Gardening Group’s visit to Andrew’s Corner Garden, Belstone. 2nd May 2018
Thirty two of us met up at the Tors Inn, Belstone, Okehampton at 12.30pm for our delicious pre-ordered lunches and good catch-up chats.
We then left for a short drive to Andrew’s Corner Garden, also in Belstone, owned by Robin and Edwina Hill who have opened their garden for the National Garden Scheme for 46 years! They also open especially for groups such as ours.
We were met by Robin Hill who directed us into a farm yard opposite the garden entrance. Fortunately we are good at car sharing!
Robin then gave us an introductory talk about the garden. A very varied one and half acre plantsman’s garden with all flowers, shrubs and trees, all well labelled. He then accompanied us round and was available to answer our questions.
The garden is a thousand feet above sea level facing south with a dramatic view across the Taw valley and Dartmoor. There are different levels of many smaller gardens in various shapes and differing plants with their own features including some with sculptures! They are separated by trees and grass paths.
After this very enjoyable walk in sunshine, we were welcomed by Edwina Hill and asked to choose from a table full of her homemade cakes and drinks, sitting in the garden. A delicious end to our visit!