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Could Messy Gardening Save the Planet?

Can we help the planet by doing virtually nothing in our own back gardens? At Dittiscombe Estate we've been rewilding a previously farmed valley for over 20 years. Find out if the proof is in the oak tree!
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Rewilding at Dittiscombe: learning to love a new-look landscape

Can we learn to love a new look landscape by embracing a partnership with nature and living alongside it rather than trying to dominate and alter natural processes? We started rewilding at Dittiscombe in 1998 which became our own personal journey as well that of the land around us.

An Exotic Seaside Garden in South Devon

The National Trust's Overbeck's garden and museum is tucked into a belt of woodland high above Salcombe estuary and beaches, and is a stone's throw from dramatic and spectacular views around Starehole Bay at Bolt Head on the the South West Coast Path.
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Coleton Fishacre - a National Trust gem

Built by the D'Oyly Carte family in the 1920s, this Arts and Crafts house is imbued with the Jazz Age - but step outside and the exotic garden takes centre stage.