June 29, 2017

VISIT | Clovelly Court Gardens, Devon

We visited Clovelly Court Gardens in May, on the way back home from Cornwall. Admission to the gardens is included in the main fee for the village, so we thought we'd go in and take a look.

We parked at the gate and walked along the bluebell and wild garlic lined path; the walls tantalisingly high and obscuring the gardens within.

If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know that I am obsessed with walled gardens and glasshouses, so we were thrilled to find both of those at Clovelly Court.

Within the high brick walls we found neat kitchen gardens, herbaceous borders and huge Victorian glasshouses on each side. The gardens were very quiet when we visited, so they felt quite magical and undiscovered. There were just a couple of gardeners having a tea break in one of the glasshouses, giving us free reign to explore the space.

I'm always so fascinated by the exotic plants growing in glasshouses. In the glasshouses here we found figs, peaches, nectarines, grapes and lemons. I love the contrast of these dense, lush plants against the romantic old glass.

Find out more about Clovelly Court Gardens.

Read the post about Clovelly village here.

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