Friends of Homeyards


Friends of Homeyards Botanical Gardens in Shaldon is a group, now a registered charity (CIO Reg No: 1159641), originally established in 1989 to promote the proper maintenance and advancement of The Gardens . We are always looking for keen volunteers to help in our efforts to raise the condition and profile of the Gardens and help out with voluntary work days and educational and community events including serving of teas etc. from the castle as well as raising funds.

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If you think you can help or would like to join us please complete and return the membership form . Gardening Days are on Tuesdays starting at 10am at the gardeners hut

We are always delighted to see members at these events so please join us for as little or as long as you feel able and we can match jobs to each volunteers’ level of experience and skill. Current work involves ongoing clearance of large and outgrown plants and new planting of specific areas . The current main aim is to introduce lasting colour and interest.

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Centenary Seat Celebration

Centenary Seat Celebration

The Friends held a small celebration on 7th September to mark the centenary of Mrs Homeyard starting work on the gardens and the creation of the magnificent new seat with ceramic stoneware decoration. A very big...

Ceramic Artwork Centenary  Seat

Ceramic Artwork Centenary Seat

In 2022 we celebrate 100 years since the gardens were created by Mrs Homeyard, this being marked by the creation of the ceramic decorated seat which is now installed on the castle terrace. Local artists...

July Update

July Update

  We hope you know about our castle openings on Tuesday and Friday mornings with our volunteers offering refreshments and a chance to see the lovely views and take in a bit of the history of the gardens. Our...

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