Yonder Hill

Shepherds Lane,  Colaton Raleigh,  Sidmouth,  Devon  EX10 0LP

Opening dates and times

Every Mon & Sun 30 Mar to 29 Sept (1-4.30)
Visitors also welcome by appt Apr to Sept


Adm £3, chd £1



Cream teas


Judy McKay, Eddie Stevenson, Sharon Attrell, Bob Chambers
Telephone: 07864 055532
Email: judy@yonderhill.me.uk


EX10 0LP


4m N of Budleigh Salterton B3178 between Newton Poppleford and Colaton Raleigh.  Take turning signed to Dotton and immed R into small lane, ¼m 1st R at top of hill opp public footpath click here for a map




An experience to awaken the senses and soothe the soul. Leave your cares at the gate and enjoy a warm welcome to 3½ acres planted with love. Blazing mixed borders buzzing with insects, cool woods alive with birdsong, rustling bamboos, delicious scents. Eucalyptus, grass, conifer and fern collections, rare plants, unusual planting, wildlife ponds, new meadow, woodland tunnel, seats everywhere

Garden attracts great variety of wildlife. Butterfly safaris and moth trapping available July - August. phone to book

In the press

Featured in Express & Echo

Disability information

Limited wheelchair access, some slopes. Wheelchair and large mobility scooter available, phone to book. Disabled toilet

Further details

This is a three and a half acre garden often described by visitors as “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 buzzing with insects, cool woods alive with birdsong. See the collections of eucalyptus, bamboo, grass, conifers ferns and more. 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. Recently added:– a Wildflower Meadow and Woodland Tunnel Walk.
The Tea Room has a large covered patio seating area overlooking the big herbaceous border. Homemade Cream Teas are served with a difference; you are able to make your cup of tea or coffee just as you like it! A wide selection of teas, coffee and squashes are available.
All areas have seating and can be reached by wheelchair or mobility scooter on grass or concrete paths. A wheelchair and large mobility scooter are available if required, please phone to book. An interesting selection of plants from the garden is generally offered for sale. Please Phone 07864055532 to visit on any day not in yellow book, to arrange a group visit, or, NEW for 2014 to experience a *Butterfly safari or a *moth trapping session (*during July and August only)

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