Gardens

Spring has sprung

Bluebells and wild garlic transform the banks with colour © National Trust

With daffodils, camellias, rhododendrons, and much more in flower, and bluebells and wild garlic getting ready to transform the banks, spring has truly sprung in the garden.

Spring has sprung

The gently flowing stream runs into a series of ponds in the garden © Tony Cobley

With daffodils, camellias, rhododendrons, and much more in flower, and bluebells and wild garlic getting ready to transform the banks, spring has truly sprung in the garden.

Spring has sprung

The garden is a riot of colour in the spring and summer © Tony Cobley

With daffodils, camellias, rhododendrons, and much more in flower, and bluebells and wild garlic getting ready to transform the banks, spring has truly sprung in the garden.

What winter brought us

Some of the storm damage will take quite a bit of work to repair

Some of the storm damage will take quite a bit of work to repair

The gardens at Coleton Fishacre didn't come away from the winter storms unscathed, but the team have been hard at work repairing the damage.

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?

Jobs in the garden this month...

  • Tidying up storm damage
  • Finishing off winter work projects
  • Planting out trees, shrubs and bulbs
  • Pruning
  • Bamboo control
  • Re-instating benches
  • First grass cut on a high setting
  • Transplanting

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

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

Plans and projects

The team weren't resting on their laurels over winter; they took the opportunity to carry out some projects in the garden.

Rill garden

This garden is filled with plants with pastel flowers, as this was the view from Lady Dorothy's room, and these were her favourites. The gently flowing rill (or small stream) cuts down the centre.

Wildlife in the garden

The colourful plants are a great attraction to pollinating insects

The colourful plants are a great attraction to pollinating insects

This garden is a haven for wildlife, from bees and pollinating insects to bats, snakes, birds and much more.

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