Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland, North Devon
Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland, North Devon
Address: Docton Mill
North Devon
Postcode: EX39 6EA
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Telephone: 01237 441369
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Welcome to Docton Mill Gardens (UK)


Highlights of the Garden include:

·     Spectacular display of narcissi in spring

·     River walk with displays of naturalised narcissi, bluebells and wild garlic

·     Superb bog garden as described in Rosemary Verey’s book “Good Planting”

·     Extensive herbaceous border of over 140m

·     Wildlife pond and vegetable garden

·     My favourite garden ( Malcom Duncan  R.H.S. Rosemoor )

·     Tea Room serving light lunches with speciality salads during the summer, all food locally sourced

·     Dogs allowed on short leads

·     Over 300 varieties of herbaceous perennial for sale

Docton Mill is situated in a stunning valley location 1000m from the coast and famous waterfall at Spekes Mill Mouth.  The Garden started in the 1930’s but fell into disrepair in the 1970’s.  1980 saw the Mill renovated and Garden cleared with extensive planting and the creation of a new Bog Garden and borders, vast numbers of trees were planted.  The start of the new Millennium saw developments including a new Magnolia Garden with large Herbaceous borders, Woodland Garden and Greenhouse area enabling more extensive plant propagation. Recently a new Stream garden has been added together with a wildlife pond and vegetable garden area.

The garden gives variety throughout the seasons and has been featured on many local and national T.V. gardening programmes. The garden recently won a Gold Medal at the Devon County Show