Another Season at Stone Lane

Fabulous colour, dry days and blue Dartmoor skies

A warm welcome to all new Friends!

Sitting outside the tearoom with a hot drink and a slice of homemade cake it was very easy to think these mellow days could last forever. Almost overnight, the tables packed away, we are back to dodging the rain and cleaning our boots in second Lockdown!

The season turns but thanks to you, and the many hours put in by our hard working volunteers, our beautiful arboretum stands firm through another year.

Together, we have kept things going beautifully –  which is impressive!  On top of that, we have planned for the future.  In the garden, there is no stopping.  Covid 19 may hit us hard but it will pass. Taking our cues from the garden, we are working hard behind the scenes to bring new things to life.

Still open and full of life

There is a lot to share and still more to look forward to in 2021. Nature and fun in a family bubble, or precious space and ‘me’ time;  Stone Lane Gardens remains open through another Lockdown. This is a place to breathe freely and safely until Spring

Still beautifully quiet

Keeping things fresh: this newsletter is in two parts this time to catch up!

We already update the website with practical info for visits and would like to do more to keep things fresh for those who can’t visit.

So, we would really welcome your contributions, photos and stories. Sandy’s Social Media posts have reminded us how good it is pore over lovely photos and share our news with like minded people. Paul’s Garden Manager Report puts those photos into the bigger context – and we bring other good news too.