Enjoy a warm welcome to 3½ acres planted with love. Blazing herbaceous borders buzzing with insects, cool woods alive with birdsong, rustling bamboos, delicious scents. Eucalyptus, grasses, conifer and fern collections. Rare plants, unusual planting, wildlife ponds, wild flower meadow, woodland tunnels, lots of benches. This garden will awaken your senses and soothe your soul.
Garden attracts great variety of birds, insects and other wildlife.
Sunday 2 April, Sunday 9 April, Sunday 16 April, Monday 17 April, Sunday 23 April, Sunday 30 April, Monday 1 May, Sunday 7 May, Sunday 14 May, Sunday 21 May, Sunday 28 May, Monday 29 May, Sunday 4 June, Sunday 11 June, Sunday 18 June, Sunday 25 June, Sunday 2 July, Sunday 9 July, Sunday 16 July, Sunday 23 July, Sunday 30 July, Sunday 6 August, Sunday 13 August, Sunday 20 August, Sunday 27 August, Monday 28 August, Sunday 3 September, Sunday 10 September, Sunday 17 September, Sunday 24 September (1.30 - 4.30pm). Admission £3.50, child £1.00.
Good selection of teas and coffee (make it yourself as you like it) and biscuits.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to September. Admission £3.50, child £1.00. Tea.
Limited wheelchair access, some slopes.
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. Take turning signed to Dotton and immed R into Shepherds lane, ¼m 1st R at top of hill opp public footpath.
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 buzzing with insects, cool woods alive with birdsong. See the collections of eucalyptus, bamboo, grasses, conifers ferns. Wildflower meadow and woodland tunnel walks.
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 and most can be reached by wheelchair or mobility scooter on grass or concrete paths 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, or to arrange a group visit.