Manor Gardens, Exmouth, Devon
During the summer months Exmouth can get busy, so if you feel you need to escape the crowds down by the beach, go to Manor Gardens and there, you should find a quiet space where you can take 5 and enjoy the calm. The gardens lie between the town and the seafront and are set out in the style of a typically Victorian landscape with railings, rose beds, topiary, herbaceous borders and because of the climate along this part of the coast, there are sub-tropical plants. A big feature of Manor Gardens is the carpet bed which is planted out with great care to form a picture.
The gardens were once part of the grounds of an old manor house that was set into the hillside with commanding sea views. It was demolished in 1894 and now there is no trace of it, but these traditional town gardens still offer a place for rest and quiet, just as those grounds once would have. It’s the kind of place you might head to with a sandwich you’ve had made in town, or where you might take the tinies to run about and let off a bit of steam. On the edge of the gardens there’s a tea room so you might want to amble over for a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake.
During the summer Manor Gardens play host to events, with live music, theatre and a huge Picnic in the Park.
All information correct at the time of writing