Spring in the garden
Spring is a wonderful time to explore Coleton Fishacre garden. While there are no leaves on the trees the sea views are vast and captivating, and throughout the garden spring flowering bulbs and shrubs are starting to provide pops of colour. Some of the grass paths and lawns may be closed when you visit to give them a chance to dry out after heavy rains, but there will still be plenty to see.
- bleeding heart (Dicentra)
- wallflower (Erysimum)
- elephant's ears (Bergenia)
- tree echium (Echium pininana).
The garden team have been busy over the winter, preparing the garden for the next season. This has included a project to rejuvenate the Lower Terrace below the front of the house. They lifted all of the plants in the section to the right of the pool and removed several tons of soil to reduce the soil height at the front of the border. They then dug over the border incorporating plenty of compost and re-planted it. The herbaceous plants settled down in their fresh home will provide a display of hot colours in the summer. The team hope to complete the other half next winter.
Spring garden walks
From Easter, every day at 2pm the garden team will lead either a free walk around the garden or a 15 minute talk for you to join. They'll be sharing the top spots to see the spring flowers, the work they're doing and the history of the garden. The walk begins at the far end of the courtyard. Normal admission prices apply.