Greencombe Gardens

"A magical, organic three-and-a-half-acre woodland garden close to Porlock, famous for erythroniums, ferns and double Trillium grandiflorum." Val Bourne, Daily Telegraph.

A woodland garden and organic showpiece of international renown, Greencombe Gardens stretch along a sheltered hillside below the tree-covered slopes of Exmoor and offer visitors outstanding views over ancient fields onto Porlock Bay.

The garden's moss covered paths meander through a collection of exceptional flowering plants flourishing beneath a magnificent canopy of oaks, hollies, conifers and sweet chestnuts. Camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, maples, lilies, roses, clematis, and hydrangeas all flower in turn among ferns, mosses and the garden’s four National Collections, which include beautiful Polystichum ferns and spring-flowering dog’s-tooth violets (Erythronium). The garden is home to a champion English Holly tree (ilex aquifolium), the largest and oldest in the British Isles.

For over 50 years, Greencombe has thrived using organic gardening methods, with a riot of birds and butterflies all around. Like all good plantsmen’s gardens, Greencombe is full of rare and wonderful plants and has much to interest and delight every visitor.

Situated just off the road to Porlock Weir, the garden opens on Easter Sunday, April 1 2018 and will continue to welcome visitors every day from 2-6pm through the end of July. Also open by appointment. Groups welcome, advance notice preferable. Tea, coffee and biscuits available to enjoy in the garden. Plants, seeds, cards, books and an array of special jams and chutneys for sale. 

 

 

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