Dawlish Gardens Trust ( DGT Devon) is situated in Dawlish in beautiful Devon. DGT moved to the current site in 2004 where we now have a 7 acre site with various buildings used for different purposes. Originally we had two barns: one used to store machinery and repair vehicles the other used for offices and mess room.
Horticulture -Protected cropping at DGT.
We are predominately horticulture based so the majority of what we do is related to horticulture. In the early years we erected an automated block of commercial 4 bay double ‘Venlo’ glasshouses, giving an area of 136.5 square meter. We now have 784 square meters of poly tunnels and 196 square meter shade tunnel. All are supplied water through an automated irrigation system which is taken from our own 40 meter deep on site bore hole.
DGT’s cultivated area, known locally as ‘the field’, is around 4 acres.
Every year we crop our home-grown vegetables,which our people prepare cook and serve for lunch in our newly fitted kitchen.
In 2013 the classroom was built for Art and Craft activities situated within our Chinese Garden
2014 saw the third barn built to house tractors and mule, at the same time we had an extension to the mess room area to include a catering facility a much larger woodworking area, music room and new toilets.