With two Bank Holidays in May, longer warmer days, there’s so much to see & do in North Devon. The woodland has fresh new leaves, the swallows are back and the bluebells are looking glorious–
Lambing has been good and the lambs are growing well in the fields and we have a couple of tame orphan lambs who enjoy being fed a bottle and having a cuddle.
We’ve just enjoyed this years first crop of rhubarb at breakfast. With so much to do in the garden at this time of year it’s always great to have a break and visit RHS Rosemoor Gardens and see what the experts are doing and get inspiration from the other glorious Gardens of North Devon; Castle Hill Gardens (just down the road from Huxtable Farm) is looking good this month with it’s camellias in flower. Marwood Hill Garden with it’s beautiful wisteria archway.
Walking in North Devon during May is very popular – The Macmillan Way West and Tarka Trail, both passing the entrance to Huxtable Farm B&B so we get quite a few staying over night and we always enjoying hearing about everyone’s adventures! Click here for information on walking & cycling in North Devon.
If you enjoy a walk in the countryside, Huxtable Farm’s Devon Wildlife farm trail has a variety beautiful wild flowers and foliage to enjoy in its varied habitats; woodland, pasture, pond, bracken slope and hedges. To make it even more interesting we also have a ‘Treasure Trail’ for you to enjoy!
Events taking place during May;
The Devon County Show, takes place this month on the 16th, 17th & 18th May, near Exeter. With something for everyone from prize winning animals, new vehicles & machinery to beautiful crafts & scrumptious food & drink, this is a great day out for all.
RHS Rosemoor Gardens Spring Plant Fair 11 – 12th May
National Garden Week 29th April – 3rd May
Bee Keeping experience days at Quince Honey Farm 16th & 18th May
Clovelly Seaweed Festival, 26th May 2019 : Promoting seaweed for its immense health & nutritional benefits and in aid of North Devon Hospice
or just come and enjoy panoramic views at Huxtable Farm B&B, West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon