Welcome to the website of The Honiton Glen Conservation Group, formerly The Glen Regeneration Group known as The Friends of The Glen, a community group working with the support of Honiton Town Council since 2007 to improve The Glen, an East Devon District Council public open space in the market town of Honiton. The Lower Glen, the part of The Glen nearest the town centre, was given to the Borough of Honiton by Major H. H. Lilley to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and the entrance gates there near to Pine Park Road were provided by public subscription also to commemorate that jubilee:
Further upstream is The Higher Glen, an almost forgotten Victorian water garden, quite recently acquired by the district council, linking to the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty:
The Higher Glen c1907 'a veritable dream of rustic bridges...' where now crossed by the Waterleat Avenue bridge.
Japanese Laurel (Aucuba japonica) and waterfall in The Higher Glen formerly threatened by a planned road embankment.
Deutzias discovered in 2016 and Japanese Laurel are survivors of Victorian or Edwardian planting in The Higher Glen.
The Friends of The Glen was formed in 2007, supported by Honiton Town Council, with the aim of helping East Devon District Council regenerate The Glen which was subsequently registered as a BBC Breathing Place (no. 46393).
Newly installed Picnic Tables in The Lower Glen July 2015.
Rhododendron in The Lower Glen May 2015.
A selection of Camellias in The Lower Glen April 2015
Camellia blossom in The Lower Glen has some natural protection from frost damage; the camellia plants are usually hardy (though considered to be delicate and planted in glasshouses when first introduced) but the flowers unfortunately are easily damaged by frost as can be seen in some gardens above The Glen.
The earliest Camellias in The Glen are now flowering.
Photographed no later than 1907 looking downstream to where the Waterleat Avenue bridge now crosses The Higher Glen.
Magnolia planted in memory of Dr. M. L. A. (Mike) Robinson, Chairman of the Royal Horticultual Society's Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group.
Japanese Laurel (Aucuba japonica) and waterfall formerly threatened by a planned road embankment.
Away from the Paths.
The Borough Bridge Waterfall.
One of the Camellias.
Down to The Lower Glen.
A SLIDESHOW of images of The GLEN in Honiton and of The OTTERHEAD ESTATE at the Heart of the Blackdown Hills:
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