Meet the Artists – 2nd August

July 26, 2021
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 ni...

Chagford Conservation Group help at the Gardens

July 21, 2021
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 ...

Car charge – all electric!

July 15, 2021
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 dow...

And for our next production – tickets are on sale

July 9, 2021
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 s...

A brilliant, brilliant evening!

July 9, 2021
“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 tim...

Devon Life – in print

July 1, 2021
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. ...

Black Sheep Art

June 24, 2021
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...

Wild Flower Meadow opens at Stone Lane Gardens

May 29, 2021
The field known as June’s Meadow, once a 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, a spectacular view of Dartmoor is revealed.

Jacobs Sheep at the Gardens

May 16, 2021
Some new, self-powered, lawn mowers arrived at Stone Lane Gardens this week and have started their important new  job in Easter Wood.

MOOR OTTER – at Stone Lane Gardens

April 15, 2021
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

April 15, 2021
We serve refreshing tea, Fair Trade coffee, delicious cakes and Devon cream teas every Fri, Sat, Sun (+ Bank Hols) between 12 noon and 5pm..unless the weather is very bad!  This week in addition to the weekend we also hope to open on Mon, Tues and Thurs.  The Tea Room is staffed by our fantastic ...

ROBIN HOOD – Theatre in the Trees

April 5, 2021
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-pack...

Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” – tickets

March 17, 2021
Tickets are available for the outdoor performance on Sunday 15 August of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” from our on line shop. Tickets are purchasable in advance only and are non-returnable. See performance details listed under Upcoming Events.  

Greater Dartmoor Leaf Grant Application

February 15, 2021
Greater Dartmoor LEAF Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund 2015 – 2020 Update:  We are awaiting the outcome of our current bid.  We hope to bring news and details of what this will help us achieve very soon.   The LEAF programme has successfully allocated all available funds and an...

Our honey bees enjoy Phacelia in the nursery

June 18, 2020
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

May 17, 2020
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 tim...

CORONAVIRUS: GARDENS

March 21, 2020
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 y...

Volunteers give helping hands at Stone Lane

February 26, 2020
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...

POSTPONED: Moor Otter at Stone Lane Gardens 2020

November 18, 2019
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...

Beekeeper’s Apprentice Wanted

July 24, 2019
Our beehives are owned by Blackaller Bees and maintained by Peter Hunt. Peter would welcome an apprentice to assist him. If you are interested in beekeeping, please contact peter@beesindevon.co.uk. Experience would be useful, but is not necessary. www.beesindevon.co.uk

RHS Partner Garden: Stone Lane Gardens

January 30, 2019
The trustees of Stone Lane Gardens are delighted to announce that the Garden has become and RHS Partner Garden. Stone Lane is the only Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden within the Dartmoor National park and is just 25 miles from RHS Garden Rosemoor. Holders of RHS membership cards are we...

Win £25,000 – Stone Lane Gardens joins the local Lottery

December 3, 2018
Stone Lane Gardens has become a beneficiary charity of the local lottery, set up by South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils, SeaMoor Lotto. Tickets cost just £1. Every week the top prize is £25,000 with lots of other lovely prizes on offer to enjoy too. Simply go to www.seamoorlotto.c...

Virtual garden tour

August 22, 2017
Click here to see a short video of Stone Lane Gardens.

Radio Devon interview – Toby Buckland talks to our Garden Manager

August 14, 2017
On Sunday 6th August, Radio Devon presenter Toby Buckland talked to our Garden Manager on his Gardening programme. You can hear the recording on our Youtube channel below:

Stone Lane Gardens adds a ‘Silent Space’

June 26, 2017
We have now partnered with Silentspace.org.uk to bring a very contemplative area to the garden. From now on, every weekend we reserve a secluded area of the garden where visitors can ejoy being silent without distraction. This area can be found by following the left hand path in the garden down p...