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The Yeo Valley Organic Garden at Holt Farm

Blagdon

One of only a handful of ornamental gardens that is Soil Association accredited, 6½ acres of contemporary planting, quirky sculptures, bulbs in their thousands, purple palace, glorious meadow and posh vegetable patch. Great views, green ideas.
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    The garden is one of contrasts. Formal structural planting is used to create a number of individual gardens, notably in the glasshouse garden where pleached Malus 'Red Sentinel' and hedges create strong features. The more informal parts of the garden are designed to give a relaxed contemporary feel and include a perennial meadow, a birch grove and streamside garden.

    In spring the woodland is carpeted with wood anemones, primroses and bluebells with thousands of tulips around the rest of the garden. Late spring sees the cammasias in the meadow and the flowering of the tea crab avenue.

    In summer the bronze and gravel gardens provide the “wow” factor. The gravel garden is filled with colour, shape and movement achieved by a tapestry of planting. Autumnal fireworks are provided by late perennial seedheads, grasses and the tea crab apple avenue.

    Grasses are used extensively to reflect the surrounding landscape and link the garden to the Mendip to the south and to Blagdon Lake to the north.

    The “heart” of the garden is the compost yard where we make our own organic compost, compost teas and plant tonics to keep the garden in good health.

    Regular opening: Our Gardens are open from 2nd May – 27th September 2019 from 11.00 – 17.00. Visitors can enjoy coffee, light lunches and home-made teas either in the garden cafe or on the terrace, with panoramic views over the veggie garden to the Mendip Hills beyond.

    For private group visits and events please contact us.

Features and Attractions

Events, workshops and exhibitions held throughout the year - see website for further details.

For other opening times and information, please phone, email or visit garden website.

The Yeo Valley Organic Garden at Holt Farm- 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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Owner Information

Mr & Mrs Tim Mead
01761 258155
visit@yeovalleyfarms.co.uk
http://www.yeovalley.co.uk

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How to find us

The Yeo Valley Organic Garden at Holt Farm
Bath Road
Blagdon
Somerset
BS40 7SQ

12m S of Bristol.
  • More detailed directions
    Off A368. Entrance approx ½m outside Blagdon towards Bath, on L, then follow garden signs past dairy.
Accessibility information

Level access to café, around garden some grass paths, some uneven bark and gravel paths. Accessibility map available at ticket office.

More about The Yeo Valley Organic Garden at Holt Farm

The garden is one of contrasts. Formal structural planting is used to create a number of individual gardens, notably in the glasshouse garden where pleached Malus 'Red Sentinel' and hedges create strong features. The more informal parts of the garden are designed to give a relaxed contemporary feel and include a perennial meadow, a birch grove and streamside garden.

In spring the woodland is carpeted with wood anemones, primroses and bluebells with thousands of tulips around the rest of the garden. Late spring sees the cammasias in the meadow and the flowering of the tea crab avenue.

In summer the bronze and gravel gardens provide the “wow” factor. The gravel garden is filled with colour, shape and movement achieved by a tapestry of planting. Autumnal fireworks are provided by late perennial seedheads, grasses and the tea crab apple avenue.

Grasses are used extensively to reflect the surrounding landscape and link the garden to the Mendip to the south and to Blagdon Lake to the north.

The “heart” of the garden is the compost yard where we make our own organic compost, compost teas and plant tonics to keep the garden in good health.

Regular opening: Our Gardens are open from 2nd May – 27th September 2019 from 11.00 – 17.00. Visitors can enjoy coffee, light lunches and home-made teas either in the garden cafe or on the terrace, with panoramic views over the veggie garden to the Mendip Hills beyond.

For private group visits and events please contact us.

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