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

This year’s garden project is to reinstate some of the lost sea views. Some historically less important trees towards the lower section of the garden will be 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?

  • The Rill Garden is still filled with colour from salvias, delphiniums and penstemons amongst others.
  • A walk along the House Terrace, between the Bowling Green Lawn and the gazebo, rewards you with lots to see, such as trumpet vines (Campsis), euryops, lavendar and wallflowers (Erysimum).
  • The garden team are busy taking cuttings of half-hardy perennials and some shrubs.
  • Look out for the lily of the valley tree (Clethera arborea) in flower.
  • The team are also busy maintaining the borders to prolong their colour, so that they look great for as long as possible.

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 this year will go towards replacing the Gazebo roof; please help us achieve this by purchasing a raffle ticket from the entrance to the house for just £1.

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?