Almost every day, I drive by this lovely house.
It is a stone's throw from where I live and I remember it from many years ago when it was run down , falling down and dilapidated.
Then someone took it on... and improved it no end...
Well...one day, a year or two ago, there was a table outside with a few plants on it and an honesty box.
You know how much I love to see plants for sale on such tables!
However, this year I noticed that the sign said...'Come in!' ;-)
The only problem is that there is only one parking space and every time I have driven by, it's been taken!
Not today though!
And I got in...and boy did I get the surprise of my life!
If you are a garden lover, you would have loved this!
I didn't have to pay for admission but I gladly would have!
I entered a very secret garden; a little piece of heaven which if it was mine, I don't know if I could share it!! ;-)
Secondly, I met a lovely lady who must have the greenest fingers in Devon .
Oh.... and a touch of vintage, which always goes down well with me!
Sue (lets give her a name!) dropped what she was doing to give me a guided tour of her garden with its charming hidden paths and borders.
Little places to rest here and there.
And querky features... like this piece of wood found in the nearby River Teign.
To me, it resembled a large bird about to take flight!
I just adored this place!
It all came quite unexpectedly as I did not expect to be able to stop and park!
I mean..I could easily have walked there but..there's the problem of carrying what one buys!!
I'm going back there, no doubt about it!
If you are local and want to know where this it, it's on the Exeter road (otherwise known to us locals as the 'Bumpy Bridges road') between the Bovey Tracey road and Kingsteignton.
Just before the Teigngrace turning, if that helps!