One acre organic gardens set around mill house and restored water mill. Small cottage garden; herb garden with medicinal and dye plants; productive fruit and vegetable garden, and a wild woodland and water garden by the mill. The 16 acre smallholding will be open for lake and riverside walks through wildflower meadows. Friendly sheep, pigs and poultry. Exhibition of embroideries by Linda Chilton.
The historic water mill was restored to working order in April 2012. The mill and smallholding are open for free educational visits throughout the year to school groups. Details on website.
Sunday 28 May (11am - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Refreshments in garden with ducks or in the stable if wet! Plenty of dry seating.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement May & June for groups of 15+. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Wheelchair access to part of garden. WC with access for wheelchairs.
How to find us
The Bridge Mill, Mill Rd, Bridgerule, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7EL
In Bridgerule village on R Tamar between Bude and Holsworthy. Between chapel by river bridge and church at top of hill. The mill is at the bottom of the hill opp Short and Abbott, agricultural engineers. See above website for detailed directions.
More about The Bridge Mill
The one acre gardens at The Bridge Mill comprises a series of smaller gardens set around the house and the restored water mill. In front of the house is the cottage garden; behind it on a shady cliff face is the green garden with ferns. There is also a herb and dye plant garden and a productive vegetable and fruit garden. A wild woodland and water garden is being developed around the mill leat, mill race, water wheel and the river. The grounds extend to 16 acres in all; these are also open to view with lake, millpond and riverside walks through wildflower meadows where you can meet the sheep, pigs, hens and ducks. The smallholding is run organically and traditional farming methods employed to encourage wildlife. The Bridge Mill is a County Wildlife Site and a Key Devon Dragonfly site.