Entries by Anna Imrie

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 […]

‘MEET THE ARTISTS’ next Saturday afternoon, 25 September

Artists exhibiting in our ‘Regeneration’ Sculpture Show will be at the Gardens to discuss their work, background and ambitions with art lovers from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday afternoon, 25 September. Come with friends or on your own and enjoy the Gardens and the show. Our Tea Room and Tea Garden will be open. Normal […]

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 […]

Last Chance for Sunday Evening Tickets

The Merry Wives of Windsor performance on Sunday evening is scheduled for 7pm, with gates opening at 6pm. Bring a picnic and a chair and dress for the weather. Forecast: Good! Tickets are available from Sally’s Newsagents Chagford and from the shop on this web site. www.stonelanegardens.com Pictured below is the audience, over 160 strong, […]

Meet the Artists – 2nd August

Art lovers will have the chance to meet some of the creators of this year’s sculptures currently on exhibition at Stone Lane Gardens, on Monday, 2 August from 1pm until 5pm. Totnes based artist Jan O’Highway says “Artists like to meet people because they ask questions and say nice things, and people like to meet […]

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 […]

And for our next production – tickets are on sale

Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR is to be staged outdoors in June’s Meadow at Stone Lane Gardens by The Three Inch Fools theatre company, on Sunday 15 August at 7pm, following on from their great success with ROBIN HOOD in July. Limited tickets are available via our web site shop.

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.

MOOR OTTER – at Stone Lane Gardens

Dartmoor is the setting again this year for the National Park’s Moor Otter Arts Trail. On view from 28 May 2021, Stone Lane Gardens hosts one of the sculptures ‘Otter and Cub’, beautifully painted by local artist Jo Thompson.

Garden Visitors’ TEA ROOM

We serve refreshing tea, Fair Trade coffee, delicious cakes and Devon cream teas every day (except Wed) 11 to 4,30 pm .. unless the weather is very bad!  The Tea Room is staffed by our fantastic volunteers. We aim to increase the tearoom opening in the weeks ahead so please check for updates. NB If you […]

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 […]

POSTPONED: Moor Otter at Stone Lane Gardens 2020

Due to the current outbreak of Corvid 19, Dartmoor National Park has postponed this show. Our otter will, therefore, go into storage for the time being.   Postponed: Otter Spotters, who enjoyed finding the locations in 2017, will be delighted to know that Stone Lane Gardens will be hosting a Moor Otter as part of […]