The Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower Garden
For the young at heart - from 1 to 101 !
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Visit one of North Devon 's family run attractions a fun day out for the whole family.
For a completely unique 100% fun experience, simultaneously 100% ecologically interesting, with an extra 100% wonder and magic mixed in, visit The Gnome Reserve.
Set amid truly rural countryside between Bideford and Bude just 7 miles from the Devon Cornwall border. the 4 acre Reserve comprises woodland, stream, 30 yard pond, meadow and garden - home to 1000+ gnomes and pixies, and about 250 labelled species of wild flowers, herbs, grasses and ferns.
Gnome hats are loaned free of charge together with fishing rods, so you don't embarrass the gnomes! Take your cameras and embarrass the family with some truly memorable photos for the family album!
The children will love it because there is so much for them to discover from a woodpecker in a tree to a pixie flitting over clumps of comfrey. Recommended also for adults whose sophistication can have robbed them of a freshness of vision...The Gnome Reserve will rejuvenate you!
See pottery pixies being made - tiny indoor pixies, individually modelled, fired in the Kiln, and hand painted - are symbols of joy in the flowering of human activities at work and at play. A few lines of specially marked, numbered collectors pieces available.
See our collection of early garden gnomes in the museum, here you will see just a few examples of what you could see if you visit.
Average visit 2 hours.
Drinks cream teas, freshly cut sandwiches home made cakes and ice creams available from the Gnome Kitchen.
"Nowhere in the world is there anywhere like this magic spot at West Putford in North Devon" wrote United Press International. Do experience the magic for yourself.
Royal Academy Prize
Television have visited 70+ times. see list
Radio, newspapers, magazines and books worldwide have featured the place too many times to count.
It had special mention in The Gardeners Guide to Britain.
Jeoff Smith of the National Lottery company Camelot said of the Reserve's Ottery Pool "Its a classic!"
The Reserve was proposed by Stephen Pile of the Daily Telegraph as a candidate for The Turner Prize.
Open 21st March - 31st Oct 10am - last admission 5pm Daily
Adult £3.75 / Recycled Teenagers £3.50 / Child 3-16 £3.25 Under 3 Free