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Events Archive

A day of two castles - a Chartered Institute of Horticulture event
Thursday, 2 June, 2016 (All day)

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A Day of Two Castles

11am - Visit to...

Visit to Marwood Hill Gardens and Gorwell House
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016 (All day)



This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only 4 miles from Barnstaple.  ...

Sidbury Manor Gardens. A guided tour.
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:30

A guided tour of Sidbury Manor Gardens (courtesy of Sir John and Lady Cave)

Home to the Cave family since the house was built in the 1870s, Sidbury Manor is an imposing Victorian mansion standing in an agricultural estate...

Knowle Gardens and the Knowle Grotto, Sidmouth
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:30

The cottage orne, owned in the mid-nineteenth century by Mr T L Fish, became a visitor attraction with people flocking to see the animals and birds he brought to Sidmouth.  Fish also planted many exotic trees and shrubs.  A substantial area of the...

Stonelands, Dawlish. A guided tour. THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:30

A guided tour of Stonelands, Dawlish (courtesy of Mr K. Derhalli).

Built in 1817 to a design by Sir John Nash, Stonelands House sits in 19th and 20th century pleasure grounds, listed grade II by Historic England, with new plantings by celebrated...

Book Launch: F.W. Meyer (1852-1906): A landscape gardener in Devon.
Tuesday, 12 April, 2016 - 10:30 to 13:00


"F.W. Meyer (1852-1906): A landscape gardener in Devon".  Written by Carolyn Keep.


Chile: In the footsteps of Darwin and Marianne North
Thursday, 24 March, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30

In the footsteps of Darwin and Marianne North.

An illustrated talk by Penny Hammond and Sue Minter.

In 2008 Penny Hammond and Sue Minter retraced the journeys of Charles Darwin and the Victorian traveller Marianne North...

Southwest CGT Regional Education Conference
Wednesday, 2 March, 2016 (All day)

Southwest CGT Regional Education Conference

This year there will be three speakers from the RHS, National Trust and Cannington College and The focus of the day is on secondary and tertiary education.  The day will end with a...

Guided Snowdrop Walk
Saturday, 13 February, 2016 - 13:45 to 16:00

SNOWDROP WALK at Otterhead Lakes, Otterford on the Devon/Somerset border.

Guided walk organised by The Otterhead Estate Trust Company Ltd.  The walk will be followed by a hot drink and cake at the Coach House, Otterford Lakes....

Chelsea Physic Garden - Connecting People with Plants for Three Centuries. An illustrated talk by Christopher Bailes
Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 11:00 to 13:00

Christopher Bailes was curator at Chelsea Physic Garden from March 2011 until his retirement in 2014.  He began his gardening career in 1971 as gardener for Hugh Johnson at Saling Hall