The Great Gardens of Cornwall: The People and Their Plants
‘The Great Gardens of Cornwall’ represents the very best of the huge number of estates and gardens open to the public in Cornwall. Their diversity is astonishing; from the traditional castle setting of ‘Caerhays’ with its long traditions of magnolia and camellia propagation dating back to the days of the Victorian plant hunters to the cutting edge modernism of contemporary garden sculpture at ‘Tremenheere’. Also in the group are gardens such as the extraordinary ‘Tresco Abbey Garden’ on the Isles of Scilly, the Mediterrean jewel of ‘Lamorran House Gardens’ and the historic ‘Tregothnan’ as well as family favourites such as the ‘Eden Project’, ‘Trebah’, ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ and the gardens of the National Trust.
Celebrating twenty five years in 2017, ‘The Great Gardens of Cornwall’ promotes its gardens locally, nationally and internationally and organises the “Cornwall Spring Story” event each year when spring is officially declared with the opening of the first magnolia blooms.
Part of the celebrations include our new book ‘The Great Gardens of Cornwall – the people and their plants’ which will tell the history of each garden and champion the owners and head gardeners who’ve created each of them. This new book is packed with photographs, quotations, anecdotes and interest and can now be purchased from any of the Great Gardens of Cornwall for £9.95.