23 March - 25 March 2018

Tour of Horticulture in Devon

Organised by:

SCI's Horticulture Group in partnership with the Professional Horticulture Group South West

Bridgwater College Cannington Centre, Somerset

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A weekend tour including Burnham Nursery, the Dartington Estate and Coleton Fishacre gardens


Day 1

Burnham Nurseries: A family run business started in Croydon by Percy Rittershausen but located in Kingsteignton since1951. They claim to have the largest selection of orchid species and hybrids available in the UK.

Day 2

All day
Dartington Hall Estate The Saturday will be spent looking at different aspects of the Dartington Hall Estate with particular reference to the gardens and it’s forest projec

Day 3

Coleton Fishacre The country home of the D’Oyly Carte family. Now managed by the National Trust the garden benefits from a mild microclimate enabling tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.
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Venue and Contact

Burnham Nursery

Burnham Nursery, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot, Devon,TQ12 6PZ

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL

Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Devon, TQ6 0EQ

Peter Grimbly, SCI Horticulture Group

Tel: +44 (0)7973 395429

Email: petergrimbly@btinternet.com


Entry fees to Coleton Fishacre – approx £12 but free to National Trust members.

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.