Rotary Gardens

Rotary Gardens

Rotary Gardens is a tranquil oasis located in Pilton, Barnstaple in the county of Devon, UK

This remarkable garden was donated to the community by a prominent local businessman and former mayor of Barnstaple William Henry Brown in 1929

The gardens are laid out beautifully with winding pathways throughout maturing trees, specimen shrubs, flower beds and lawns

A central feature is a large pool containing exotic water lilies, which is overlooked by a bandstand

Situated on the fringes of the gardens is a traditional nursery which sells flowers and other decorative plants for sale, as an additional reminder of its rural setting

The gardens provide a peaceful, tranquil refuge for both locals and visitors alike

In addition to offering up a respite from everyday life, the grounds also host several annual events that bring together people of all ages to celebrate and reflect on the beauty around them


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Opening Hours:
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Address: Pilton, Barnstaple EX31 1PQ, UK

Melly Mo (Mel-mo) avatarMelly Mo (Mel-mo)
9 months ago
A pleasant place to visit. Lovely gardens.
Geoff Swann avatarGeoff Swann
2 years ago
I love going to visit Rotary Gardens with my son, and although it's a fairly modest sized park it has lots of things for us to look at and do/climb. Lots of well kept plant areas to look at.It's generally very peaceful and quiet here, lovely on a sunny day. Lots of benches to sit on and have lunch and plenty of shaded areas under the trees.
Rosalind Horton avatarRosalind Horton
a year ago
Love this place. Well looked after and enjoy sitting there with my dog.
Mark Sanders avatarMark Sanders
2 years ago
Very nice walk with my dad who's in the Pilton house great view of the gardens
anne lakeman avataranne lakeman
3 years ago
Lovely quiet place to sit n relax or take the dog for a walk
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