Woodland Wonders

Powderham’s Old Plantation contains a woodland wonderland – the American Garden.  Planted over two hundred years ago, with ornamental plants from the newly discovered Americas, the Garden is a treasure trove of elegant trees, ornamental shrubs and stunning woodland flowers.  Amidst all this lies a perfect Gothic pavilion, set in its own natural auditorium bedecked with daffodils in spring and rhododendrons through summer. Weddings here are accompanied by the songs of wildlife, with water birds dappling on the Leat, pheasant rustling in the undergrowth, and even a raven croaking overhead.

 

 

 

 

Take a look at this amazing video of a incredible wedding held in the American Garden earlier this year.

 

 For those with a sense of adventure, the Belvedere tower provides a venue and a view that is unrivalled in the South West of England, sweeping views over the Exe Estuary and much of East Devon. This remarkable tower is the most picturesque of ruins, sitting atop the Woodland Garden.