Devon's Best Kept Secret
Fast Rabbit Garden occupies 42 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.
Now open all year round! Free Admision to Plant Centre.
For the latest opening times and prices please click on Visitor Information
New for 2016
This year we are consolidating last year's initiatives, the two acre wild flower meadow and every day plant sales. We are also renovating the overgrown rockery. The self-serve refreshment facility has reopened and will run from Easter until Autumn half term. We still encourage you to bring a picnic and enjoy one of several lovely outdoor locations where seats or picnic tables have been sited for your comfort. We are again pleased to announce this summer's "Clothing Optional" days. These will be Saturdays 23 April, 21 May, 25 June, 23 July, 20 August and 17 September.
What to see in Early Spring
The recent winter has been a trial for the gardening team with constant wet weather hampering our annual battle with briars and bracken. In the more recent sunshine, the early Spring sunshine has set up what promises to be an amazing bluebell experience in late April and May. In April, the stunning displays of primroses and celandines is been "mind-boggling" (to quote a recent visitor) with plants cascading down hill-sides and carpeting paths in amazing numbers. To complement these native wild-flowers, the many magnolia trees thoughout the garden together with the hundreds of camellias and early rhododendronscreate an awe-inspiring (one visitor said "breath-taking") riot of colour from April onwards.
Dogs are very welcome in the garden. PLease keep them on leads. We welcome any feedback or comments you may have.