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Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Room

Docton Mill Gardens and Tea-Rooms is a family run business and is owned by Lana and John Borrett who have been at Docton for 15years, supported by their children and expanding family. Since our arrival at Docton in March 2000 we have greatly expanded the gardens to increase the variety of planting and enjoyment for visitors.

The Gardens

The gardens surround the watercourses which form a spine through the gardens being on a site of 9 acres. What makes it even more special is our location being 1500M from the wild Atlantic coast in the truly magical Spekes Valley, which offers a unique microclimate for plants.

The opening of the garden coincides with the display of narcissi, some 20,000, which are found throughout the borders. Variety in planting through the differing areas, bog-garden, woodland garden, waterfall garden, summer garden, herbaceous borders and stream garden give interest right through the gardening season.
We encourage people to walk the 1500M to the coast to view the fantastic waterfall at Spekes Mill Mouth and watch it cascading into the Atlantic Ocean. Please bring wellies for the walk.

The Tea Rooms

The award winning tea-rooms which surrounds the garden terrace and Mill House dates back to 1249 and is open daily. Our food is freshly prepared in the granary kitchen, the menu includes home made soups, pasties, seafood salads, freshly filled rolls, homemade cakes and of course our award winning cream teas, served by friendly staff in beautiful surroundings.

  • Opening times & hours: March 15th to October 5th 10am to 5pm
  • Tickets information: Adults £4.50 Seniors £4.25 Children under 18 Free
  • Dogs Welcome
  • DISABLED FACILITIES – Due to the topographical layout of the garden, it is unsuitable for people in wheelchairs or with serious walking disabilities.  Please telephone 01237 441369 for further details.
Docton Mill Gardens Lymebridge Hartland North Devon EX39 6EA
01237 441369
[email protected]
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