Knightshayes Garden

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Address and contact details
Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RH
Tel: 01884 253264
Fax: 01884 253264
Latitude: 50° 55' 28" N
Longitude: 3° 29' 39" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:The National Trust
Umbrella organisation:English Heritage, The National Trust
Head Gardener: John Lanyon
Contact person: John Lanyon
Total Staff:10, 2 students, 45 volunteers
Total Horticultural Staff:8
Accessions:As for The National Trust
Collections:As for The National Trust
Physical environment
Soil type:Acid red brown soil
Total area:262 acres
Area heated:1 glasshouse
Plant collection
Plants:26 000
Notable plants within the collection:
Tallest Quercus cerris in the British Isles
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Southern South America
Special genera within the collections:
Eucryphia, Azara, Cyclamen, Mahonia
Special collections:
Conifers, ICCP – 7 Genera, 7 Species, 7 Taxa, 9 Plants.
Chilean, ICCP – 18 Genera, 24 Species, 24 Taxa, 124 Plants.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Record System:National Trust's Woody Plant Catalogue
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
Teaching and Education:Unknown
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 11am-5.30pm summer
Guiding principles behind the collection
According to National Trust policy.
Location map
Location map

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