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Heathercombe

Nr Bovey Tracey

Tranquil secluded valley with streams tumbling through woods, ponds & lake - setting for 30 acres of spring/summer interest (many recent changes) - daffodils, extensive bluebells, large displays of rhododendrons, many unusual specimen trees, cottage gardens, orchard, orchid/wild flower meadow, bog/fern/woodland gardens and woodland walks; sculptures. 2m mainly level sandy paths with benches.
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    Heathercombe is a tranquil, secluded valley through which streams tumble down from Hameldown - through woods, ponds & a beautiful lake. Ideal for a peaceful walk (with or without their dogs!) along up to two miles of mainly level sandy paths, with time to pause on some of the many benches to take in the sights, sounds and scents of Heathercombe's natural environment and garden features – followed by a cream tea or slice of cake in the pretty cottage tea garden or conservatory.
    There are 30 acres of spring and summer interest - and many recent changes. At the end of March and early April spring arrives in Heathercombe with drifts of daffodils. From mid-May to early June the valley is adorned with carpets of bluebells and large displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and Pieris, as well as camellias, magnolias and other shrubs. Later in June the gardens of two Dartmoor longhouses and the wild flower meadow (with abundant orchids) in the orchard of Westcountry apple trees come into their own. In addition, there is an arboretum of interesting and unusual specimen trees, bog and fern gardens, a developing woodland garden and woodland walks. During the bi-annual EDGE sculpture trail from mid-June to early July our 'permanent' sculptures are augmented with many and varied sculptures by Westcountry artists and local schools, placed in natural and garden settings and in our small gallery.
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Features and Attractions

From 15 June to 7 July admission incl Heathercombe 'EDGE' Sculpture Trail - approx 50 works in woodland/garden settings.

Heathercombe- 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.

Admission by donation

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening

This garden also makes a donation to Rowcroft Hospice.

Owner Information

Claude & Margaret Pike Woodlands Trust
01626 354404
gardens@pike.me.uk
http://www.heathercombe.com

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How to find us

Heathercombe
Manaton
Nr Bovey Tracey
Devon
TQ13 9XE

7m NW of Bovey Tracey.
  • More detailed directions
    From Bovey Tracey take scenic B3387 to Haytor/Widecombe. 1.7m past Haytor Rocks (before Widecombe hill) turn R to Hound Tor and Manaton. 1.4m past Hound Tor turn L at Heatree Cross to Heathercombe.
Accessibility information

Disabled reserved parking close to tea room & toilet.

More about Heathercombe

Heathercombe is a tranquil, secluded valley through which streams tumble down from Hameldown - through woods, ponds & a beautiful lake. Ideal for a peaceful walk (with or without their dogs!) along up to two miles of mainly level sandy paths, with time to pause on some of the many benches to take in the sights, sounds and scents of Heathercombe's natural environment and garden features – followed by a cream tea or slice of cake in the pretty cottage tea garden or conservatory.
There are 30 acres of spring and summer interest - and many recent changes. At the end of March and early April spring arrives in Heathercombe with drifts of daffodils. From mid-May to early June the valley is adorned with carpets of bluebells and large displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and Pieris, as well as camellias, magnolias and other shrubs. Later in June the gardens of two Dartmoor longhouses and the wild flower meadow (with abundant orchids) in the orchard of Westcountry apple trees come into their own. In addition, there is an arboretum of interesting and unusual specimen trees, bog and fern gardens, a developing woodland garden and woodland walks. During the bi-annual EDGE sculpture trail from mid-June to early July our 'permanent' sculptures are augmented with many and varied sculptures by Westcountry artists and local schools, placed in natural and garden settings and in our small gallery.
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