Welcome to the blog of the Friends of Homeyards Botanical Gardens in Shaldon

The committee of the Friends hopes to use the Blog to communicate with members of the Friends and others interested in the Gardens or in Shaldon generally.homeyards

The Blog will include information about Homeyards, our plans for development of the gardens, and the progress we are making.  It will also pass on details of events and opportunities for you to get involved.

Communication is a two way street, and we hope that you will take advantage of the comments facility included  with each post to let us know your thoughts, views and opinions about what we are doing, and of course any ideas of your own for the gardens.

Hire the Castle


4 Responses to “Welcome to the blog of the Friends of Homeyards Botanical Gardens in Shaldon”

  1. John Says:

    Good Luck. I lived at The Homeyards in the Seventies so the Botanical Gardens was like an extended garden to me. Camps in the trees, hiding in the bamboo bushes near the pond, ghosts by the grotto or the castle and as for that avenue of trees which I swear was haunted. Approaching the gardens through the big gate up those wide but shallow stepping stone type steps alongside the allotments. Great stuff.

  2. Karen Byfield Says:

    Hello there Lisa,
    I am replying via the ‘blog’ because I am concerned. Did you not receive my e-mail of the 8th July, 2013 in reply to yours? If you did receive it and there is a problem then please could you let me know.
    With many thanks,
    Karen Byfield 19th July, 2013

  3. Jane Edwards Says:

    My understanding is that these gardens were gifted to the people of shaldon. Therefore can you explain who ‘homeyards’ are and what legal right they have to develop this area?

  4. Lisa Pash - Friends of Homeyards Botanical Gardens Says:

    After Mrs Homeyard’s death in 1944 the gardens were sold to Teignmouth Town Council and were opened to the public in 1955. Following government reorganisation in 1974 they passed into the stewardship of Teignbridge District Council. If you’d like to know more about the history you can find it in a widely available booklet ‘Aturfuqil’s Shaldon’.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: