We then set off to see the herb, potager and cottage gardens. Here we saw decorative pergolas, willow fences and hazel twigs which support the climbing fruits and vegetables. It was explained that the corner sections were meant as an example of an area sufficient to feed a family of four. When the vegetables are finished, they are replaced by a new set allowing for on-going produce.
Rosemoor has an allotment school which runs from February to October which has proved very popular.
The cottage garden is a small typical Devon cottage garden with an authentically constructed thatched summer house.
In the wild-flower meadow there are yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor), orchids, knapweed (Centaurea) and various grasses. The area is cut twice a year in March and September. This is necessary so that the yellow rattle will grow successfully.
The stream garden and rock gully area was until recently a stream with muddy banks but has been developed into what it is today by sourcing rocks from a local quarry and landscaping with appropriate plants.