Southern Comfort, Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay, Devon, England
Garden open under the National Gardens Scheme
Mediterranean & subtropical plants: for the 'exotic gardener'

Open Days: Sunday 4 July and Sunday 5 September 2010, 2.00-5.00 pm

Bananas
Proteaceae
Climate Change

 

THE GARDEN AT SOUTHERN COMFORT


 

THE NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME
Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
The National Gardens Scheme was founded in 1927 and raises funds by opening gardens to the public throughout England and Wales.

Open Days: There will be no NGS Open Days until further notice. Interested visitors are welcome by appointment.

 

DETAILS

The garden at Southern Comfort is open to visitors but please make an appointment. Groups of 4 to 15 persons are particularly welcome. There are generally some plants for sale but subject to availability. Visitors please note that the garden contains a few dozen steps and is not suitable for young children, the disabled and dogs. Please call Dr or Mrs Pomian at 01803 201813 with any queries.


Southern Comfort, Spring 2007

 

DIRECTIONS

From Torquay harbourside clock tower take road (Torwood Street) uphill towards Babbacombe. Turn first right at lights. Follow main direction (Meadfoot Road) uphill. After brow of hill Southern Comfort is 200 yds on left (opposite the Clevedon Hotel). If you arrive at the Osborne Hotel or the beach, you have gone too far. There is car parking in the road by Southern Comfort or there is a P&D Car Park 200 yds down the hill. Public conveniences are at the bottom of the hill by the beach (300 yds). Rough town plan.

 

DESCRIPTION (as given in NGS Guide)

¼ acre town plot, part-naturalistic planting; exotic/tender species rarely tried outside. Palms, ferns, agaves, aloes, bromeliads, aroids, citrus & numerous individualistic plants grow in the exceptional microclimate of Meadfoot Valley. Variety of microhabitats; spring-fed pond and rill; emphasis on foliage; specimens; recommended for exotica enthusiasts. Featured often in local press.

 


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