The Clovelly Estate is completing a major renovation programme of the gardens adjacent to Clovelly Court. The garden is a classic example of the Victorian kitchen garden tradition. To date there has been renovation of magnificent lean-to greenhouses with their original manual levers. The 12ft high surrounding walls have been repointed and recoped.
Apricots, melons, peaches, nectarines, a vine, citrus and a fig tree, cucumbers, peppers, chillies, aubergines and tomatoes are being grown. Cut flowers are also grown for sale together with pot plants from the nursery.
New espalier fan and cordon fruit trees line the walls enclosing the garden which also shelter vegetables grown organically and in rotation ensuring sweet tasting and safe produce for sale.
From the village of Clovelly a woodland walk - 'The Long Walk' leads an elegant and beautiful path to the gardens.
Within the unique maritime microclimate of the gardens is planned a display of tender and exotic flower borders sculptured from the landscape to enhance the character and atmosphere already present.
Visitor Opening Times
The Gardens are open all year from 10:00 am to 4:00pm
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS CLOVELLY COURT GARDENS OPENING PROCEEDS GO TO A REGISTERED CHARITY IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE HHA FRIENDS SCHEME AND MEMBERS & FRIENDS WILL HAVE TO PAY AN ENTRANCE FEE TO VISIT THIS PROPERTY
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
The village of Clovelly forms part of the Clovelly Estate and has been used in many film productions including: 2007: John West Weightwatchers Tuna advert, Sense & Sensibility - short harbour scene. Earlier: Jeeves & Wooster episode, Rosamund Pilcher episode, The New World - Pocohontas update, and many others including stills for fashion magazines. The garden has been used for fashion shoots.
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