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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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Apple Day

October 24th 2018 is Apple Season – so we are holding our Apple Day with lots of lovely apple crafts and activities. On arrival at Clovelly you will see apple pressing by Gatcombe valley Juices outside the Visitor Centre, so please do bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed and taste the fresh juice or if you wish, you can bring more for pasteurisation and bottling for which

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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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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 and Crab feast

September 02, 2018 see’s Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs sustainable caught by its fishermen with a great day out for all the family. Choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay or book a table at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant to enjoy a delicious lobster dish. There’ll be live music all day, cookery demonstrations with tastings, a prize draw for a magnum of

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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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