Hill House Nursery Tea Room and Garden

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Landscove, Ashburton, Newton Abbot,
Devon, TQ13 7LY

01803 762273

05601 158 218


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2018-01-16 04:09:51

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times 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: No

Yes with prior notice

Group Appointment: Yes

Parties only need give advance notice

House Open for Viewing: Yes

House is Victorian Gothic & is Grade II but is not open to the public.

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

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
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: 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

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:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire 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

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Totnes Ashburton Dartmoor

Description of Garden

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camellias, many salvias, a beautiful formal pond and a wealth of unusual plants and shrubs.The Hydrangea Walk originally made by Edward Hyams has now been re-planted and includes a variety of Camellias, as well and there is a wildlife pond at Rond Point.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.

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