Things to do in the Area
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While you are staying at, or visiting, Broomhill, you might like to visit these places as well.
If Broomhill Gardens has captured your attention and you thirst to see more of Devon’s nurtured nature then we recommend a visit these other tranquil gardens:
Wander through rare trees along tranquil paths where magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas grow in abundance together with profusions of daffodils, bluebells and carpets of Devon primroses. Meander beside water where Tarka the Otter’s offspring gambol, with vistas to C18 Temples and bridges. Visit the Sham Castle with all round views to distant horizons.
Clovelly Court kitchen gardens are a classic example of a Victorian walled kitchen garden including magnificent glasshouses sheltering peaches, apricots, melons and grapes. The unique maritime micro-climate also allows the growth of tender and exotic plants.
Docton Mill Wild Flower Gardens are situated in North Devon (UK) in a stunning valley, 1000m from the coast. The Garden started in the 1930’s but fell into disrepair in the 1970ís. 1980 saw the Mill renovated and Garden cleared with extensive planting and the creation of a new Bog Garden and borders, vast numbers of trees were planted.
Winsford Walled Garden was a forgotten ruin until its rediscovery in 1999. This harmonious summer garden flows well beyond the original Victorian walls in a blaze of colour. The original walled garden with its 14ft high walls was, and always has been, a summer flower garden.
The garden is a feast of delights for both expert and amateur gardeners. Jane Keatley began her work here 20 years ago, with creative input from garden designers such as Roy Lancaster and Carol Klein. Her daughter Juliet and young family now live here and continue the work with her.
Set deep in the lovely North Devon countryside, RHS Garden Rosemoor is a garden of national importance. Lady Anne Berry gifted Rosemoor to the RHS in 1988, since then, the original eight acres have been greatly developed into 65 acres of enchanting garden and woodlands.
Within the gardens there are many collections of plants. The large collection of Camellia numbers well over eight hundred different cultivars.These are grown in a large greenhouse as well as in various parts of the garden. Magnolias are a recent addition and there are over eighty, which are a stiking feature in March and April. Betula, Eucryphia, Eucalyptus, Rhododendron, Hosta and Iris are strongly represented in the garden.
See where ‘Sense and Sensibility’ was filmed and have a delicious cream tea. Bring well behaved dogs and children!