Pulling Weeds at Poltimore

Not as hot as it was last week and a little light rain for parts of the day which was perfect for the Poltimore volunteers today.

We’ve been clearing the weeds and cutting the grass from the front gate up to the House and again in front of the Chapel. Looks rather good and more visually appealing for visitors.

Just a shame those pesky weeds they keep growing back !

I love being a volunteer as I meet the most interesting people from the young to the ‘not so’ young. We’ve sat and had coffee together (other drinks are available) and shared lunch together and caught up with what’s going in. Moaned a little as well, but that’s a good thing, don’t you think? Mostly about the heat, what’s going on in the news etc.

Oh! and I got to play with a very powerful leaf blower today and a lawn mower that I’m sure didn’t like me (kept stalling). However, I have to admit it was more about the user than the machine :). Hubby was at one with the strimmer and with lots to do he was in his element.

All in all a great day with a great result by all the volunteers today… thank you.

If you are interested in volunteering then why not drop us an email at or turn up to our work party days (usually 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month- 0930-1630). We don’t just do gardening though!!

2017 at Poltimore

Last year at Politmore we welcomed more people than ever before to all the events we hosted.

In July we celebrated Queeen Elizabeth’s Birthday as did many people in the rest of the Country. A cake was made in her honour

Heritage Open Day brought crowds of people from Cornwall and Dorset to see the PERS (Poltimore Estate Research Society) exhibition and to tour the House and Grounds.

In October Dr Todd Gray kindly gave an informative and entertaining talk to a large enthralled audience and he will be returning again in October 2017.

We welcomed over 200 people to the Halloween event decorated by our enthusiastic volunteers Phil, his daughter Jess and a few bits by Janette.  Everyone dressed up to support the occasion and no one was sick or passed out which was a bonus.

Who wouldn’t want to visit the biggest and spookiest house in Devon. Put an entry in the diary for this year.

Philip Henry and Hannah Martin were amazing and performed an fabulous concert for us back in November which was given an brilliant write up in the local paper. We’re looking forward to their return.

The Christmas Fair was bigger and better than ever before with record attendance. We went all out to ensure our stallholders and all our guests had a great experience in buying all the Christmas gifts. Hand bell ringers gave us their rendition of well loved Christmas Carols and the Chapel Tea room was non-stop serving up seasonal refreshments.

In December we welcomed back the Broadclyst Community Primary School who gave a Christmas Concert enjoyed by a room full of proud parents, their friends and people from the nearby community.

Now we are starting a new season of exciting events, details of which will appears on our Events page of the website.

Join us for a Chocolate Making Workshop  19th March

Bring your mum and family along on Mother’s Day – 26th March.

Enjoy an Early Easter Celebrations on the 9th April with lots of activities to enjoy.

Our First Flower Festival will be the talk of the town during the 22nd & 23rd April

Call by and pick up one of our Events Leaflets to see all events from March – July ’17