A Devon hedge is special and unusual because it is an earth bank with shrubs growing on top. They are great for wildlife and form an essential element in the Devon Landscape. There are thought to be 53,000km (33,000miles) of Devon hedges remaining and they include 20% of the UK’s species rich hedges. The Devon Hedge Group works to raise awareness of the importance of Devon’s Hedges.
The Devon Hedge Group currently has funding and free advice to help community groups get woodfuel from hedges. Find out more
How to Repair a Devon Stone-Faced Hedge Video
The Devon Hedge Group and North Devon Biosphere Service have recently produced a training video on How to Repair a Devon Stone-Faced Hedge. This short video gives helpful guidance to farmers, landowners, gardeners or others on how to repair a section of stone facing in traditional Devon style.
Devon Hedges: A comprehensive new guide to the history, wildlife and management is now available. For further information about the book and how to purchase a copy (£15 +P&P) see the full details on this flier (779KB - pdf help)
Find out more
- Devon Hedges learning resources
- The Devon Hedge
- Devon Hedge Group
- Devon Hedge Competition
- Year of the Devon Hedge
- Hedges for Wood Fuel
- Green Veins and Lanes
- Hedgerow Trails
- Devon’s Hedgerow shrubs and trees – photo gallery
- Key Publications & Downloads
- Devon's Hedges - Conservation and Management: Online Information Pack
Also on devon.gov.uk
Other Web Sites
Thank you for your interest in Devon hedges. These pages are maintained by Devon Hedge Group and a member of our group will respond to any enquiries made at our email address below.