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 2016

March 2016
April 2016
  • 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.


  • High Cherubeer and The Clinton Estate 

    Morning visit to Higher Cherubeer near Dolton to see a National Collection of Cyclamen and other treasures. Afternoon visit to a large woodland garden with a good collection of Spring flowering shrubs and bulbs.


  • 12 Acre Garden near Exeter 

    This 12 acre garden was once part of the Pleasure Gardens of an 18th century house. It contains a fascinating range of rare shrubs and trees, and innumerable camellias, rhododendrons and deciduous azaleas.


  • Burrow Farm Plant Fair 

    A Plant Fair 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 2016
  • A Private Garden near Buckland Monachorum 

    A gracious garden with lawns, terraces, a stream, rare oaks, bluebells, a developing wild flower meadow and winding paths among the shrubs and trees.


  • Rosemoor Spring Plant Fair 

    This two day plant fair will take place at the Rosemoor RHS garden in Great Torrington. Entry to the Plant Fair is free, and entry to the Garden is free for both RHS and Plant Heritage members. Contact Derek Burdett on 01769 540528 for more details.


  • Nursery and 3 Devon Gardens 

    Established garden around farmhouse leading on to to plantings in woodland. Adjoining nursery. Afternoon visit to three gardens all together but with a variety of gardening styles and plants.


  • Strawberry Gothic with bluebells 

    A six acre hillside garden with bog area, duck pond, rhododendrons and bluebells.


June 2016
  • Large farmhouse valley garden 

    Behind the house is a walled garden and a Courtyard with clipped evergreens and gravel. The garden slopes gently down a shallow valley with a series of lakes and huge velvety lawns, with many very interesting trees and shrubs.


  • Ivybridge Outdoor Plant Fair 

    The location for this event has been changed. It will now be held at the Delamore Estate, Cornwood.


  • Lower Ash Moor 

    A 2 hour guided walk and talk around farmland managed to enhance and protect its rare and valuable wildlife habitat, through through wild flower meadows, past ponds and reed beds, into woodlands and then Culm grassland.


  • June Valley Gardening 

    A garden terraced into a hillside where several levels blend a Mediterranean feel with the natural local landscape.


July 2016
August 2016
  • Antony House 

    Antony House holds a large National Collection of hemerocallis, over 600 cultivars. Antony’s head gardener, Mark Maunder, will give us an introductory talk and show us the plants.


  • Rural Retreats 

    Two gardens off the beaten path in East Devon.


  • Rosemoor Summer Plant Fair 

    This one day plant fair will take place at the Rosemoor RHS garden in Great Torrington. Entry to the Plant Fair is free, and entry to the Garden is free for both RHS and Plant Heritage members. Contact Derek Burdett on 01769 540528 for more details.


September 2016
November 2016