Clovelly News

The Creative Christmas Tree, by Ellie Jarvis

The Creative Christmas tree on Clovelly Lime Kiln, photographed by Ellie Jarvis.   I am involved in planning the lights project each year and this is the recycled element of part of the project. This is placed on the Lime Kiln in the harbour and made using entirely reclaimed and found materials.  The Christmas lights were put in place by a team of volunteers from Clovelly Lifeboat Crew, with Paul Smale leading

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Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2018

We are delighted to win a Bronze Award for International/Inbound Visitor Experience of the Year. The Visit Devon Awards Ceremony was held at High Bullen, on 22nd November.  Clovelly Managers, Stephen Harris, and Sam Hodgson attended and enjoyed a lovely evening. Click on title.

Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener, Clovelly Court Gardens

Mid November Clovelly Court Gardens seasonal produce is almost at a close, but it has been heartening to have plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables still leaving the gardens in November. Our little Apple Store shop has remained stocked, along with our stall at the Visitor Centre. We’ve continued supplying fresh produce to Clovelly’s Red Lion hotel and local pub. We have even had a stall of veg at the

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Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener, Clovelly Court Gardens

Winter is close Amazingly the mild damp weather continues although the light levels are now signalling to the plants that winter is close. The dahlias, hanging on till the last, have finally stopped flowering even if the grass is still growing! Turf growth is negligible below 5-6 Celsius but even at night our temperatures have regularly been 7-9. This is giving the sward a great chance to recover and thicken

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First World War Memorial

First World War, 1914-1918 The memorial on Mt. Pleasant was erected by Christine Hamlyn, owner and benefactress of Clovelly, in memory of the village men who lost their lives during the First World War and her nephew, The Hon. John N.  Manners.  In 1921 she then donated Mount Pleasant to the National Trust for the use of the people of Clovelly for all time. The Gallery WWI exhibition in the

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Filming Clovelly: ‘Britain in 100 Homes’. Ellie Jarvis

Raise the Roof Productions, Glasgow came to film Clovelly all day on 25th October for “Britain in 100 Homes”.  After filming throughout the village, I was then interviewed in my home, Crazy Kate’s Cottage. The official programme information is: “Britain in 100 Homes. Every home in Britain tells a story of how we lived in the past and how we live today. This ambitious series will unpack how our homes

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National Britain in Bloom Gold Award

  Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener, Clovelly Court Gardens The big news of the week has certainly been our wonderful surprise at receiving Gold in the Village category at the National Britain in Bloom awards. This puts the community of Clovelly and its horticultural exploits among the top four of the top ten villages. Given that Bloom is the largest community gardening competition in the U.K., this is a fantastic result

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South West in Bloom Gold Award

South West in Bloom Gold Award.  On 4th October there was the highlight of the Regional Britain in Bloom awards in Yeovil.  Clovelly Community Gardening Group was proud to receive Gold in the Champion of Champions category. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener, Clovelly Court Gardens The gardens team are over the moon about their contribution to this.  And so pleased that our closer collaboration with the Clovelly Community Gardening Group and

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Secret filming for the BBC

Secret filming for the BBC on 1st October.  The production team spent the day filming Clovelly and the donkeys. Once the transmission date is known, the name of the programme can then be posted up.  

Clovelly Court Gardens. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

Clovelly Court Gardens.  Well, what a turn around on the weather! From the hottest driest summer for years to a wet and windy few weeks for the start of autumn. Weeds are growing fast with the warm temperatures and sunny spells, which give us plenty to do. Clearing the summer season crops has also begun, helped along by an extended spell of strong winds. The garden is beginning to change

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