This Lost Garden, by a beautiful Dartmoor stream was overgrown and neglected. Since 2016 its mature Magnolias, Camellias, Azaleas and other trees have been rescued. Paths and ponds cleared, archaeology preserved, borders created, bridges and terraces repaired and over 5000 bulbs planted. The meadows contain wild daffodils and bluebells, so in the spring the garden is a kaleidoscope of colour.
Saturday 21 April, Sunday 22 April (11am - 4pm). Admission £3.50, child £1.00. Light refreshments.
Tea, coffee, sandwiches and cake.
Angela Patterson & Mike Walker
Wheelchair access limited to front and rear patios.
How to find us
Coombe Meadow, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7HU
Coombe Meadow TQ13 7HU opp Waterleat. Enter Ashburton town centre, turn onto North St. After Victoria Inn, bear R at junction, do not cross bridge to Buckland in the Moor. Follow the signs.
More about Coombe Meadow
Set in a tranquil valley, on the edge of Dartmoor, the garden was created in the late seventies on the banks of a stream. The woodland walks, ponds, terracing, wild flower meadows and tin mining archaeology had all reverted to nature. Etiolated trees and shrubs have had to be rescued by restoring daylight. The tin mining archaeology was under years of detritus and required clearing and stabilising to halt further decline.
The current owners have taken on the task of returning it to its former glory having bought the property in 2016. To date, stone walls have been repaired, ponds recovered and new herbaceous borders created. In April the Magnolias, Camellias, Azaleas and over 5000 newly planted bulbs should be at their finest. There are several quiet and secluded seating areas where you can listen to the burble of the stream and call of the birds. Follow the current owners as they climb their steep learning curve!