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The Meadow Garden

Fursdon House Meadow Garden Exeter

The Meadow Garden at Fursdon was originally planted in the 1820’s in memory of Harriet Fursdon but was not maintained so fell into disrepair.

We started to work on its restoration in 2009, excavating a pond and redefining the paths. This is an ongoing project and now work here is a combination of controlling weeds while trying to establish young trees and shrubs to make an attractive woodland area. We are establishing wild flowers and have planted hundreds of bulbs to grow under the canopy of trees. As in the main garden we actively encourage wild life and particular types of planting and management.  Eventually marginal plants will enhance the view out over “Home Meadow” and beyond to The Park.

The Meadow Garden is a short walk from the main garden and visitors can wander and enjoy this peaceful natural space, while building up an appetite for a cream tea in the Coach Hall tea room.