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Clovelly Court Gardens. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

I just had a lovely moment in the gardens: A happy pair of hotel guests came strolling through the gardens. They stopped where I was harvesting by my crate of courgettes to ask about the yellow ones, as they did not know what they were. After enjoying the Lobster & Crab Feast at the weekend, they had eaten them at Zach’s BBQ on Sunday and described them as ‘lush’ as

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Lobster & Crab Feast – Lobster Box Race

Lobster & Crab Feast, Sunday 2nd September. The first Lobster Box Race will be held this year. The aim is to see how many boxes one can run over in the harbour.  Participants bringing wet clothes and shoes to wear, welcome.

Clovelly Court Gardens. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

Clovelly Court Gardens crops are at last really soaking up the rain and filling out. The squash and pumpkins have thrown out a new flush of growth, though for some of the vines it was a little too late. The fine butternut squash variety ‘Tiana’ which we chose for this year is performing as reliably as ever at least. The celeriac are also beginning to swell and with good September

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More 4 filming in Devon & Cornwall

More 4 filming in Devon & Cornwall started on 8th August at Clovelly for their upcoming series about life in Devon & Cornwall.  As part of 3 days of filming, covering the life of the village and what goes on behind the scenes, they filmed The Hon. John Rous and Mr Mukti Mitchell, Director of Mitchell & Dickinson at Crazy Kate’s Cottage, the home of Ms. Ellie Jarvis.  John Rous

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National Britain in Bloom judging day – Blog by Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

National Britain in Bloom – judging day at Clovelly.  The judges visited Clovelly village on 6th August and I hope it will be as big a success as the Clovelly Community Gardening Group could make it. They also saw a working garden and work in progress and seemed to really take on board our work so far as well as our hopes and plans for the future. We took a

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Gig naming ceremony. Blog by Ellie Jarvis

Gig naming ceremony – by the oldest pilot gig club in N. Devon The Gig Club celebrated the launch of its brand new fibreglass gig boat on Sunday August 5th.  Television presenter, Amanda Lamb, officially named the boat, ‘Headon Home’, by spraying a bottle of fizz over its bow.  Launched from Clovelly Lifeboat slip to cheers from the crowd of gig club members and lifeboat crew, as well as friends,

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Clovelly Court Gardens. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

July. Another week of extremes! Our rain dancing finally came to fruition this weekend past – to such an alarming extent that no one could have been prepared. Looking back at our rain gauge records we literally had three months of rain in the last three days…to the decimal. Although I’m overjoyed about the rain, the wind was rather catastrophic. I’ve spent most of the weekend holding down plants as

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Clovelly Court Gardens. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

July. SW in Bloom Wow! What a week. A huge amount of preparation went into this past week, culminating in the visit on Friday from the Britain in Bloom regional judges along with the BBC 2 film crew. I am so proud how well the gardens team and Clovelly Community Gardening Group pulled together. And how phenomenally hard everyone worked. It is an honour to be part of such a

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Clovelly Court Gardens. Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener

End of June The last week in June was very hot and dry, but the produce in Clovelly Court gardens started to roll in with a wonderful flavour. Filming We spent another afternoon that week with the BBC filming for the Britain in Bloom coverage. It was good to have our garden changes and progress highlighted after just a couple of months. Start of July This week was full of

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Come and join the Annual Sea Sunday Service on Clovelly quay, 8th July

Sea Sunday Service. Piracy, shipwreck, abandonment and separation from loved ones are just a few of the problems that merchant seafarers face. The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million men and women around the world. They can face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat. HRH The Princess Royal is Patron of the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society. It started with

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