An outdoor talk in progress

The Dartmoor Conservation Garden is a wild-planted conservation garden showing some of Dartmoor’s typical habitats and native plants. It is sited directly behind the DNPA’s National Park Visitor Centre in Princetown, within the Jack Wigmore Garden and is free for everyone to visit. It hosts important archaeological features including a 4,000 year old Bronze Age granite burial cist, a medieval quern (grinding) stone and a medieval cross from the Monk’s Path.

Ter Hill cross

Ter Hill cross

A quern stone

A quern stone

Local schools also use it as an outdoor classroom. It has been recently renovated by the Dartmoor Preservation Association helped by DPA volunteers, with funding provided by “Your Dartmoor Fund” from the Dartmoor National Park Authority, who also provide other practical support. Ongoing maintenance, outreach and conservation-associated events are managed by the DPA.

A bee visits the Ragged Robin

A bee visits the Ragged Robin

Exploring the garden

Exploring the garden

 

Full details of all events can be found in our Calendar of Conservation Workdays and Guided Walks. For booking for all events and any other information please contact: Pat Fleming, Conservation Garden Manager on 01364 631233 or email: wylde@gn.apc.org

 

 

 

Jointly funded by the DPA and Dartmoor National Park Authority’s “Your Dartmoor Fund”

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