For green-fingered foodies, there can surely be no better spot in South Devon than the Avon Mill Garden Centre. The charming garden centre is tucked away in the Avon Valley, presenting a tranquil escape for anyone looking to unwind. The café serves breakfast, brunch and lunch, alongside superb coffee, homemade cake and sumptuous Devon cream teas. Visit for Sunday brunch to enjoy exquisite, locally sourced food and the Sunday papers – it’s the perfect way to relax. The lovely courtyard is ideal for al fresco dining, so pull up a pew, gather with friends and family – four-legged companions are also welcome – and treat yourself. The garden centre has been named one of The Independent’s top 50 garden centres, so that in itself is a great reason to pop in. Keep an eye out for theatre evenings, which boast fabulous live productions and a pre-show menu that includes the likes of roasted pepper and rosemary frittata, and dark chocolate with cherry roulade to fi nish.