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Friends Of Homeyards Botanical Gardens In Shaldon (CIO Reg No: 1159641)

The Friends group was set up in 1989 to promote the proper maintenance and enhancement of Homeyards Botanical Gardens.
‘Friends’ pay a modest annual membership subscription which entitles them to a vote; their contact details are entered onto a database and they’re kept informed of any developments in the Gardens by email. Supporters of this historic and beautiful
space are not only villagers but come from far and wide. The group’s committee meet several times a year and liaise regularly with the Garden’s owners, Teignbridge DC’s Green Spaces department.

If you’d like to become a Friend and support the work of this local charity please complete this form below

We will soon be adding an online membership request option but in the meantime all the information is outlined on the form.

If you would like to make a much needed donation then you can do that by clicking the Donate Button below and make a one off payment or monthly via PayPay.


The Friends have funded and planted up an area of rhododendron shrubs, the pond and rill area, undertaken a refurbishment of the lower woodland area, planted a row of Hawthorn trees and most recently provided new colourful planting to the bank leading up from the pond.

Nice day at the gardens today. Planted some trees and met some lovely people. Looking forward to the next session later this month.


  • Gardening Volunteering sessions are run from 10am on Tuesdays. We’re always delighted to see new hands to help with ongoing maintenance of the Gardens. Please join for as little or as long as you feel able and we can match jobs to each volunteers’ level of experience and skill. Report to the Gardener’s Hut with gloves and stout footwear. 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.
  • Serving teas and informing visitors. The castle is opened for coffee and teas in suitable weather, this is dependant on a rota of willing volunteers. If you can spare an hour or two please let the Friends committee know.
  • Community and fundraising events. As well as theatrical and musical fundraisers, we’ve run very popular Easter and Halloween events and are always on the lookout for ideas and helping hands, please let the committee know if you’d like to get involved.

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