Guided Walking Tour of The Italian Garden, Great Ambrook, Ipplepen, South Devon

Event Date: 
09/06/2021 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
The Italian Garden, Great Ambrook, Ipplepen, South Devon

This is a small group (10 people), guided walking tour of The Italian Garden at Great Ambrook.

Explore the garden, see the work in progress, and learn about its unique story, its creators and our restoration plans.

The garden is a not-for-profit charitable interest company and all proceeds are reinvested in the restoration and replanting of the garden.

Full details and directions on our website

Booking essential.

Tickets available by clicking on “Book Tickets“ below. Price: £5 Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


Introduction to Meditation - Well-being Session

Introduction to Meditation - Well-being Session

Event Date: 
16/05/2021 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
The Italian Garden, Great Ambrook, Ipplepen, South Devon

]Visit this peaceful garden for a meditation session and learn about this ancient practice.

Relax and learn techniques and tips for a calmer life in this unique and beautiful setting.

Booking Essential. Only 6 spaces on each session.

Full details on our website .

Devon Wildlife Trust, photography, Exeter

Stay at home photographers encouraged to capture wildlife on their doorstep

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 - 12:23pm

People are being encouraged to take photographs of ‘Wildlife at Home’ in a fantastic new competition with some great prizes up for grabs.

Exeter City Council has partnered up with Devon Wildlife Trust, who manage Exeter’s Valley Parks on behalf of the Council, to see what wildlife people have in their gardens or backyards across the city.

The competition – which is open to everyone in Exeter (see restrictions below) – supports the government’s ‘Stay at Home’ message in trying to stop the spread of Covid-19, whilst at the same time helps mental well-being and encourages...

New wildlife gardening guide shows big potential of small spaces in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/28/2020 - 2:49pm

A new guide published today by the RSPB and Barratt Developments, which is currently building brand-new communities across Devon, shows how to turn balconies and small gardens into sanctuaries for wildlife.

The RSPB's ‘Welcome Wildlife into Your World' guide gives top tips and advice for bringing nature to your home, especially for people with a small amount of outdoor space such as a balcony or courtyard.

The leading housebuilder is building new homes at Tarka Ridge near Barnstaple, Embden Grange , Tavistock, Braid Park, Tiverton (from Barratt Homes and David Wilson...

Pond keepers offered chance to recycle their old pond pumps

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:40am

POND keepers wishing to upgrade their old pumps for new eco-friendly versions are invited to visit their nearest Blagdon product retailer to take part in a money-saving recycling scheme .

Westcountry-based Blagdon has launched its new Amphibious IQ scrappage scheme offering consumers £25 off an energy-efficient pond pump when they trade in their old one for recycling.

Andrew Paxton, who is the Development Manager at Blagdon in Taunton, says: “Our Amphibious IQ Filter & Waterfall pump is the best adjustable pond pump for filters and waterfalls and offers a whole raft of...

porcelain paving

Transform Your Garden with Porcelain Paving Ideas

It is a fact that space is not common to have in houses these days, and it has become a rare blessing. It is a great blessing for anyone to have outside space, which can be used for multiple purposes. We are all living in a modern age, where homes are getting smaller and smaller, and there is very little space outside homes. If you have large or even small outside space in your home, then this space can be a happy and satisfaction zone for you and your family. If you regularly host guests, or if you want to enjoy the sunlight and pleasant weather, the outdoor patio is the best place to...

New customers allowed to join garden waste scheme

People in Exeter can sign up once again for the City Council’s Garden Waste Collection Scheme.

The Council had stopped new customers signing up for the scheme at the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. However it has now lifted the suspension and is taking on new customers.

Gardeners can choose either a 140 litre brown bin for £37.15 a year or a 240 litre bin for £48.80. Alternatively a bundle of five biodegradable sacks costs £11.

Things that can be put in the bin are:

  • flowers and plants
  • grass cuttings
  • leaves and bark
  • ...

Wildlife-friendly show garden recognised with RSPB award at popular Tarka Ridge

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Fri, 12/13/2019 - 9:05am

David Wilson Homes is celebrating a special award for its efforts to embrace wildlife at Tarka Ridge in Yelland.

The five star housebuilder has been busy creating a haven for the natural world in the garden of a show home at the popular development. And now the RSPB has recognised the efforts with a Wildlife Show Garden Bronze award.

"We've worked very hard at Tarka Ridge to ensure those who buy our homes have a wonderful place in which to put down roots - but we also consider the wildlife residing here," said sales director, Nick Reid.

"Our team has worked closely...

Tree planting initiatives take root

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 12/06/2019 - 2:59pm

The County Council has teamed up with the Woodland Trust and the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum to encourage communities and landowners to plant more trees.

Ten trees were planted in the grounds of County Hall last week by pupils from St Leonard’s Primary School and members of the Devon Youth Parliament as the Council marked National Tree Week and joined the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback.

It was also an opportunity to launch the new schemes. Devon County Council, in association with the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity the Woodland Trust, is offering...

The gardens at Holcombe Rogus

Hospiscare’s Open Gardens shows off Devon’s hidden treasures

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:22am

This year will once again see Hospiscare teaming up with local residents who are gladly opening their gardens in support of what is now a favourite staple in the charity’s calendar. This year, Hospiscare Open Gardens is entering its fifteenth year and to date has raised the awe inspiring amount of £227,000. This is thanks to the gardeners who work tirelessly caring for their outdoor spaces, the visitors who turn out in force to marvel at these treasured lands and the friends, family and volunteers who come together to make it all possible.

2018 was a record breaking year for the...