Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery

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Avon Mill Garden centre


Woodleigh Road
South Hams, South Devon
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Contact Info (please mention SouthHams.com!)

Phone Number:
01548 550338
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday: 9am to 5.30pm

Avon Mill Garden Centre, Arts and Cafe - Beautiful plants for your garden, stylish accessories for your home, fab food for your larder, delicious food and amazing art

Avon Mill Garden Centre

A beautiful and tranquil oasis for you to enjoy whilst you shop for your garden and home. Then stop and relax with something divine to eat from our Deli or Cafe. No worries about car parking, we've plenty of space.

Passionate as we are about plants, there’s a lot more to Avon Mill. We are just as passionate about everything else we do here, our food, our gifts, our customers, our staff.

So, the trees and plants in our garden centre are healthy and well cared for. The food in our cafe is cooked in our kitchen here, it's wholesome and delicious. Our deli’s products are stylishly presented and the best that the South West has to offer. And our friendly and knowledgeable staff go out of their way to make your experience here a good one and to welcome your children as well as your dog.

The surrounding Avon Valley and woodland offers fabulous walking and glorious Devon countryside for you to explore. A great spot for bluebells and wild garlic in the spring and a cool retreat in the summer. Magical on a frosty winter's morning.

So whether you live locally or are visiting the area, a trip to Avon Mill Garden Centre has something for everyone.

We are open:

Garden Centre - 9.00am – 5.30pm Mon-Sun

Deli – 9.00am – 5.30pm Mon-Sun

Café – 10am – 5pm Mon-Sun

One of the The Independent newspaper's 'top 50 garden centres'

A fabulous selection of ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs, herbaceous and bedding plants, bulbs, seeds, aquatic plants and just about everything you need to make your garden grow and look beautiful. Many of our plants are grown locally and elsewhere in the South West, and are fully acclimatised to local conditions

We also offer a wide range of planters, composts, fertilisers, garden tools, water features, gravels, barks and other landscaping materials.

For those living by the coast or planning a seaside garden, a visit to our coastal plant collection is a must for tender plants and those that thrive near the sea. Or if you are looking for something suitable for that sunny spot in your conservatory, or your house, try our houseplant section.

We can plant up your hanging baskets and containers, or you can choose from our pre-planted selection. For further information, visit our website.

Whether you are a passionate gardener or a complete novice our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to advise and guide you.

Finally, stop off in our shop for a selection of cards or gifts for the home and garden lover. Free gift wrapping and help with heavy loads to the car. Delivery available for large or heavy items.


We sell Avon Mill Gift Vouchers, redeemable for all purchases here, including in the Cafe. We also sell National Garden Gift Vouchers, redeemable at garden centres nationwide.


Avon Mill offers a growing selection of house and garden accessories for stylish indoor and outdoor living. So whilst visiting our garden centre for plants and our deli for food, you can also shop for your own home as well as for gifts for friends and family.

Our gorgeous house and garden range includes:

  • barbeques
  • chimeneas
  • deckchairs & garden furniture
  • kichen & tableware
  • linens
  • gifts
  • books
  • candles & lanterns
  • pampering goodies
  • dashing dog accessories & treats

Come and be inspired by our beautiful displays and don't forget to drop into The Gallery Project for wonderful, local craft and Threads boutique for great value, designer clothes!

Our Deli

We only stock food that we know to be delicious and that is grown or made by others with an equal passion for food, its taste and how it is produced.

Our Deli is housed in a beautiful restored stone barn. It offers a feast for foodies. Delicious gourmet delicatessen foods, as well as seasonal, fresh produce, all stylishly presented and tip top quality.

Shelves stocked with the finest of foods: cheeses, crackers, pates, charcuterie, flavoured oils, olives and other antipasti, preserves, pickles, cakes, pastries, biscuits, honey, chutneys, chocolates, teas, coffees, fruit juices, wines, beers and ciders.

We are ever adding to own range of Avon Mill made goodies, prepared in our kitchen here, including delicious cakes, tray bakes, meringues, tartlets, salad dressing, pates, pesto and houmous.

All that you would expect from a delicatessen and more. You can even stock up on freshly baked bread, croissants, free range eggs, including quail and duck eggs, as well as fruit, salad crops and vegetables.

We support local producers and source the best foods and ingredients from the West Country and elsewhere in Britain, much of it handmade in the traditional way. You'll also find a range of continental fine foods and products for special dietary needs.

For delicious seasonal recipes, using ingredients from our Deli, visit our website.

Our Cafe

Delicious breakfasts, brunches, morning coffee, lunches, homemade cakes and delicious Devon cream teas served in our warm and comfortable, licensed café. We also open monthly for Friday night suppers.

All carefully prepared here in the kitchen at Avon Mill by our team of cooks, from fresh, seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible.

The perfect spot to meet a friend for a latte, hot chocolate, open sandwich or healthy salad. And if the weather’s fine, you can eat al fresco and enjoy the lovely courtyard setting.

We are child and baby friendly, our menu has something for all the family. You can also bring your four legged best friend, as we are dog friendly too.

We also open for evening supper, usually on the last Friday of the month, reservations only, please call 01548 550066 to book a table. Supper is sometimes accompanied by live, mellow music to add to the magical ambience of Avon Mill at twilight, by candelight.

Parties, Anniversaries, Functions & Weddings

In the heart of Devon's stunning South Hams, Avon Mill offers a flexible venue with ample free parking for private functions, family celebrations and occasions, as well as business launches, events and club and society dinners.

..family gatherings, busines events & dinners

You have exclusive use of Avon Mill's 'First Floor' function room, and/or, depending on the day and time, the cafe, ground floor terrace or first floor, galleried decking and garden. Our top floor apartment is also available (large open plan kitchen/living area, bedroom and bathroom).

Our Cafe is licensed to serve alcohol and for music and offers a relaxed and informal setting. In summer time and fine weather, your event can spill outside, al fresco style, to enjoy views over the Avon Valley.

...seasonal ingredients, simply & beautifully presented

Our experienced team of cooks offer a range of gorgeous food and drink options, using the freshest of local, seasonal ingredient. Simply and beautifully presented, and all home cooked and prepared in our kitchen here at Avon Mill. From buffets, or cream or afternoon teas, to full sit down meals.

We look forward to helping you plan and host your special event.

Call us now to discuss your preferences and options.

Tel. 01548 550066 to discuss your plans with Andrea Catlin or Jill Hicks

'Art @ Avon Mill'

The 'First Floor' gallery is home to a seasonal collection of elegant, original and limited edition artworks, with a new collection every three months. More art is on show in our Cafe on the ground floor, so two floors of art to peruse.

Each collection showcases the work of professional and amateur artists from the South West. Open daily, monday-sunday, 10am-5pm.

Whilst viewing the art, why not relax and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine or may be even take lunch, just order from the Cafe below? The 'First Floor' has comfy sofas, so sit back and soak up the calm and creative atmosphere. And in summer months take in the sunshine on our lovely first floor decked terrace and wander the secret garden...

For more information about any of our exciting events, products or where to find us go to our website. We look forward to seeing you.


Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery
Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery
Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery
Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery
Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery
Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery
Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery
Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery
Avon Mill Garden Centre Deli Cafe Art Gallery


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A lovely cafe with a warm welcoming atmosphere, 3 different seating areas, friendly staff, for just a coffee or wonderful lunch, dogs welcome in the cafe which is a bonus round here. Lovely garden centre wth knowledgable staff and small boutique shops to mooch around. Then take your dog (or children) for a walk in the grounds and play in the stream. A lovely place to take visitors.
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