An historic private estate renowned for its gardens with collection of magnolias and camellias, on-site nursery, tea shop and dog friendly woodland walks.
The Jewel in the crown, at the heart of the estate, 70 acres of enchanting gardens and grounds featuring one of Cornwall's largest and most diverse plant collections set within magnificent formal, informal and woodland areas. The gardens include numerous specimen shrubs and trees, a stunning bluebell valley, ornamental lake with picturesque Victorian Boathouse and formal cascade, Sunken Italian Garden, Serpentine Yew Tunnel, extensive Pinetum, Bamboo collection, atmospheric Rockery and Grotto, the Great Lawn and Summer Terrace and many other interesting features.
Tregrehan has been home to the Carlyon family since 1565. Jovey Carlyon's passion for trees during the late 19thcentury is evident in the towering specimens seen today. Beneath this canopy Gillian Carlyon's (1924-1987) renowned collection of camellias flourish. In quiet rebellion against this promiscuous genus, the botanical collection of the current 'gardener' (encumbered with the same passion as his forebears) requires an appreciation of the diversity of the world's flora. At its floral peak in the spring, the 20 acre garden and magnificent green-house (circa 1846).
St Michaels Mount
An award winning tourist attraction in Cornwall. Home of the St Aubyn family for 300 years and one of the most visited National Trust properties in Britain.
Mount Edgcumbe House
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Based in Cornwall, England. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the world-renowned restored productive gardens and pleasure grounds.
Probably the most valuable asset to the garden is its microclimate. It is virtually frost free, and this, together with the mild and temperate influence of the Gulf Stream, enables many tender plants and trees to flourish. One of the most important of these is the Peruvian Laurel, one of the few specimens growing in England today. There is also a Maidenhair tree, (Ginkgo biloba) which is said to be the tallest specimen outside Kew Gardens.
The Eden Project
The Eden Project is wholly owned by the Eden Trust, an educational charity. They use exhibits, events, workshops and educational programmes to remind people what nature gives to us and to help people to learn how to look after it in return. All money raised goes to further the aims of the Trust.
63 acre garden in 18th century style. Includes details of the facilities such as woodland railway and countryside museum.
Marwood Hill Garden
Set in the rolling hills of North Devon, this garden features large collections of camellias, astilbes, tulbaghias and Japanese irises.
Set deep in the lovely North Devon countryside, Rosemoor is an enchanting garden to visit at any time of the year.
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