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 2015
THis year we are particularly excited over the creation of a wild-flower meadow on a large site in the mediterranean garden. This new planting will bring a feast for the senses in late July and August. Also new for this year, a self-serve refreshment facility has been set up in the plant centre in response to visitor requests. It is already proving very popular. 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 also trialling a number of "Clothing Optional" days this Summer. See "Events" page for details.
What to see in Early Spring
The recent winter has been a pleasant change from the storms of the previous two years. This has enabled us to focus on maintaining and improving the site and visitor facilities. In April, the stunning displays of primroses and celandines has been "mind-boggling" (to quote a recent visitor) with plants cascading down hill-sides and carpeting paths in amazing numbers. Bluebells are shooting up in the many wooded areas of the garden and these will be at their height at the end of April and in early May. To complement these native wild-flowers, the many magnolia trees thoughout the garden together with the hundreds of camellias and early rhododendrons have created an awe-inspiring (one visitor said "breath-taking") riot of colour.
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