“The garden is a picture for Easter”





Magnolia stellata

Lana Borrett from Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Room has written this post on the way their beautiful gardens are unfolding this spring.

"Gardens are having a slow start this year but Easter has the promise of magnificent spring blooms. 

The carpets of’ Red Devon daffodils’ and the Magnolia ‘tripetala’ covered with large cream flower heads are out to greet visitors on arrival. 

The huge magnolia kobus is flowering freely as are the stellatas in the herbaceous borders.  Daffodils abound, as do muscaris, primulas and polyanthus of many shades. 

Fortunately we have the most beautiful valley landscapes and water systems to set off our planting and even on windy cooler days the garden is a protected haven to enjoy.

Our tea room has a full menu, served from 10am – 5pm. Do come and enjoy our locally sourced produce, the very best in generous cream teas and mouth watering cakes.  
We look forward to meeting you."
Lana and John Borrett

Some of the 20,000 daffodils
Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Room is open daily until October 10am-5pm.  There is a charge for the gardens, entry to the tea room is free.
If you’d like to know more please visit their website or phone.


Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6EA
01237 441369


“The garden is a picture for Easter”