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Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

Knowle Gardens and the Knowle Grotto, Sidmouth

Date & Time of Event: 
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 original parkland remains, containing some magnificent trees: Cedar, Wellingtonia and Monterey Pines.  Diana East, who is a passionate supporter of the Sidmouth Arboretum and protector of The Knowle, will guide the group around the Knowle parkland where we will see the garden features that now remain in the parkland.  We have also been given a rare invitation to visit the grade II Knowle Grotto which is in the grounds of a private residence close to the Knowle (courtesy Dr Maury Ervine).

When:  Tuesday 10th May 2016 at 10.00h.
Where:  Meet in the East Devon District Council lower car park (directions will be provided).
Cost:  £5 for DGT members / £6 for non-members to include light refreshments.
How to book:  Please download a booking form here.  Please book before Friday 6th May 2016.

The Knowle summerhouse and fountain Knowle Grotto
The grotto and fountain at the Knowle (1834) The grade II Knowle Grotto