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Hill House Nursery, Tea Room and Garden

Hill House Nursery, Tea Room and Garden
Newton Abbot

TQ13 7LY

tel: 01803 762273
fax: 05601 158 218

Area: Devon
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Hill House Nursery, Tea Room and Garden -- Devon
Visitor Information

Email: bluebird //at//
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Hill House Nursery, Tea Room and Garden
Last Update*  28-02-2014

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 Opening Days and Hours

NOTE for 2015: Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

All Year; 7 days a week; 11am - 5pm including Bank Holidays & Easter Sunday
Tea Room 01803 762261 last order 4.45pm, 1 March to 30 September

Parties / Coaches: Yes
Yes with prior notice
Groups / Coaches need Appointment: Yes
Parties only need give advance notice

House Open for Viewing: No
House is Victorian Gothic & is Grade II but is not open to the public.

National Garden Scheme days: No
No but charity collection all year round
Best Times of Year to Visit:
May - September.
To see:
Garden, Nursery and Tea Room selling lunches & home made soups, cakes & scones. There is a Tea Room lawn for sunny days.
 Admission Prices
None, but NGS donations welcome.
 Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Shop: No
Plants for Sale: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Teas: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
Picnics: No
Dogs Allowed: No
On Lead only: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
Disabled access, but limited. For events, please see website.
All scones and cakes are home made, cream teas are served. Tea room opens from 1st Mar - 30th Sept.
Disabled access to tea room & lawn
Disabled information plus mobility and walking aids
 Garden Features & Events
Large number of mature conservatory plants, Fuchsias, well-known and rare plants of all sorts, plus a mature vicarage garden.
Nemesia 'Bluebird' was bred here and sells worldwide. Plectranthus Sasha, Dianthus Old Mother Hubbard and Crocosmia 'Krakatoa' were all bred here.
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade: II
National Collection:
 Description of Garden
Designer: Edward Hyams
There are three acres of English vicarage garden with mature cedar trees, a rare Pinus Montezuma, rhododendrons, camellias, many salvias, a beautiful formal pond and a wealth of unusual plants and shrubs.The Hydrangea Walk originally made by Edward Hyams has now been re-planted and includes a variety of Camellias, as well and there is now a wildlife pond at Rond Point. There is a rookery in the cedar tree, which is probably over 100 years old.

We use no pesticides in garden or greenhouses and as a consequence the garden is a haven for birds and other wildlife.
 History of Garden
It was restored by Raymond Hubbard, the present owner. The planning was the subject of Hyams's book, "An Englishman's Garden". It has been featured on television many times and in several gardening books. Raymond Hubbard, who has been a nurseryman for over 60 years, was one of the pioneers of biological control in greenhouses during the 1960s and continues to use these methods today. The house, which is Grade II listed was built by Mrs. Champernowne of Dartington Hall, who also built the church next door & the architect was John Loughborough Pearson who also designed Truro Cathedral.
 Nearby Devon Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Sea Trout, Staverton
B&Bs include Tidwell Farm & Blackler Barton & various others in Landscove or its environs.
Inns & Pubs:
Live & Let Live, Landscove
Sea Trout, Staverton
Coppa Dolla, Broadhempston
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The garden information above was last updated on 28-02-2014

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