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Visit to Spitchwick Manor Gardens

Date & Time of Event: 
Thursday, 11 June, 2015 - 14:00

Spitchwick Manor is located in a delightful setting overlooking the hills of Dartmoor approximately four miles north west of Ashburton on the Princetown road.  It is approached by two long drives with Upper and Lower Lodges. 

The charming garden of six and a half acres has extensive and beautiful views.  It is a mature garden with new plantings over the last few years and it is still evolving.

It is a garden of areas, from the Lower Walled Garden with Glass Houses, a formal Rose garden with fountain, Camellia Walk with a small leat and the special secret garden called Lady Ashburton’s Bath.  Built by Lord Ashburton as a plunge pool for his wife, fed by a stream running through the garden and containing a bog garden, Candelabra Primulas, Skunk Cabbage and Gunnera.

There is a 2.6-acre vegetable garden (1778), sheltered by high granite walls and comprises an area for the house, 9 allotments, a Lily pond and a paddock.

When:  Thursday 11 June 2015 - arrive 1.45p.m. for 2.00p.m. tour.

Where:  Spitchwick Manor, Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7PB.

Cost:  £6.00 DGT members/£7.00 non-DGT members to include light refreshment.

How to book:  Please download the booking form here and return it with cheque made payable to Devon Gardens Trust to:
Dr Ian M Varndell, DGT Office, Exeter Community Centre, St Davids Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG (tel. 07769 335506  |  email. chair@devongardenstrust.org.uk).


We suggest a visit to Hill House Nursery (approx. 15 mins from Spitchwick Manor) in the morning where you can also enjoy lunch.  Please let Maggie know if you intend to have lunch at Hill House when booking so we can give some idea of numbers.

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