Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Rooms is a family owned business owned by Lana and John Borrett.
Docton Mill gardens and tea rooms close on Friday 23rd October 2020 for the winter. It will reopen in March 2021. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
The gardens and tea-rooms surround the watercourses which form a spine through the gardens. What makes it even more special is our location being 1500M from the wild Atlantic coast in the truly magical Spekes Valley, which offers a unique microclimate for plants.
The opening of the garden coincides with the display of narcissi, some 20,000, which are found throughout the borders. Variety in planting through the differing areas, bog-garden,woodland garden, waterfall garden, summer garden, herbaceous borders and stream-garden give interest through the gardening season.
We encourage people to walk the 1500M to the coast to view the fantastic waterfall at Spekes Mill Mouth and watch it cascading into the Atlantic Ocean. Please bring wellies for the walk.
The award winning tea-rooms which surrounds the garden terrace and Mill House dates back to 1249 and is open daily. Our food is freshly prepared in the granary kitchen, the menu includes home made soups, pasties, seafood salads, freshly filled rolls, homemade cakes and of course our award winning cream teas, served by friendly staff in beautiful surroundings.
View of of our outside seating area