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Wed, 21 Jun



Garden Club visit to Tapeley Park

Meet at the Log Cabin Diner picnic site, on the south side of the A361(The wind turbine side) 11am

Garden Club visit to Tapeley Park
Garden Club visit to Tapeley Park

Time & Location

21 Jun, 11:00 – 17:00

Bideford, Bideford EX39 4NT, UK

About the event

The Garden Club June meeting is a visit to Tapeley Park, near Instow.

We will meet at the Log Cabin Diner picnic site, on the south side of the A361(The wind turbine side), at 11am on Wednesday 21st June (next week).

We will share cars as best we can.

If you are able to come, and need or can offer a lift, please let Frances or Mandy know, so we can be sure to include everyone, and not leave anyone behind!!

Frances:  07561717056

Mandy:  07847123296


Adults £7.50

Seniors £5.50

Unfortunately the house is not open this summer, just the gardens and tea rooms.


Tapeley Park is located between Barnstaple and Bideford, before the bridge over the Torridge, near the village of Instow. Visitors can follow brown tourist signs from the A39 onto the B3233 (and should be wary of following Sat Nav directions as this takes them to the wrong place).  Although in the parish of Westleigh, the Tapeley turning is just beyond the road to the village, a right turn to Tapeley Park (coming from Bideford direction).

Should take about 50mins to drive, depending on traffic.

From Their web site..The Tapeley Park grounds are renowned for their beautiful gardens, particularly the Italian terraces, and include a lake, ponds, old woodland and a number of fields where Tapeley’s herd of Highland cattle graze. As well as a sizeable organic vegetable garden, Tapeley Park has one of the oldest permaculture gardens in the UK

Although the house at Tapeley Park has existed in various forms dating back to the time of the Domesday Book, it was the arrival of Lady Rosamund in the 1880s that led to the ‘neo-classicising’ of the property, which gave the main house its distinctive look.

The visionary spirit of Lady Rosamund has been continued by her great grandson, Hector Christie, who has been a champion of chemical free food production for many years and long before it became an established feature on grocery shop shelves.Please share this with any members who might not see the email.

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