Enjoy village gardens and help preserve church of St Nicholas

Combe Raleigh

Combe Raleigh's open gardens event will raise funds for St Nicholas Church - Credit: Tim Dixon

On Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18, from 1pm to 6pm, the village of Combe Raleigh, two miles north of Honiton, will be holding an open gardens weekend in aid of its parish church, St Nicholas.

Although hopeful that Covid restrictions will have been lifted by then, organisers say there will be ample social distancing.

The gardens they anticipate being open vary enormously from small, through medium, to others that cover several acres.

Organisers say: "There is something for everyone – trees, flowers and shrubs to admire and two gardens have a lake to sit by. There is a hill and woodland walk for the more agile, and panoramic views to enjoy.

"Afternoon teas will be served in the walled garden at Combe Hill between 2.30pm and 5.30pm. 
The price of entry, £5 per adult, (children free) gives admission for both days. Registration will be at the church lychgate (EX14 4TQ) where you can get your ticket and collect a map.  Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a lead at all times. Proceeds are in aid of essential church repair work.

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