Archive for October, 2013

Halloween Fun

October 18, 2013

Homeyards Halloween

Thursday 31st October, 4 pm to 6 pm.

Halloween Fun in the Gardens – lantern making, apple bobbing, story telling, face painting, toffee apple making and more, ending with a lantern procession to  café ODE. Bring a jam jar or tin can for lantern making, and fancy dress if you dare!

Free event, no need to book, children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times, under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.


Community Day

October 18, 2013

Homeyards Community Day

Tuesday 29th October, 11 am to 3 pm. Meet at the Gardener’s Hut in the Italian Garden.

Come and help get the gardens ready for winter. This event is suitable for adults and children alike. We will be doing various tasks around the gardens such as clearing footpaths and weeding, and sanding and repainting some of the benches.

We also need to sort out the Gardener’s Hut. This was once the village smithy and then a pigsty but since the 1970’s, when it was last used by gardeners, all manner of stonework and junk has accumulated.  Much of it can be removed to a skip but there are carved pieces that should be catalogued and made sense of.  Show Heritage Lottery Funders that Shaldon supports this project – ‘many hands make light work’!

And some good news …

October 10, 2013

Homeyards New Planting 2 - Aug 2013_smallGreat ‘Friend’ Karen Byfield (whose relatives were Teignmouth builders – the Turpin family) kindly brought a collection of plants to brighten up a dull area of the Gardens.  Bit of a Jubilee theme going on which’ll hopefully become evident next summer.

More sad news

October 10, 2013

GraffitiBoth the Castle and the Witches Cave have been daubed with graffiti. It’ll be quite a challenge for Teignbridge’s Cleansing Department to remove the spray paint from the crystalline rocks in the Cave.

Sad news

October 10, 2013

Weeping_beech_smallSad news  – a major limb off one of the 3 magnificent weeping beech trees crashed down during the summer. It has now been cleared away by Teignbridge’s tree specialists.