Easter opening

We are really looking forward to opening our doors again this coming Easter Monday (1st April) when the house, garden and tea room will be open to visitors. (See our Opening Times & Prices)

It has been a relentlessly wet winter but we are very much encouraged by the swathes of yellow, buds and new shoots that are appearing across the grounds and garden – and the occasional glimpses of sunshine that hint at all the good times to come.


The first few months of the year are a busy time at Fursdon as we come out of hibernation. Gardener Katie has been busy pruning and training roses, mulching and filling any gaps in the garden. Sadly, the voles ate all our tulip bulbs in Grace’s Border this year, but the cheery daffodils are making up for it.

We had a good family pruning session in the Meadow Garden earlier in the year and we hope that this area of “managed wildness” is now looking a bit more “managed” and a little less “wild”!

House & Museum

Guided house tours will be running on Easter Monday at 2.30am and 3.30pm. We have a beautiful display of 18th century costumes on show in the family museum this year as well as a brand new display of our Roman artefacts from Cadbury Castle, which have been really brought to life. You can read more about this project here.


We are delighted that Gail Whalley will once again be running our tea-room this year. She’ll be serving up some delicious cakes and traditional Devon cream teas from The Coach Hall, and we are looking forward to seeing Katie’s tulips come out in the large “bin” planters outside, always a talking point for visitors!

Easter Trail

Children visiting Fursdon during the holidays can enjoy an Easter Trail around the garden with a small prize at the end. There is lots of space to run around and a small play area with swings and a slide near the tea room. And a special Kids Cream Tea too!