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 2018

February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
  • Ince Castle, Saltash, Cornwall. 

    Beautifully situated 17th century castle and garden on the River Lynher.


  • Burrow Farm Garden Plant Fair 

    A Plant Fair held at Burrow Farm Gardens, near Axminster, EX13 7ET. Please contact Helen Brown on 01404 850941 for more details.


  • 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 01271 860000 for details.


  • Totnes Plant Fair 

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


May 2018
  • Burrow Farm Gardens 

    Plant Heritage last visited Burrow Farm Gardens in 1991 when it was half the size it is now. Now the garden covers 13 acres and it is constantly extending into neighbouring fields.


  • Rosemoor Spring Plant Fair 

    This two day plant fair will take place at the Rosemoor RHS garden in Great Torrington. Contact Derek Burdett on 01271 860000 for more details.


June 2018
  • Wildside Garden and Nursery 

    In June the older part of this garden is a mass of colour. There are hemerocalis, campanulas, geraniums, and above all, hundreds of self-seeded dieramas in pinks, mauves, purples and white. The colour combinations are not subtle but the health and exuberance of the plants is testament to the owners plantsmanship. Narrow paths thread through the luxurious planting towards the lake, and bridges cross dry and wet streams. There is always something interesting to see.


July 2018
  • Hingston Farm and Devon Water Plants 

    The gardens at Hingston farm were started in 2003 from scratch and have evolved over the years. The latest addition is a fine new lake at the top of the property with intensive plantings of herbaceous and marginal plants and grasses around it.


  • South Molton Plant Fair 

    North Devon's third Plant Fair of the year will be held in the South Molton Pannier Market. Contact Derek Burdett, on01271 860000 for details.


  • The Croft, Yarnscombe 

    A popular garden which we have visited often in the past that everyone enjoys for its wide collection of plants including a range of Australian and Southern Hemisphere plants which merge with large beds filled with colourful herbaceous plants which will be at their best this time of year.


August 2018
  • Study Day on Peonies and Irises 

    Susannah Applegate will give us illustrated talks on both irises and peonies, followed by practical hands on demonstrations on dividing and repotting.


September 2018
  • Middle Well 

    The garden consists of a sloping lawn surrounded by mixed borders, a smaller walled garden with a seating area, a stream, a vegetable garden, an elegant summerhouse, a developing arboretum and ever expanding shrub beds in the valley beyond the stream.


  • Tavistock Plant Fair 

    The last Plant Fair of the year will be held in Tavistock Pannier Market. Contact Tim Ellis on 07973 771338 for details.


  • Rosemoor Autumn Plant Fair 

    This one day plant fair will take place at the Rosemoor RHS garden in Great Torrington. Contact Derek Burdett on 01271 860000 for more details.