Tour the garden

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Re-capturing the views

The views from the garden will be opened up

The views from the garden will be opened up

Last year the garden team worked hard to reinstate some of the lost sea views. Some historically less important trees towards the lower section of the garden have been felled or topped, to re-frame those sea vistas that were so important to the D’Oyly Carte’s and are part of what makes this landscape so special.

What's looking good?

  • We had a very mild autumn and mild early winter up until the middle of January, which really prompted very early flowering of plants such as camellias and early varieties of narcissus
  • The garden team are busy planting out trees, shrubs and bulbs
  • In the garden you can't miss Snowdrops, primroses, daffodils, crocus all in flower
  • On Seemly Terrace the scent of the flowering daphne is heady

Bring your walking boots

Coastal views

A walk through the garden leads to the south west coast path  © Tony Cobley

A walk down to the bottom of the garden is rewarded with coastal views. On the way you will pass tall bamboo, swathes of hydrangeas and stately trees that create a shelter-belt for the exotic garden.

Stretch your legs

Two walkers in the woods at Coleton Fishacre © Tony Cobley

With a designated dog route around the garden, woodland and coastal paths, there is so much to explore either with dog or without.

Raise the roof

The gazebo is the best place to soak up the views

Funds raised from the raffle ticket sales last year are going towards replacing the Gazebo roof; by purchasing a raffle ticket from the entrance to the house for just £1 you helped to achieve this.

RHS partner garden

As Coleton Fishacre is an RHS accredited garden, RHS members are welcome to visit for free every Saturday.

Join the team

Have you ever thought about volunteering in this amazing garden? Whatever your skills or experience, there is a role for you. But why not hear about it straight from one of our volunteers?