Tessier GardenBrief HistoryGardenRose Archway1990 StormAbout TGFG

             Tessier Gardens Friends Group a community group in partnership with Torbay Council

Anne and Tracy Brooks planted a Black
Mulberry tree in Tessier Garden in memory of
their late father Don Brooks past chairman
of the friends group.

Colleagues and friends attended the
ceremony on Friday 4th March 2011
Tessier Garden awarded the Green Flag in  2007/08, 
       2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12

Green Flag see:


On behalf of Tessier Gardens Friends Group appreciation for the time and effort given by Torbay Council Parks Department representatives, Park Wardens, St Marychurch & District Action Group members and those who assisted with the Tessier Garden during the consultation days held in January and March 2007. The formation of a Friends of Tessier Gardens was one of many ideas put forward. To all who completed the questionaires, thank you.

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Tessier Garden  a place for quiet contemplation, peace and tranquility. An oasis but a stones throw away the hustle and bustle of today’s fast moving world. Maintained by Torbay Council Parks Department and Glendale Contractors.

                   Location between Babbacombe and St Marychurch in Torbay, South Devon, UK.

                     Open from morning to dusk, gates are locked at night. Dogs not allowed

                Main entrance via Lindridge Road, a cul-de-sac adjacent to Furrough Cross Church.

  Parking in Lindridge Road residents only, please do not park there, Hampton public Car Park is nearby. 

                       Torbay Council website:


Torbay Council contact: Parks Department, Torbay Council, Residents and Visitor Services, Tor Hill House, Union Street, Torquay, Devon. TQ2 5QW Tel. 01803 – 207992  e-mail parks@torbay.gov.co.uk

               Tessier Gardens Friends Group (TGFG) contact: Sandra Ling C/O address as above . 

Tessier Garden a generous gift from Mrs Tessier all those years ago is a treasure to cherish. It is in all our interest to ensure a continual sense of community ownership beneficial for all who reside, work and visit St Marychurch and Babbacombe now and in the future.

Tessier Garden Green Flag awards thanks to Torbay Council  Parks Department, Plandscape Contractors especially Greg and John (above who maintain the garden to such a high standard) Tessier Gardens Friends Group, St Marychurch & District Action Group and residents.


To qualify for the Green Flag parks are required to meet a nationally set criterion. The high standards set cover its facilities, safety, cleanliness, maintenance, conservation, care of historic heritage and how people are encouraged to use it.

The green flag first raised on the 10th September 2007. The flagpole is just inside the Lindridge Road entrance into the garden. Opposite is an information notice board installed by Torbay Council in 2007.

                                        Raising the Green Flag in 2007.

Left Green Flag 2008. Left to right Jonathan Woods (Green Flag Judge), Greg Lowe (Plandscape Contractors), Michael Foy (Green Flag Judge), Peter Stanyon, Mike Tuffrey and John Mason (Plandscape Contractors), Richard Taylor (Leisure Community Development Manager Torbay Council)

Right Green Flag 2009. Left to right Neil Coyshe (Senior Arboricultural Officer Torbay Council), Gary Heike (Torbay Council Park Warden), Gareth Harrison-Poole (Green Flag Judge), Jonathan Woods (Green Flag Judge), Lindsay Evans (Torbay Council Parks Development Officer) Greg Lowe (Plandscape Contractors).

Left to right: Brown Aeshana ( Aeshna grandis), Great pond snail (Limnaea stagnalis), Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) and   Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)

Please do not feed the seagulls whilst in the garden, they are natural scavengers and opportunistic feeders.

Their behaviour is at times aggressive towards people, particularly during breeding times.

The feeding of seagulls can also be a cause of concern and distress to others; enmasse, they can be quite intimidating.

Leftover food waste can also attract unwanted vermin.

This could create conservation problems with the potential to disrupt the gardens natural wildlife inhabitants.

Please bear this information in mind so all who visit Tessier Garden can enjoy its peace and tranquility.

                                                           Thank You


      St Marychurch & District Action Group (stmarychurchdag) support local enhancement proposals.

                                www.stmarychurchdag.co.uk see Tessier Garden page.

Recycle - Save - Money!

Save time spent on journeys to the local tip, reduce vehicle fuel bills and the need to turn areas of valuable land into landfill sites.

Every year rainwater runs off roofs into the gutter then down into drains. Install a water butt and collect this free surplus rainwater from your roof and use it in the garden. Reduce water bills and utilise a natural resource at minimal cost.

Compost kitchen and garden waste at a minimal cost the result is a virtually free soil soil improver and fertiliser.

Why throw money on the tip or let it pour it down the drain, especially in these times of economic upheaval two practical money savers!

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