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Heanton Satchville and RHS Rosemoor, Devon

April 25, 2014

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Left: Heanton Satchville, centre: Rosemoor garden, right: Rosemoor garden
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Heanton Satchville, the 19th Century home of Lord and Lady Clinton, is situated in Huish above the Torridge River Valley, approximately 5 miles south of Great Torrington.

The garden looks out across the recently restored William S. Gilpin parkland and its large collection of veteran trees, incorporating numerous stunning views and vistas of the North Devon countryside.

The 25 acre garden comprises the pleasure garden surrounding the Mansion; a more formal planting of specimen trees and shrubs, borders and hedges set in gently undulating lawns; the cottage walk woodland garden with camellia, rhododendron, Acer and hydrangea collections, and two one-acre walled gardens, one of which is still in use for the production of fruit, vegetables and cut flowers for the house. Three early 20th century glasshouses are currently used to grow a range of produce and for the propagation of plants for the garden.

The garden team consists of a head gardener, Paul Hipkin, one full time gardener and a full time groundsman gardener, plus part-time seasonal help as necessary. They are collectively responsible for all aspects of the maintenance and improvement of the gardens and work to the highest horticultural standards.

Rosemoor is the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden in the South and is located a short drive away. There are few other gardens which balance to such effect the old and the new. The formal themed gardens, developed over the last twenty or so years, are connected to the mature planting of Lady Anne’s Garden by a winding gorge planted with ferns and bamboos.

In the last five years, since the PGG conference, there have been a considerable number of new projects including the Education Centre, the Square Garden re-designed by Roger Webster, a Hot Garden with exuberant planting and woodland walks.


10.00am Arrival and coffee
10.15am Welcome from Lady Clinton, followed by walk and talk by Paul Hipkin, Head Gardener
12.15pm Depart for lunch at RHS Rosemoor. Excellent food and areas for picnic.
14.00pm – Tour of Rosemoor garden/New Education Centre.
Optional Cream Tea?
NB: The garden will be open until fairly late but catering closes earlier.



April 25, 2014
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Colin Roberts
T: 01844 281485, M: 07837 287064


Heanton Satchville
Huish Okehampton EX20 3QE United Kingdom + Google Map