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Coombe Meadow

Newton Abbot

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.
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    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!
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Coombe Meadow- Canceled

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Owner Information

Angela Patterson & Mike Walker

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How to find us

Coombe Meadow
Ashburton
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ13 7HU

Coombe Meadow TQ13 7HU opp Waterleat.
  • More detailed directions
    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.
Accessibility information

Wheelchair access limited to front and rear patios.

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!
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