Find out what's going at St. John's for children, adults and families, plus regular gardening tips and features.


26 Jan
bird watch

RSPB BIG Garden Birdwatch 26-28 January 2019

Join in this week of bird counting in your garden. Download an info pack from Spend an hour or two counting the birds and send the details to us to be included in the nationwide bird count.

14 Feb
next box week

BTO Nest Box Week 14-28 February 2019

The British Trust for Ornithology have their annual nest box event. We can help by promoting local wild birds. Put up your nest box (we have plenty for sale at all prices), or make your own - ideas on the BTO website. The one shown is made from a drinks carton... very sustainable.

23 Mar
green orchid

Orchid Extravaganza! 23-24 March 2019

We have orchids all year round but this special weekend is for you to see the very wide choice of plants available. So many varieties from the tiny to the giant, single or multi stemmed. There will be advice on the best compost, feed and maintenance for your orchid and free plant care leaflets.

31 Mar
Mothers Day

Mother’s Day Sunday 31 March

Give a growing gift to your mum as they last longer and will remind her of your love and affection. Link that with a visit to one of our restaurants - Barnstaple or Ashford - for a special Sunday lunch with all the family. Some table bookings taken, but just turn up and let us serve you all.