We are delighted to share the second blog in our series, introducing you to the various gardens within each region of Cornwall.
Next up, we explore south-Cornwall with its gentle waves, tranquil atmosphere, spellbinding views and sub-tropical climate with stunning palms and rich plant cover.
We also recommend our favourite place to stay in this area to help you plan a memorable and once-in-a-lifetime trip to Cornwall.
South-Cornwall offers the most incredible scenery and gardens – here’s where needs to be on your list when visiting this area:
https://www.trebahgarden.co.uk, TR11 5JZ
A subtropical haven with coastal scenes as its backdrop, Trebah Gardens is the result of 180 years of inspired and dedicated creation, with the garden cascading down to a private beach sitting humbly alongside Helford River. With over 4 miles of pathways to explore, including sights of 100-year old flora, koi pools, gunnea passage, the tallest Chusan Palm recorded in he UK and many more treasures; this garden offers an unrivalled year-round experience for all to enjoy.
https://www.lamorrangardens.co.uk, TR2 5BZ
Surrounded by the gorgeous waters of St Mawes, Lamorran Gardens sits beautifully on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, with remarkable views stretching for miles. The garden it-self was built in 1982, constructed in three intimate compartments of woodland; a Japanese-style water garden, as well as temples and archways adding to the Italianate nature of this outstanding Cornish gem. With over 200 palms of 35 species, the the subtropical nature of this garden is the perfect place to immerse yourself in. Having featuring in top ten of BBC’s ‘Nation’s Favourite Gardens’, Lamorran is a must-do when visiting our coast.
3. Caerhays Castle Spring Gardens
https://visit.caerhays.co.uk, PL26 6LY
Where glimmering Cornish sea meets the infamous castle on the hill, surrounded by over 140 acres of brilliant spring blooms which can be tracked back to the turn of the century, Caerhays spring gardens is a real-life fairytale waiting to be explored. With the unique microclimate of frequent westerly gales, acidic-rich soils, hydrating sea mists and humidity – the garden provides a faultless environment for many species of flora to thrive. The real Caerhays Magic lies within their huge, Asiatic magnolias and Plant Heritage Collection of Magnolias, with over 600 varieties on show as well as over 80 UK record sized trees to discover.
Here’s one of our favourite Hotels in the south-Cornwall area:
The Nare Hotel
Carne Beach, Veryan-in-Roseland, TR2 5PF
An AA 5-star hotel, The Nare is a jewel on Cornwall’s south coast as one of the most luxu-rious hotels in the whole region. Quintessentially English and traditional with incredible views over Carne Beach and the Roseland coastline, you’re certain to be amazed at not on-ly the location, but The Nare’s unrivalled charm and elegance in this unspoilt corner of Cornwall.
With a special connection to The Great Gardens of Cornwall, Proprietor Toby Ashworth is the founder of the Spring Story initiative having harboured a strong belief that his hotel guests were missing out on the true magnificence of a Cornish spring by visiting in May, when the most splendid sight of all – the flowering of the magnolias – occurs in February and March each year! Read more about our Spring Story here: https://www.greatgardensofcornwall.co.uk/spring-story
We highly recommend The Nare Hotel as a wonderful place to stay when visiting the coun-ty and is perfectly located for visiting Trebah Gardens, Lamorran and Caerhays Castle, as well as a number of our other Great Gardens.
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Standby for our next blog, all about west-Cornwall!