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Greencombe Gardens View of the sea

Greencombe Gardens

Minehead
Disabled facilities
Roses

Summary

  • Inspiring sheltered hillside garden with coastal views.
  • Book day tickets or buy a membership with Candide.

About Greencombe Gardens

An organic woodland garden with gorgeous views onto the sea, Greencombe stretches along the tree-covered slopes below Exmoor. This sheltered hillside garden is a little known Somerset gem, close to the quaint harbour village of Porlock Weir.
Under a canopy of deciduous trees, paths meander through an impressive collection of camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, maples, lilies, roses, clematis, and hydrangeas. This pioneering organic garden packs in four national plant collections; (Erythroniums, Polystichum ferns, Vaccinium and Gaultheria) and one magnificent champion tree (the English Holly). With such gorgeous vistas and equally esteemed planting, Greencombe Gardens is one of the loveliest things to do in Porlock.
Expect mossy pathways snaking past overflowing borders which wind their way through a canopy of Oak, Conifer and Sweet Chestnuts. The late owner Joan Loraine really did break new ground when she took on this plot in 1966. Not only eschewing weed killers and chemical fertilisers, but overseeing the production of 25 to 30 tonnes of home produced compost and leaf-mould each year! While we don’t envy that job, we do envy this delightful garden, which has become a haven for people and wildlife alike.

Garden Facilities

Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Food Stall (Food and Drink), Car Park (Free), Plant Shop/Small Nursery

Garden Features

Winter: Snowdrops
Spring: Daffodils, Perennial Borders
Summer: Roses, Perennial Borders
Year-Round: Walled Garden, Vegetable Garden, Woodland Walk, Pool/Pond

Tickets & Discounts

Day ticket prices: Adults £7, Children (U16) £1.
Concessions: A carer may enter free with person cared for.
Season ticket prices: Individual £14 - valid for 2021.
Memberships accepted:
  • RHS: Free entry for lead member on Monday-Thursday.
  • Gardeners' World 2 for 1

Good to Know

  • Dog Walking: No - Guide dogs only.
  • Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
  • Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).
  • Public Transport: Yes - The local number 10 bus to Porlock Weir has two options: Ask the driver to stop at the end of the drive, 1/2 mile west of Porlock.
  • Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using TA24 8NU.
  • Last Entry: Same as 'Closing Time'.
  • Size of Site: 3.5 Acres.
  • Profile Information: Last updated by Greencombe Gardens in 2021.
OPENING TIMES
Please check the latest COVID-19 guidance before your visit.
01 April - 31 July 2021 2PM - 6PM Every day

Find Us

Greencombe Gardens Minehead Somerset GB TA24 8NU

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