Friends of Homeyards
The Friends group was set up in 1989 to promote the proper maintenance and enhancement of Homeyards Botanical Gardens. The gardens are owned by Teignbridge, the local District Council. Over the years the Friends have developed a symbiotic relationship with the Council and working with them made a successful bid for £350,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding in 2015. At this point the Friends became a registered charity (CIO Reg no: 1159641). Trustees and a very active committee of 8 meet several times a year and represent the local community in promoting, monitoring and actively taking part in conservation, restoration and improvements to the landscape as well as researching and informing the public about the garden’s history.
Supporters of this historic and beautiful space come from far and wide. Friends pay an annual subscription fee which
- entitles them to a vote
- their contact details are entered onto a database
- they are kept informed of developments.
There’s an on-line subscription option using the DONATE link below or you can download a form with various alternative ways of subscribing using the BECOME A FRIEND link below – the more subscribers the better. Participation with the Friends can go further and suggestions are described under Get Involved.