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Lewis Cottage

nr Crediton

Located on SW-facing slope in rural Mid Devon, the 4 acre garden at Lewis Cottage has evolved primarily over the last 25 yrs, harnessing and working with the natural landscape. Using informal planting and natural formal structures to create a garden that reflects the souls of those who garden in it, it is an incredibly personal space that is a joy to share.
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    At the bottom of a winding Devon farm track lies Lewis Cottage. Buried in the glorious Mid Devon countryside, surrounded by four acres of wild, informal but beautiful gardens and woods, Lewis Cottage is a hidden gem of a garden, a wonderful combination of relaxed planting schemes and formal borders, with woodland areas dedicated to attracting wildlife. Its winding walkways, woods and interesting selection of unusual trees and plants have been inspired by the gardening styles of both Beth Chatto and Gertrude Jekyll. Built in the 16th century by French Huguenot refuges, the current owners took over an established but overgrown one acre woodland garden that has expanded over the last 25 years to its current size. Working mostly on heavy clay, the garden displays a large range of plants that can be grown in these conditions in both sun and shade.
    The garden featured on BBC Gardeners World in 2017 and Westcountry TV in 2014. Two editorials in Devon Life & an article in The RHS Garden magazine as well as several appearances on Radio Devon. We are delighted to be included in the Yellow book once again and look forward to welcoming both new and regular visitors in 2018, our 25th Anniversary Year.

Features and Attractions

Spring camassia cricket pitch, Rose garden, large natural dew pond, woodland walks, bog garden, hornbeam rondel planted with late flowering narcissi, newly planted winter garden, hot and cool herbaceous borders, picking garden, outdoor poetry reading room and small plant nursery.

Press and Media Coverage

Featured on BBC Gardeners World and in Devon Life.

Lewis Cottage- Canceled

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Owner Information

Mr & Mrs M Pell and Mr R Orton
07773 785939
rworton@mac.com
http://www.lewiscottageplants.co.uk

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How to find us

Lewis Cottage
Spreyton
nr Crediton
Devon
EX17 5AA

5m NE of Spreyton, 8m W of Crediton.
  • More detailed directions
    From Hillerton Cross, keep Stone Cross to your R. Drive approx 1½m, Lewis Cottage on L, proceed across cattle grid down farm track. From Crediton follow A377 to Barnstaple for 1m turn L at NGS sign.
Accessibility information

Wheelchairs/motorised buggies not advised due to garden being on a slope (though many have successfully tried!).

More about Lewis Cottage

At the bottom of a winding Devon farm track lies Lewis Cottage. Buried in the glorious Mid Devon countryside, surrounded by four acres of wild, informal but beautiful gardens and woods, Lewis Cottage is a hidden gem of a garden, a wonderful combination of relaxed planting schemes and formal borders, with woodland areas dedicated to attracting wildlife. Its winding walkways, woods and interesting selection of unusual trees and plants have been inspired by the gardening styles of both Beth Chatto and Gertrude Jekyll. Built in the 16th century by French Huguenot refuges, the current owners took over an established but overgrown one acre woodland garden that has expanded over the last 25 years to its current size. Working mostly on heavy clay, the garden displays a large range of plants that can be grown in these conditions in both sun and shade.
The garden featured on BBC Gardeners World in 2017 and Westcountry TV in 2014. Two editorials in Devon Life & an article in The RHS Garden magazine as well as several appearances on Radio Devon. We are delighted to be included in the Yellow book once again and look forward to welcoming both new and regular visitors in 2018, our 25th Anniversary Year.

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