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Yonder Hill

Sidmouth

Enjoy a warm welcome to 3½ acres planted with love that will awaken your senses and soothe your soul. Blazing herbaceous borders buzzing with insects, cool woods, sunny glades alive with birdsong. Eucalyptus, Pittosporum, bamboo, conifer and fern collections. Rare and unusual planting, wildlife ponds, woodland walk, meadow, New features for 2019. Picnics welcome.
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    This is a three and a half acre garden often described by visitors as “A soothing paradise”. A major part of its attraction is the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. Started from scratch in May 1992 it is not conventional in terms of planting or design, Trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants have been used together to paint an overall picture which is pleasing to the eye at any time of the year. Within this picture individual plants or beds stand on their own merits and, when viewed from further away, blend in and compliment the greater detail around and beyond. Come and explore blazing mixed borders and a meadow buzzing with insects, and cool woods alive with birdsong. See the collections of eucalyptus, epimedium, bamboo, pittosporum, conifers and ferns. The garden will awaken your senses and soothe your soul.
    After 25 years some of the original trees, planted to fill gaps and provide shelter for slower growing plants, were removed over the last two winters giving us the opportunity to create new features and planting.
    The whole garden supports a rich variety of wildlife including a thriving population of Dormice, nightly visits from Foxes and Badgers and a resident breeding pair of Tawny Owls. Photographs of these can be seen in the Tea Room along with aerial photos showing the development of the garden from the start of planting.
    The tea room has a large covered seating area overlooking the big herbaceous border. A wide selection of teas, fruit teas, and coffee are available and you make it yourself just as you like it.
    All areas have seating. Restricted wheelchair access. Most areas can be reached by mobility scooter on grass or chipped paths.
    An interesting selection of plants from the garden is generally offered for sale. Please Phone 07864 055532 to visit on any day not in yellow book, or to arrange a group visit.
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Features and Attractions

Garden attracts great variety of birds, insects and other wildlife.

Yonder Hill- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Judy McKay, Sharon Attrell, Bob Chambers
07864 055532
judy@yonderhill.me.uk
http://www.yonderhill.org.uk

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How to find us

Yonder Hill
Shepherds Lane
Colaton Raleigh
Sidmouth
Devon
EX10 0LP

4m N of Budleigh Salterton B3178 between Newton Poppleford and Colaton Raleigh.
  • More detailed directions
    Take turning signed Dotton and immed R into Shepherds Lane, ¼m 1st R at top of hill opp public footpath.
Accessibility information

Limited wheelchair access, some slopes.

More about Yonder Hill

This is a three and a half acre garden often described by visitors as “A soothing paradise”. A major part of its attraction is the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. Started from scratch in May 1992 it is not conventional in terms of planting or design, Trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants have been used together to paint an overall picture which is pleasing to the eye at any time of the year. Within this picture individual plants or beds stand on their own merits and, when viewed from further away, blend in and compliment the greater detail around and beyond. Come and explore blazing mixed borders and a meadow buzzing with insects, and cool woods alive with birdsong. See the collections of eucalyptus, epimedium, bamboo, pittosporum, conifers and ferns. The garden will awaken your senses and soothe your soul.
After 25 years some of the original trees, planted to fill gaps and provide shelter for slower growing plants, were removed over the last two winters giving us the opportunity to create new features and planting.
The whole garden supports a rich variety of wildlife including a thriving population of Dormice, nightly visits from Foxes and Badgers and a resident breeding pair of Tawny Owls. Photographs of these can be seen in the Tea Room along with aerial photos showing the development of the garden from the start of planting.
The tea room has a large covered seating area overlooking the big herbaceous border. A wide selection of teas, fruit teas, and coffee are available and you make it yourself just as you like it.
All areas have seating. Restricted wheelchair access. Most areas can be reached by mobility scooter on grass or chipped paths.
An interesting selection of plants from the garden is generally offered for sale. Please Phone 07864 055532 to visit on any day not in yellow book, or to arrange a group visit.
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