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. 

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.

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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 cafeteria. 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 please note that the admission charges to Clovelly Village include the gardens too.

If you just wish to visit the gardens there is a small admission charge of £4.   At Clovelly Cross on the A39, take the B3237 to Clovelly and park outside the entrance gates to Clovelly Court, then follow the signs.

You are sure to find your tour of Clovelly Court Gardens one of the most pleasurable places to visit in North Devon, so make sure you include them.


View/download the Clovelly Court Gardens (2020) brochure



Head Gardener, Neil Coldrick