Between them, father & son partnership, Raymond & Matthew Hubbard have over 80 years experience as Nurserymen.
Meet the team!
Hill House was
once the vicarage of St Matthew's Church, Landscove, endowed and paid
for by Miss Champernowne of Dartington Hall. The architect was John
Loughborough Pearson who went on to build Truro Cathedral and the
cathedral in Brisbane, Australia.
The Hubbard family moved here in 1981 and finding a garden, originally designed, laid out and planted by famous plantsman and garden writer, Edward Hyams, Raymond set about restoring the garden to its former state. The garden retains Hyams's original plan and some of his planting still survives, including a wonderful Magnolia given to him by Agatha Christie.
Raymond Hubbard was the British pioneer of the use of biological controls in commercial greenhouses. To this day our Nursery is run in the same way, without the use of pesticides and with birds and other willdlife playing an important rôle, alongside the natural predators we release in our glasshouses.
The range of plants is huge and many are unusual and rarely seen. We're definitely not a garden centre!
While the Tea Room is seasonal, the Nursery and garden are open, free of charge, for 50 weeks of the year, closing for two weeks only on the Friday before Christmas Eve.