Devon Group Events

Devon Group Events are open to all Plant Heritage Members and their guests, and will take place whatever the weather, unless the owner of the venue decides that it is too hazardous. If an event is cancelled for this reason, we will update this website as soon as possible, and make every effort to contact members who have booked for the event.

Prior booking is required for some events. This is because the number of people that can be accomodated in the venue is sometimes limited, or because a meal is included and the caterers need to know how many meals to provide, or because transport is provided, with a limited number of seats. You can book directly from this site by clicking on the Contact name provided on the Event Details page, which will take you to a page where you can send an email directly to us. Please ensure that you include your name, the name of any guests you may be bringing, and at least a telephone number so that we can contact you if necessary. Alternatively, the Contact page also displays the name, phone number and address of the Event Contact, so that you can book by telephone or in writing.

There is a small charge for most events, that covers the cost of any refreshments provided, any entrance fee required by the owner of the venue (which is often donated by the owner to a charity), and any other costs involved. We appreciate payment before the event; please send cheques made out to 'Plant Heritage Devon Group' to the Event Contact.

Address details and maps of the Event Locations are shown on the individual Event Details pages; for Events held in private gardens, may we ask you to respect the owners privacy, and not enter the garden before the time specified.

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Events for 2015

2015
March 2015
  • Lunch and Talk at Rattery Village Hall 

    Coffee and Plant Sales prior to a talk by Jenny Tunley Price, entitled 'Maristow Walled Garden', followed by lunch.

     

  • Tavistock Plant Fair 

    The first Plant Fair of the year will be held in Tavistock Pannier Market, and is open to the public. Contact Tim Ellis on 01566 86641 for details.

     

  • Talks, Lunch and Garden Walk at Marwood Hill Garden 

    Talks at Marwood Hill Garden, on 'Pests and Diseases in the garden','Micropropagation of Plants, and 'Travelling in the North Island of New Zealand'. Full access to the garden and lunch in the Tea Room is included.

     

April 2015
  • South Molton Plant Fair 

    North Devon's first Plant Fair of the year will be held in the South Molton Pannier Market. Contact Derek Burdett, on 01769 540528 for details.

     

  • Large Historic House near Kingsbridge 

    This visit is to a large historic house in a beautiful valley with uninterrupted views of woods and fields. This is a truly ‘Plant Heritage’ garden; you would go a long way to find such a rich variety of trees and shrubs, being so expertly grown and cared for, and in such a lovely setting.

     

  • Burrow Farm Plant Fair 

    A new Plant Fair, to be held at Burrow Farm Gardens near Honiton.

     

  • Totnes Plant Fair 

    This Plant Fair will be held in the Totnes Civic Hall. Contact Sally Dean on 01548 821714 for details.

     

May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
  • 4 acre garden with Dartmoor views 

    This is a 4 acre sloping south-facing garden with far-reaching views of Dartmoor from the higher levels. It is home to a National Collection of Eucryphias (30 taxa), which includes some fine 40 year-old trees.

     

  • Evening Social near Honiton 

    An evening meeting with a 'Bring and Share' supper, in a one and a half acre plantaholics garden.

     

  • Rosemoor Summer Plant Fair 

    The second Plant Fair of the year at Rosemoor RHS Garden, Great Torrington. Contact Derek Burdett on 01769 540528 for details.

     

September 2015
November 2015