Overbeck’s Gardens & Museum

Sharpitor, Salcombe. TQ8 8LW
01548 842893

  • Chargeable
  • Child Friendly
  • Buggy Friendly
  • Parking
  • Seaside

About Us

A National Trust property Overbecks is an exotic and fascinating hidden paradise perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe. Explore the banana garden, meander through the woodland, or relax beneath the palms and soak up the spectacular panorama across miles of beautiful coastline and estuary.

Continue your journey of discovery into the Edwardian seaside home of eccentric scientist Otto Overbeck. See his amazing invention: the ‘rejuvenator’; hear the polyphon, a giant Victorian music box; and be intrigued by the eclectic collections of natural and maritime history.

The perfect day out for families who enjoy exploring, or the keen gardener who wants to be inspired and excited.

Open daily from 11 February to 29 October 2017 from 11am to 5pm


Garden Tours Wednesday 2pm & Saturday 11.30am

Discovery Tours Tuesday & Thursday 12 – 2.30pm

Playing the Polyphon Daily 12.30, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm


» Find out more by enjoying one of our family trails
» Join our garden tours and discover how we garden organically
» Discover the abundance of rare and exotic plants
» Hunt for Fred the friendly ghost in the house
» Listen to the melodious sounds of the Victorian music box
» Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon cream tea in our Tea room.
» Visit our shop where you will find local products to take home.
» Follow the brown tourist signs for Overbeck’s and South Sands

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