East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter, Devon EX9 7BJ
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This garden hosts a modest collection of cacti and succulents, including euphorbias and agaves, in a small arid house. The plants are labelled and there are interpretation panels on display.
A giant Opuntia that previously dominated the far end of the greenhouse to roof height has been well and truly reduced , and Kew Gardens has provided some new cacti. The new curator is looking to improve the collection and to make sure everything is accurately labelled. There is a large specimen of Carnegiea gigantea (saguaro) which has flowered, something that it unusual in the UK.
Nearest BCSS Branch
Meetings are held in Exeter. Please see the Branch website for meeting dates and programme.
A Member’s View
Although the collection is small there is plenty to see in the other glasshouses and in the rest of the extensive gardens to make a visit well worthwhile. Some of the glasshouses have plants that are extinct in the wild, and other plants which are only grown by a very small number of botanical gardens.