S-facing seaward, Little Cliff looks out over spectacular views of Lyme Bay. Spacious garden sloping down hillside through series of garden rooms where visual treats unfold. Vibrant herbaceous borders incl hot garden and bog garden intermingled with mature specimen trees, shrubs and wall climbers.
Jungle walkway at bottom of garden, Indian influenced pavilion leading to white borders and vegetable garden. New hidden garden amongst the palms and rich colours of the hot garden. Steep slopes.
Thursday 3 May, Sunday 6 May, Thursday 7 June, Sunday 10 June, Thursday 5 July, Sunday 8 July (2 - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement May to July, please arrange in advance. Admission £5.00, children free.
Mrs Debbie Bell
How to find us
Little Cliff, Sidmouth Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3EQ
Edge of Lyme Regis. Turn off A35 onto B3165 to Lyme Regis. Through Uplyme to mini r'about by Travis Perkins. 3rd exit on R, up to fork and L down Sidmouth Rd following NGS arrows from mini r'about. Garden on R.
More about Little Cliff
Hidden on the outskirts of Lyme Regis is a special garden. It's a
magical site that faces South overlooking wonderful views across the
bay and out to sea. The garden is made up of a series of rooms,
starting with abundant herbaceous borders, and a pretty pond at the
top. Winding down the hillside past an artist's studio you will enter
a circular garden that is planted with vibrant hot colours. Through a
beach hedge the garden takes you past many flowering specimen trees
including a beautiful Fox Glove tree (Paulownia), Cornus and flowering
Cherry and old large magnolias. Beyond this is a white garden and a vegetable parterre.
Further on is a pretty summer house to sit in with views overt the bay
and below this lies a bog garden with wonderful tree ferns, hostas and
bamboo, over hanging this are huge specimen magnolias. The sound of
the sea can often be heard against the pebbles on the beach from this
spot. This is a garden full of surprises and hidden delights.
Unfortunately because of the slopes there is no wheelchair access.