A perfect miniature Normal Mott and Bailey Castle, Gatehouse built for Edward the Black Prince in 1350. With astonishing views of the Tamar Estuary and a new and very ‘Flowery’ garden, only five minutes from the A38.
A small privately owned country estate in Cornwall, between Falmouth and Constantine, which has been in the same family since 1760.
Carminowe Valley Garden is nestled on the side of Carminowe Valley in deep oak woodland Marion & Peter Stanley have created a diverse garden out of a mown arboretum since 2007.
Port Eliot you will find not only a bewildering array of shrubs and magnificent trees, but also turn of the century summerhouses, fountains, ornamental ponds and even a secret maze which children love to explore while you lie on the bank with a good book and look out at the estuary.
Bosahan Garden has its own microclimate, enabling a fusion of tender plants from both hemispheres to flourish in the moist shelter. Radiant rows of rhododendrons and azaleas are mixed with the likes of magnolias and southern hemisphere tree and shrub species. The exotic palm groves and mature Maidenhair trees have made a lush canopy under which to explore the ‘sub-tropical’ environment. Bosahan is blessed with a meandering stream trickling through the centre, creating a wonderful garden for walkers to follow a trail along the fern-edged banks and palm-fringed pond.
Laid out by Sir James Tillie when he built Pentillie Castle in 1698, the garden walls are said to be some of the oldest in the UK. Sheltering a huge variety of shrubs, trees (including a collection from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh), the gardens stretch over 55 acres of the Cornish bank of the River Tamar.