Artist in residence

On selected dates in spring, artist in residence Jo Turner will be in the garden capturing the views of Coleton Fishacre.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Jo specialises in landscapes, buildings, objects and people, mostly working in pen and ink, as well as water colours. Jo says 'I love interacting with visitors and talking about what I'm doing and what we are looking at, the light, the colours, the mood, even the rain....' Materials to draw with will be available for visitors of any age who are inspired by Coleton Fishacre and Jo's work.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Coleton Fishacre


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £31.90 £29.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Parking charges for non-National Trust members: £1 per hour up to three hours, or £4 to stay all day. Overflow car park £2 per parking session. Free parking for members (please show membership card upon arrival and display car sticker).

The basics

Children are very welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Jo will be working in the garden - look out for her sign when you arrive.
What to bring and wear
Jo will have some art supplies on hand for you to use if inspiration strikes.
Parts of the garden are steep with narrow paths and steps.
This event is weather dependent - if the weather is inclement, Jo may not be working in the garden. Please be aware that the dates Jo is scheduled to be in the garden have been miss-printed in the National Trust member's newsletter - please refer to the online event details for the correct schedule.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 March 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
8 April 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
15 April 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
22 April 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available
29 April 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Coleton Fishacre
Call 01803 842382

Upcoming events

Countryside walks at Coleton Fishacre

Fri 23 Mar 2018
Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger?

Spring garden walk

Fri 23 Mar 2018
Would you like to find out more about the garden and see the best bits as it bursts into life this spring? Why not join a member of the garden team for a free walk and talk?

Trust10 trail run at Coleton Fishacre

Sun 25 Mar 2018
A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

Artist in residence

Sun 25 Mar 2018
On selected dates in spring, artist in residence Jo Turner will be in the garden capturing the views of Coleton Fishacre.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Coleton Fishacre

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Can you follow the trail of clues around the garden to lead you to your chocolate reward?

Wild Wednesdays

Wed 04 Apr 2018
On select Wednesday during the school holidays is a Wild Wednesday at Coleton Fishacre, where the team of rangers lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden.