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Fairfield

Walled garden with herbaceous cottage-style borders and shrubs. Potager vegetable patch, pond with stepped rill. 1 acre arboretum and orchard with over 80 different species of tree. Densely-planted field edge bog area. Spiky plant border, wildflower areas, and stone and wood garden features. Many pots containing lilies and agapanthus in particular.
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    Fairfield is a 2 acre plot set in a lovely valley on the edge of the village, and developed over the past 10 years. Parking for all the open gardens is in one field, which also houses two friendly miniature Shetland ponies. We always have a tractor on hand for wet weather parking. No car has ever been abandoned!

    Another field was planted up in 2006/7 with a small copse, and an arboretum with 80 non- native species including eucalyptus, embothrium, davidia and many other interesting specimens. 2009 saw the addition of a small orchard, more eucalyptus and a birch grove. The trees are set among winding grass pathways and wildflower areas. Down the edge of one field a bog garden has been developed which has candelabra primula, irises, rodgersia, astrantia and astilbe.

    The walled garden round the house has herbaceous borders in cottage style and in May/June is a blend of foxgloves, delphinium, lupins, peonies etc. A huge hedge was taken down in late 2012 and the border replanted with white, yellow and peach colours, which has opened up the whole garden most effectively.

    Two rose ropes edge the driveway with 12 different climbing roses. A field barn is in the process of being covered by 6 different rambler roses. A new pergola on the terrace is being covered in roses and clematis.

    There is a potager vegetable patch, a very productive soft fruit area and a wildlife pond with a stepped rill. There are shrub areas and a bed concentrating on spiky leaved plants and grasses.

    The driveway border was redeveloped during autumn 2013 following severe flooding in 2012, which led to the loss of many trees. There are wildflower areas at the bottom of the drive.

    Most of the flowers and vegetables are raised from propagation on site and there is a plant stall which has contributions from all of the gardens.

    The garden is currently being replanned and some of this may be evident!

Features and Attractions

Frequent winner of vegetable, fruit and garden classes in the annual Village Show.

Fairfield- Canceled

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Fairfield
Vicarage Rd
Abbotskerswell
Devon
TQ12 5PN

Accessibility information

Wheelchair access over 4 step ramp - at users risk. Grass paths.

More about Fairfield

Fairfield is a 2 acre plot set in a lovely valley on the edge of the village, and developed over the past 10 years. Parking for all the open gardens is in one field, which also houses two friendly miniature Shetland ponies. We always have a tractor on hand for wet weather parking. No car has ever been abandoned!

Another field was planted up in 2006/7 with a small copse, and an arboretum with 80 non- native species including eucalyptus, embothrium, davidia and many other interesting specimens. 2009 saw the addition of a small orchard, more eucalyptus and a birch grove. The trees are set among winding grass pathways and wildflower areas. Down the edge of one field a bog garden has been developed which has candelabra primula, irises, rodgersia, astrantia and astilbe.

The walled garden round the house has herbaceous borders in cottage style and in May/June is a blend of foxgloves, delphinium, lupins, peonies etc. A huge hedge was taken down in late 2012 and the border replanted with white, yellow and peach colours, which has opened up the whole garden most effectively.

Two rose ropes edge the driveway with 12 different climbing roses. A field barn is in the process of being covered by 6 different rambler roses. A new pergola on the terrace is being covered in roses and clematis.

There is a potager vegetable patch, a very productive soft fruit area and a wildlife pond with a stepped rill. There are shrub areas and a bed concentrating on spiky leaved plants and grasses.

The driveway border was redeveloped during autumn 2013 following severe flooding in 2012, which led to the loss of many trees. There are wildflower areas at the bottom of the drive.

Most of the flowers and vegetables are raised from propagation on site and there is a plant stall which has contributions from all of the gardens.

The garden is currently being replanned and some of this may be evident!

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