How to find us and other info

                                        Gorwell House, Goodleigh Road, Barnstaple EX32 7JP

                                 Telephone 01271-323202        e-mail:

We are due east and about 0.8 miles from Barnstaple centre along Bear Street (signed Goodleigh & Bratton Fleming) which becomes Goodleigh Road further up the hill. Past Gorwell Road on the left, there are two white lodges with railings on the left. Go between these and down our long and bumpy drive to the end.

If you get to ‘The Close’ on left, you have gone just too far.

You are also welcome to contact me about group visits (preferably 10 or more) outside these Open Days.

2018 Open Days: 

There is the possibility of disruptive building works making access to the garden difficult.

I have decided on the following dates of opening, and I hope any building works can be negotiated without too much difficulty (although we haven’t sold yet).

SUNDAYS  MARCH 25th,  APRIL 29th, MAY 13th, June 17th, July 15th and September 30th

All 2pm-6pm

2017 was my 30th year of opening!

(and the 90th anniversary of the National Gardens Scheme.)

and I was presented with a Sundial to commemorate. Now all we need is the sun to read it by.....

As it is my own non-commercial garden, I cannot accommodate too many group visits per year, but get in touch anyway.

Admission for 2018 is £4.50 per person and accompanied children are free.

The Goodleigh W.I. produce delicious cream teas for the later Spring & Summer NGS open days which are always welcome and well received. (Teas available all open days except in March)

I also have some plants for sale which I have propagated from the garden.

John Marston