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October 2020 Update

Thanks again to all our volunteers who have been working hard to reveal the larger plants above the pond, clearing around the hawthorn avenue trees which the Shaldon schoolchildren planted, so they can be mulched and starting to clear above the long wall to the right...

‘COG’ Aerial Tour of the Gardens

‘COG’ Aerial Tour of the Gardens

'COG' or the Consortium of Gardens are a group of organisations in Teignmouth and Shaldon which have a common interest in maintaining and improving green spaces for the benefit of the community. One of the initiatives undertaken by the group last year was the...

Devon Open Studios at the Castle

Devon Open Studios at the Castle

The Castle will be hosting its first group show for Devon Open Studios 2019. Over 200 artists and artisans across Devon open their studios to the public to show and sell their creations from Saturday 7th to Sunday 22 September. Four local artists have teamed up to...

Homeyards wins Green Flag award

Homeyards wins Green Flag award

Fantastic news : Homeyards Botanical Gardens have been granted a Green Flag award. 'The awards, now celebrating its 21st year, recognise and reward the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space...

Poetry Trail and Viewing Platforms

A couple of photos from when a group of Year 4 children from Shaldon School visited the Gardens in June to get inspiration for an Arts Council funded project. In the company of local poet Caitlin Miller (nee Gillespie) they visited several areas of Homeyards to savour...

Burma Star Garden

Gary at work on the new design for the Burma Star memorial garden. The yew 'star' is taking shape and more yew is to go around the edge to 'frame' the area. The granite plinth and plaque has been ordered and should be installed in a week or so. They will be set in...

30 Years Ago

There is an exhibition in the castle of photos and drawings from 30 years ago - compare these to how the gardens look now. The castle is usually open to visitors on Tuesday afternoons, when Eileen and friends will be happy to provide a cup of tea and a chat.

Pond Path Planting and Rope Walk Repairs

Pond Path planting - We've bought lots of wonderful shrubs and plants for the bank that runs up from the pond and next week's forecast is looking good. Just hoping we can persuade as many of you as possible to come and join in the planting for an hour or two. Work...

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