Clovelly Court Gardens
One of the outstanding Victorian kitchen gardens to visit in North Devon
Clovelly Court Gardens are a must see whilst visiting the famous village. Plants thrive in this sheltered sunny corner of North Devon, which has the added benefit of the warmth the Gulf Stream brings.
You’ll find these old walled gardens a contrast to the rest of the village, so do go along and enjoy their beauty. Protected from the winds and bounded by an avenue of lofty lime trees, they are usually a month ahead of the season. Consequently you’ll find that there’s always something to see and enjoy during the year. So why not include a visit as part of an autumn weekend break or short spring holiday at the Red Lion or the New Inn, Clovelly’s two prestigious inns?
At Clovelly Court Gardens, you’ll find neat, carefully tended gardens. Bordered by herbaceous beds, they are a blaze of colour during the summer. In the run of the beautifully restored Victorian glasshouses you will find so much. Such as apricots, peaches, aubergines, nectarines, peppers, chillies, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, grapes, lemons and figs ripening in the warmth. Outside the garden produce is tasteful and wholesome, along with apples, pears, quinces, medlars, soft fruit, and two mulberry trees – and even Chinese gooseberries. The Red Lion and the New Inn are both supplied with fresh vegetables and fruit from the gardens.
Keep the memories of your Devon holiday alive
You can buy bedding plants, herbs, freshly dug vegetables, cut flowers and harvested fruit, either at the gardens or at Clovelly’s Visitor Centre with its shops and popular restaurant. All the garden produce is grown to organic principles. They’ll help keep the memories of your North Devon holiday alive.
The Gardens are open all year from 10:00 am to 4:00pm, and the entry charge to Clovelly Village includes free admission. If you just wish to visit the gardens there is a small admission charge. You’ll find them on the right at the top of the village, along the path to All Saints Church.
You are sure to find a tour of Clovelly Court Gardens one of the most pleasurable places to go in North Devon, so make sure you include them as part of your visit.
View/download the Clovelly Court Gardens (2018) brochure