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Formerly a market garden, now a private pleasure garden developed over past 40 yrs. The garden is very much a work in progress, the owners aiming to make it as labour saving as possible indulging in...
Houndspool, Dawlish
Mon 15 Jun, Tue 16 Jun, Sat 1 Aug, Sun 2 Aug

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1 acre plantswoman’s garden featuring exotic Japanese garden with tea house, koi carp pond and cascading stream, tropical garden with exotic shrubs and perennials, herbaceous borders with
The Croft, Barnstaple
Sun 21 Jun, Sun 19 Jul, Sun 16 Aug

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2020 sees these tours in their 11th year and they are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am.
Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham
Wed 24 Jun, Wed 1 Jul, and more dates until Wed 19 Aug

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Charming, peaceful 10 acre garden with lawns, lakes and ponds. Water features with swans, ducks and other wildlife.
Kia-Ora Farm & Gardens, Cullompton
Sun 5 Jul, Sun 2 Aug

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Battery Military Open Day
Brixham Battery, Fishcome Hill, Brixham,
Sun 12 Jul, Sun 30 Aug, Mon 31 Aug

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Charming, peaceful 10 acre garden with lawns, lakes and ponds. Water features with swans, ducks and other wildlife.
Kia-Ora Farm & Gardens, Cullompton
Sun 19 Jul, Sun 16 Aug, Sun 13 Sep

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4 acre garden located on SW-facing slope in rural Mid Devon. Evolved primarily over last 27 yrs, harnessing and working with the natural landscape.
Lewis Cottage, nr Crediton
Sat 25 Jul, Sun 26 Jul, Sun 30 Aug, Mon 31 Aug

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We thought we’d let our visitors describe the garden. A truly beautiful, tranquil garden with unusual plants and exciting use of colour. A garden to visit again and again!
Greatcombe, Newton Abbot
Sat 1 Aug and Sun 2 Aug

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Lifeboat Weekend This is a great weekend for all the family, packed full of fun and action. On Saturday there’s a very popular 2 mile sponsored swim from Bucks Mills to Clovelly, starting at 9:00 a.m.
Clovelly, Bideford
Sat 1 Aug and Sun 2 Aug

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1 acre garden of mainly fairly new planting. Numerous beds, majority of plants from cuttings and seed keeping cost to minimum, full of colour spring to autumn.
Springfield House, Colyford
Sat 1 Aug

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The Old School House is part of Ashcombe Estate. Created by Queens Nurse Vanessa and husband Chaz. It is an artistic palette of colour with a hint of the theatrical.
The Old School House, Dawlish
Sat 1 Aug and Sun 2 Aug

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Stunning garden of over 4 acres. Huge range of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, climbers and exotics planted over the past 13 yrs.
High Garden, Kenton
Sun 2 Aug

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Newly planted areas complement walled garden, summer borders and woodland of rare trees and shrubs. In spring, garden features a large collection of magnolias, camellias, and rhododendrons.
Chevithorne Barton, Tiverton
Sun 2 Aug

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Monthly print club for artists and anyone who wants to get creative. We’re a very supportive group and try out a range of printmaking techniques. Get in touch with lizziemee@hotmail.
Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life Beck’s Square Tiverton
Fri 7 Aug

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8 acres with borders, mature trees. Hellebores and snowdrops, small named collection of snowdrops at Bickham Cottage. Formal parterre with lily pond.
Bickham House, Exeter
Sun 9 Aug, Sat 5 Sep, Sun 6 Sep

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Have a great day out in Devon by taking a boat trip to enjoy the Regency town of Sidmouth. Sailing from Exmouth Marina take time to relax as we travel along the Jurassic Coast taking in all the...
Exmouth Marina
Fri 14 Aug, Sat 15 Aug, Fri 28 Aug, Sun 13 Sep, Sat 26 Sep

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The Beach Boys® Tribute Show Beach Boyz Tribute Band Now in the fifth year of touring, Tommy, Andy, Terry, Cliff and Graham, The Beach Boyz Tribute Band continues to enhance their reputation.
Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton
Sat 15 Aug

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Country garden of 1½ acres, packed with different and unusual herbaceous perennials, trees, shrubs and bamboos. Designed for yr-round interest, wildlife and owners’ pleasure.
Little Ash Bungalow, Honiton
Sat 15 Aug

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Spend an incredible summer’s night relaxing and watching the sunset on the water on our Countess Wear Evening Cruise.
Stuart Line Cruises, Exmouth Marina, Emxouth
Wed 19 Aug

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HELLS BELLS are in their 22nd year of rocking out! They are the UK’s finest and most entertaining tribute to the great AC/DC. For those about to Rock, HELLS BELLS we salute you...
Exmouth Pavilion, Esplanade, Exmouth
Fri 21 Aug

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2020 sees these tours in their 11th year and they are still proving to be very popular, even with the very early start of 6am.
Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham, Devon
Wed 26 Aug, Wed 2 Sep, and more dates until Wed 30 Sep, Wed 14 Oct

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Beautiful gardens surround Fursdon House, home of the Fursdon family for 7 centuries. A lovely hillside setting, with extensive views S over parkland and beyond.
Fursdon, Exeter
Wed 26 Aug

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Ask our visitors - Heaven for bumble bees, sun shining through layers of plants, an immersive experience, inspiring, exciting plants, magical, artistic, free flowing paradise, cleverly planted but
Holbrook Garden, Sampford Peverell
Thu 27 Aug to Sun 30 Aug

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This year Sidmouth Air Show is being held on Friday 28 August! Setting sail from Exmouth Marina, join us as we sail along the spectacular World Heritage Site, the Jurassic coast into the heart of...
Stuart Line Cruises, Exmouth Marina, Emxouth
Fri 28 Aug

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Stunning part of Exmoor National Park. All gardens have lovely views. Excellent walking along river and between gardens; map online. Brendon Hse: C18 in idyllic village location.
Brendon Gardens, Lynton
Sat 29 Aug and Sun 30 Aug

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