Tapeley Park and Gardens

Tapeley Park and Gardens, Westleigh, Devon, England

In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, Tapeley Park and Gardens has made the difficult decision to close to members of the public until further notice. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media pages where we will post updates as the situation progresses.

Tapeley Park and Gardens is located in the parish of Westleigh, Tapeley Park sits high on a hill with stunning views overlooking the River Torridge and the North Devon coastline. Home to the Christie family for two centuries, Hector Christie is the current custodian of the estate.

Tapeley Park, with its grand designs and sweeping views, is characterised by stunning scenery and a real sense of history. The Tapeley Park estate, as it appears now, was established in the 1800's, when the house and gardens were given a neo-classical make over by then lady of the house, Lady Rosamund. The visionary tradition has been continued by her great grandson, Hector Christie, who has been championing the importance of organic food long before it became an established feature on grocery shop shelves.

The beauty of the Tapeley landscape comes from the age of the estate. It's old gardens, which include landcsaped Italian Terraces and a Victorian era lake situated in a tranquil wooded ravine, project a majesty that only time can bring. Tapeley is a place where the past sits happily beside the present. Privately owned, its grounds also house a range of sustainability projects, from a straw bale house to one of the oldest permaculture gardens in the UK.

The gardens are open to the public six days a week (closed on Saturdays), from 10am - 5pm. Visitors can explore the grounds and are free to bring their own picnic or pop in to the tea rooms for cream teas, drinks and snacks (prepared with ingredients fresh from the Tapeley gardens).

Please note that tours of the house can also be arranged by prior appointment only through the gift shop (01271 860897).

Please see our Website for Opening Dates:

Sunday - Friday 10am - 5pm (Closed Saturdays)

Prices: Adult (£6), Child (£4), Senior/student (£5), Family (£15), Season ticket (£20/£12)

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