Join us for our free Open Garden event at Shilstone on Sunday 21st August from 12 noon – 4pm

Visitors are invited to explore parts of Shilstone’s incredible historic gardens, namely the North-Eastern Terraces giving stunning views across the house and down into the valley, and the valley itself with medieval fishponds, rills and cascades. You will also be able to see the Grotto and remains of the only known 17th century Italianate Water Theatre in the UK during your wander.

What’s more the Devon Rural Archive will also be open so that you can view our current exhibitions, browse our second hand book stall and chat with our team about the history of your house! 

Access to the Gardens and the Archive is free of charge. 

Whilst on site you may also like to enjoy some delicious treats from Polly Ann’s mobile country kitchen in the Archive courtyard. Polly Ann’s provides scrumptious, locally sourced, hot and cold food from a converted horse box. 

Please note that the gardens include steep slopes, rough ground and steps. Regrettably no dogs. 

*The boards below are just a sample of what Polly Ann’s can offer and other treats will be available.*

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Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, Devon, PL21 0TW

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