Devon Dens

The Woodland Garden

The two acre, south facing Woodland Garden allows each cabin to sit independently of the other with generous space for hot tub enjoyment in privacy and peace, or for kids to explore and play. After eight years of tending this land, there are lovely areas to sit, to read and to watch and listen to the wildlife.

When we bought the site in 2001, there was nothing but trees, a boggy area to the far west of the land and LOTS of brambles. Now we have raised beds, flower beds and a polytunnel. Our natural water filtration system with reed beds and a pond teeming with life is just one aspect of running a low impact site which you can read about in our All Things Eco section. There’re log sheds (watch out, log store envy is REAL😊) and of course, the fabulous wood-fired sauna.

In the last decade, we’ve planted thousands of hedging whips and hundreds of trees in the Woodland Garden. We’ve cleared endless crack willow from lengths of stream and created a stumpery using dead logs and transplanted ferns. There are edible hedges with rosehips and plums and elder and a bee friendly bank created this year. Our aim is that it will continue to flourish with interesting trees, areas of carefully considered planting and ongoing success in the veg and herb beds. It brings us great joy to work on The Woodland Garden, then watch as the changes appear over the seasons. Our many return guests love seeing these changes too!

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A perfect eco escape for families, friends or couples and their four legged friends.