Globe. The Garden earned consistently positive reviews and ratings, often 5 stars, over the past year. The Award states that “In this particularly […]

Chagford Conservation Group help at the Gardens

Chagford Conservation Group was at Stone Lane Gardens today to help gardens manager Paul Bartlett with some very necessary thistle pulling in the new plantation. Since the contract ended with a local farmer to graze sheep in the field now known as Kenneth’s Meadow, thistles have taken over in a newly planted area which will […]

Car charge – all electric!

Stone Lane Gardens, thanks to a government grant, has installed an electric car charging point mainly for the use of staff, volunteers and trustees. Two electric cars can be charged up at the same time. The power is supplied, in the most part, from our own solar array. Electric car owners can download the App […]

A brilliant, brilliant evening!

“What a brilliant, brilliant evening” was just one comment from an audience member who came to see the production ROBIN HOOD last night at Stone Lane Gardens. The Three Inch Fools theatre company really excelled themselves and left the audience in awe of their acting skills, comic timing and musical abilities. Staged in the field […]

Devon Life – in print

The latest edition of Devon Life magazine ‘Summer Special 2021’, published this month (July), contains a double page spread by Abigail Leighton-Boyce describing the concept of the show and complimenting change-maker Nick Parker on our Summer Sculpture Exhibition and its regeneration. The feature, ‘A Creative Space’, can be found on pages 98 and 99, together […]

Black Sheep Art

Nicola Turner, this year’s Ashburner Prize winner, has used part of her prize money to buy up 23 Black Sheep fleeces, advertised locally on Facebook, for her studio work. Sadly these days, farmers are struggling as sheep wool has almost no value. But for Nicola, and a local sheep farmer, it has been a godsend […]

Wild Flower Meadow opens at Stone Lane Gardens

The field known as June’s Meadow, which up until this year was just a grassy sheep pasture, is now open to Gardens visitors. The entrance is near the Tea Room and by following a winding path, mown through the flowers which have appeared in the absence of sheep, a spectacular view of Dartmoor is revealed.

ROBIN HOOD – Theatre in the Trees

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the trees! Thursday, 8 July is the evening when our wonderful professional travelling theatre company, The Three Inch Fools, will be staging its next open air production at Stone Lane Gardens. ROBIN HOOD promises to be a gloriously light-hearted and fun-packed production, ideal for children and adults of all […]

Our honey bees enjoy Phacelia in the nursery

In June, Phacelia not only looks lovely in between the young saplings in the tree nursery, but is useful as well. It is planted as a ‘Green Manure’ crop and the honey bees from our hives buzz happily among the purple flowers ready to make their honey.

New Tea Room to Open

The trustees of Stone Lane Gardens are pleased to announce that Planning Permission has been granted by the Dartmoor National Park Authority for a Tea Room for garden visitors. The Tea Room will be situated in an old barn and will serve tea, coffee, cakes and cream teas. Details about opening times will be available […]


The Corona Virus situation can change very quickly. Please check the current government guidelines before you set out to visit the garden. For your own safety and the safety of others, please follow all Coronavirus government health guidelines and restrictions.  If the government criteria allow you to visit go to the Your Visit page on […]

Volunteers give helping hands at Stone Lane

A new mixed broad-leaf Devon hedge was planted today at Stone Lane, by the brilliant volunteers of Chagford Conservation Group. In due course, the hedge will provide good habitat and become an effective screen between the Gardens’ land and our neighbour’s buildings. Stone Lane Gardens wants to warmly thank all such volunteer groups who do […]