Heathercombe Gardens


An introduction to Heathercombe GardensWe open the Gardens to the public under the auspices of the National Gardens Scheme in aid of the National Gardens Scheme Charities and Rowcroft Hospice.

Brief Description of Heathercombe Gardens

Heathercombe is a tranquil secluded valley with streams tumbling through woods, ponds and a lake – the setting for 30 acres of spring and summer interest (and many recent changes), including daffodils in spring followed by carpets of bluebells that complement our extensive displays of rhododendrons and azaleas. We have many unusual specimen trees including maples and flowering dogwoods, lovely cottage gardens, an orchard in a meadow of orchids and other early summer wild flowers, a bog garden, woodland garden, fernery and numerous sculptures. There are woodland walks on our 2 miles of mainly level sandy paths, with many benches for relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of nature.

Please see also the Heathercombe Garden Guide and Map and the Garden Gallery

Opening Arrangements

  • Because of the restrictions relating to Covid-19 special opening arrangements have been instituted.

  • The gardens are open on the the open days and in the time slots listed below.
  • Booking to visit the gardens via the National Gardens Scheme website is essential. Please click on the link: https://ngs.org.uk/product-category/garden-tickets/south-west/
  • Admission to the gardens: £5.00 per adult is payable via the National Gardens Scheme website. Children are free.
  • Tickets for the coming 10 days are made available each Monday.
  • The gardens are also now open by arrangement. Please contact John Pike at gardens@pike.me.uk or phone 01647-221222
  • Dogs on short leads are very welcome.
  • Refreshments are not available (South Heathercombe tea room and garden are closed).
  • Picnicking is permitted.
  • There is no toilet available for visitors.
  • Please park neatly in the signed Car Park (for disabled visitors there is reserved parking between North and South Heathercombe houses).
  • Please collect from the hut in the car park your personal paper copy of the ‘Guide to the Gardens’ and enjoy your visit!
  • For more information please phone John Pike on 01647-221222 or e-mail gardens@pike.me.uk
  • For details of HOW TO FIND US, click here


Dates Time Slot
Tuesday 7-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Wednesday 8-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Thursday 9-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Friday 10-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Saturday 11-Jul 11.00 – 2.00
Saturday 11-Jul 2.30 – 5.30
Sunday 12-Jul 11.00 – 2.00
Sunday 12-Jul 2.30 – 5.30
Tuesday 14-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Wednesday 15-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Thursday 16-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Friday 17-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Saturday 18-Jul 11.00 – 2.00
Saturday 18-Jul 2.30 – 5.30
Sunday 19-Jul 11.00 – 2.00
Sunday 19-Jul 2.30 – 5.30
Tuesday 21-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Wednesday 22-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Thursday 23-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Friday 24-Jul 1.30 – 5.30
Saturday 25-Jul 11.00 – 2.00
Saturday 25-Jul 2.30 – 5.30
Sunday 26-Jul 11.00 – 2.00
Sunday 26-Jul 2.30 – 5.30

For more information please contact John Pike:
By phone on 01647-221222
By e-mail to gardens@pike.me.uk 

For details of HOW TO FIND US, click here 

For an Introduction and Brief Guide to the Gardens, click here