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An Evening at Homeyards Botanical Gardens, Shaldon
Friday, 7 June, 2013 - 17:00 to 19:30
Homeyards Botanical Gardens were created during the 1920’s and 30’s for Maria Laetitia Kempe Homeyard.    Her husband William had invented and manufactured a very popular patent cough syrup called Liqufruta. They used their fortune to buy Ness...
Friends Coffee Morning at Luscombe Castle
Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 10:00 to 12:30

Luscombe Castle is a privately owned castle located near Dawlish.  The garden is listed as Grade I by English Heritage (...

Rose Festival and Garden Fair
Monday, 27 May, 2013 (All day)

This event will take place at Cadhay near Ottery St Mary in support of Hospiscare.  The DGT will have a stand at the event and our team will be there to welcome existing and prospective members.  See Hospiscare Garden Festival ...

Mamhead in May
Saturday, 18 May, 2013 (All day)

Guided walk at Brinshill, formerly Mamhead Gardens, a 3.5acre garden, not usually open to the public. 
Meet at Mamhead Village Hall at 10.00h.  Refreshments on arrival.  Short flat walk to Brinshill.  Tour starts at 10.30a.m.  Light lunch...

Council of Management - COM122
Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 - 14:00

Council of Management meeting at the Devon and Exeter Institution.

Thorn House, Wembury and the DGT Exhibition at DRA
Thursday, 18 April, 2013 - 11:00

Thorn House (formerly South Wembury House) traces its origins back to the Tudor period, but the current house was built in the early 19th century.  With commanding views over the River Yealm, the garden enjoys a benign maritime climate and is a...

POSTPONED - Marwood Hill Gardens - Guided Walk and Talk by Sally Gregson
Saturday, 23 March, 2013 (All day)




Fern Fever: The story of Pteridomania
Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 13:00 to 14:00

Venue:  Meeting Room A, Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), Exeter.

A lunchtime talk by Dr Sarah Whittingham. 

In the nineteenth century Pteridomania, or "fern madness", swept through Britain, and Devon was at the centre of the craze....

A Guided Tour of Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth
Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 13:30

This Victorian cemetery is a 34.5 acre site, with the oldest quarter registered as a Grade II* landscape, that has been restored by an enthusiastic group of volunteers.  View the cemetery Trust's website...

A Guided ‘Snowdrop’ Walk at Otterhead
Saturday, 9 February, 2013 - 10:30

10.30h arrival, tour starts at 11.00h.
Otterhead, Otterford Lakes, Otterford, near Taunton, Somerset (OS ref. ST 224801)

This will be a wonderful opportunity to explore the Heritage Trail at Otterhead.  The morning walk will be guided and...