Devon's Best Kept Secret

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Fast Rabbit Garden occupies 30 acres of the secluded Strawberry Valley.

Nurtured since 1991, it is probably the largest garden featuring acid-loving plants in the county.

Here we try to bring you a flavour of the garden in each season and an impression of the range of habitats which are home to a vast family of plants, birds and other creatures. You will certainly be stunned by the vivid blooms and also soothed by the ever-present sound of water as it splashes, trickles and cascades through the valley.

We look forward to welcoming you to this haven which is south Devon's best kept secret.

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Now open all year round! Free Admision to Plant Centre.

For the latest opening times and prices please click on Visitor Information

Wildlife Walks 2013

An opportunity to walk the garden in the company of local naturalist, Peter Shaw. Peter will lead a small group at 10.30am, on one Sunday each month, starting in May. The first "safari" will be on May 26th and the second on June 23rd at the same time. Click here for more information

You can book in advance by calling Alan on 07813 504490 or just be at the visitor centre at 10.25 am. Tours cost £10 inclusive of entry.

Latest on winter weather damage

This winter the garden and surrounding countryside suffered from extremes of cold, strong winds and flooding. The road bridge above the garden was washed away as well as several of our briges. Tons of shingle, driven by a water torrent, scoured through the garden, gouging out trenches and blocking ponds. Fortunately, much of this has been restored and the garden is once again a floral paradise. Some damage is still visible alongside the river as we are waiting for everything to dry out sufficiently to bring in the necessary aquipment. In spite of this , garden development continues: a new orchard area is now planted at the top of Helen's garden and this, once seats have been installed, will be a great place to enjoy spring blossom and one of the finest views in the area. As always, stout shoes are advised for your visit since we are still in the process of draining new watercourses.

We welcome any feedback or comments you may have.